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Tsutsuji Sencha | つつじ煎茶

Packaging Size: 50g Bag

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About Tsutsuji Sencha | つつじ煎茶

Description: Tsutsuji is hand-picked and machine processed to be shown competitively at tea fairs in Japan. Laser-focused and round on the palate with a balanced umami and sugar pea-like sweetness. A very easier brewer that exemplifies the best of Fukuoka tea.

What is so special about this tea? Teas produced specifically for competitive tea fairs in Japan are known as "Shuppin-cha" [出品茶] or "Hinpyoukai-cha" [品評会茶] and Tsutsuji is one of them. Teas of this caliber are meant to showcase the skill of the producer and while they don't make up a large percentage of the volume of a tea makers yearly sales, they are considered extremely important. Tsutsuji is a lighter steamed tea that undergoes less "hiire" than traditional Yame Sencha. The beautiful fine glossy leaves are extremely uniform and the brewed color of the tea glows in a subdued manner that exudes sophistication. The name Tsutsuji is a reference to the flower of the blooms in spring, right around the same time that this tea is harvested. Of you are looking to try one of the great teas of Kyushu, we absolutely recommend Tsutsuji.

Recommended for: One of our sweetest most refined sencha.

Notes on Production


Single Grower | Single Producer | Single Cultivar

Competition Grade Sencha

Cultivars: Saemidori

Tasting Notes

Spring Field | Wilted Greens | Fresh Wildflower


Fukuoka, Japan

Brewing Instructions

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
One of my favorites

Fell in love with this tea, and it's become my go-to daily drinker. Well balanced, the sweetness is really nice while still having umami.

Winner Sencha All the Way Around

Very sweet with deep umami and beautiful finish. Love this sencha and would order it again!

Not impressed

Wasn’t impressed wouldn’t order again.


When I could not get the Chiran I loved, Tsutsuji was recommended. It’s an excellent choice if you like elegant and grassy


This tea is a stunner. It's clean, bright and happy. Distinctive notes of pandan, especially when brewed at 180.

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