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Zairai Gold Shincha | ざいらいゴールド

Packaging Size: 100g Bag

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About Zairai Gold Shincha | ざいらいゴールド

Description: An exciting new tea to our lineup. Zairai refers to tea grown from native tea seeds and not developed by cross
breeding. Zairai Gold has a genetic mutation that limits Chlorophyll which in turns limits the the transfer of Theanine into Catechin. Long story short, Zairai Gold is rich in umami and sweetness with a fascinating Husk Cherry aroma. Truly, tea to fall in love with.

 Recommended for: Lovers of the richer style of Kyushu style senchas - our Tsutsuji and Ayame Kabuse for example - will adore this tea.


Notes on Production


Single Grower | Single Producer | Native Seed

Grown full sun - Spring harvest

Cultivars: Zairai

Tasting Notes

Husk Cherry | Sweet Corn | Meringue


Fukuoka, Japan

Brewing Instructions

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews

Undeniably sweet, but with a slight astringency. A great tea to throw into the mix.

Daughter loved this gift of tea!

Daughter gave this tea a five star rating!

Great choice for both cold and hot tea

Has amazing sweetness and depth. I would recommend it for all


This is my favorite to-go sencha. It is, at once, delicate and full of umami...with a much more creamy, sweet mouthfeel than most senchas I've tried.

Equally wonderful iced or hot

I love to cold brew this tea overnight in my fridge using my Hario bottle. It is light and refreshing but paradoxically has a mellow earthiness as well. It helps to keep me awake during my night shifts. It's very comforting when brewed hot- and strangely even lighter and sweeter tasting than the cold brew. I can definitely detect a slightly fruity acidity as well.

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