Takeo Tea Farm: 2023 Organic Spring Sencha Green Tea, Kodawari #2 Premium 特上こだわり

Size: 10g / 0.35 oz / Harvested April-May 2023 / Yunomi bag

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Spring sencha harvested between late April to early May. 

Steaming: Takeo-san steams the leaves for a slightly longer time than usual sencha, so we have classified this as a fukamushicha.

Cultivars: Yabukita, zairai (grown from seed) blend

Pesticide use: Takeo-san uses no pesticides in cultivation and have isolated their tea fields away from other agricultural activities to prevent contamination. Of the some 20k tea farmers in Japan the Takeo family is one of a few family-operated artisan tea farms who have had their tea certified. 

JAS (Japan Agricultural Standard) certification mark


Steeping Notes

The amounts below are guidelines. Adjust to preference.

  • Tea: 3 grams (0.11 oz)
  • Water Amount: 100cc (1/2 cup, 3.4 fl oz)
  • Water Temperature: 60-70˚C degrees (140-158˚F degrees)
  • Steeping Time: 1 minute

Product Info

  • Name: Organic Spring Sencha Kodawari #2 Premium
  • Japanese name: 有機栽培茶こだわり 特上春煎茶
  • Ingredients: Green tea
  • Harvest: May
  • Region: Tsu City, Mie Prefecture

Producer Info

  • Name: Takeo Tea Farm
  • Type: Tea farm, family business
  • Farmer: Hiroyuki Takeo
  • Established: 1925, all fields converted to organic cultivation in 1993, certified as organic in 2000
  • Certification: JAS certified organic (legally equivalent to USDA, EU, French, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand organic certifications) 

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