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Nishi First Flush Sencha
Organic Green Tea

  • 250g
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The Nishi family's teas are celebrated throughout Japan for their exquisite quality and dedication to organic cultivation techniques and masterful cultivar selection. We have partnered with the Nishi family for over a decade of sustainable tea farming, working with them to establish some of the first organic tea farms in southern Japan. This is Nishi's premier asamushi style sencha with a bright, lively character that is only found in the first flush. The "first flush" refers to the first harvests of the spring season when new tea buds emerge and tea plants awake from winter dormancy. At this time, the bushes sprout up with great vigor and yield the richest, most balanced teas. Vivid and juicy, Nishi First Flush Sencha presents a dewy umami flavor and smooth mouthfeel.



Tasting Notes: Refreshing and brisk with a pleasant bitter-sweetness, deep umami flavor and a greenish-golden infusion color

Ingredients: Organic green tea.

This tea originates in Kagoshima in southern Japan. Explore the tea regions of Japan below.


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Basic Brewing Guide:
Water Temperature: 160°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 1.5 minutes

Traditional Brewing Guide:
Teaware: Japanese Kyusu
Water Temperature: 160°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 10g per 320ml (11oz)
Steep Time: 45 seconds, 1st infusion; 15 seconds, 2nd infusion

Kyusu Brewing from Rishi Tea on Vimeo.

For the best infusions, we recommend brewing this tea in a Tokoname teapot.

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.
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By Caroline on September 9, 2016
Long Island, United States
Yes, I am back and continuing on my review because I am too excited with this tea. My sample is almost completely finished, I've already ordered my first 50g bag, awaiting patiently for its arrival. If there were only 4 things for me to describe this luscious tea, it would be exceptional smoothness, richness, perfect amount of sweetness and Liquid Emerald. The vivid green is so beautiful! I hope my 50g bag that is coming will be just as delicious as this 10g sample which is almost gone.

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By Caroline on August 31, 2016
Long Island, NY United States
This is the highest grade of Japanese tea I've ever tasted and it left such a wonderful impression that I had to write a review. Upon opening the sample package, the fresh aroma just drew me in, and after examining the lovely and vibrant color leaves, I knew I was in for a treat.. This Nishi First Flush tea is fresh, smooth and leaves a lovely tingle on your palate, It is also fragrant and "floral", hard for me to describe...it is simply exquisite. I don't know what cultivar is used for this tea, but it is no less than extraordinary. A tea you can be proud to serve your honored guests...or yourself!

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By Matt on October 5, 2014
Topeka, KS United States
Fresh, marine and just savory enough to balance the background sweetness. Leaves a persistent floral note clinging to the palate, and a slight drying astringency. I brew first steep typically at 155 F for one minute.

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By Jackson on June 4, 2014
Chicago, AL United States
I've had the highest-end sencha green tea from every other brand worth noting and this Kagoshima First Flush is right at the top. Some of the best green tea I've ever had and I've been exclusively drinking green teas for almost 10 years now. I'm tempted to buy another 250g bag because I know this won't last long in my house.

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By Nick h on February 1, 2014
Norman, AL United States
This is by far some of the best sencha I've ever tried. Please do yourself a favor and buy this. You'll be so happy you did!

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