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Nishi First Flush Sencha Nishi First Flush Sencha

Nishi First Flush SenchaOrganic Green Tea

$3.00–$99.00
makes 30 cups

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USDA Organic

Description

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.


Origin

Kagoshima, Japan

Tasting Notes

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

Ingredients

Organic green tea.

Preparation

Leaf Amount
4 grams | 1 tbsp
Water Amount
8 ounces
Water Temperature
160°F
Steep Time
1.5 minutes

Traditional Brewing

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


For the best infusions, we recommend brewing this tea in a Kyusu 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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Dec 27, 2016
My Boyfriend and I love this tea so much! The umami taste is so delightful and satisfying. If we could...
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Best Green Tea
Dec 18, 2016
My most favorite green tea ever.
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Sep 9, 2016
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Exquisite
Aug 31, 2016
This is the highest grade of Japanese tea I've ever tasted and it left such a wonderful impression that I...
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Long Island, NY
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Wonderful
Oct 5, 2014
Fresh, marine and just savory enough to balance the background sweetness. Leaves a persistent floral note...
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Jackson
Jun 4, 2014
I've had the highest-end sencha green tea from every other brand worth noting and this Kagoshima First...
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Stunning tea!
Feb 1, 2014
This is by far some of the best sencha I've ever tried. Please do yourself a favor and buy this. You'll be...
Nick h
Norman, AL
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Wonderful
Oct 5, 2014
Fresh, marine and just savory enough to balance the background sweetness. Leaves a persistent floral note...
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Jackson
Jun 4, 2014
I've had the highest-end sencha green tea from every other brand worth noting and this Kagoshima First...
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Jackson
Chicago, AL
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Stunning tea!
Feb 1, 2014
This is by far some of the best sencha I've ever tried. Please do yourself a favor and buy this. You'll be...
Nick h
Norman, AL
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Exquisite
Aug 31, 2016
This is the highest grade of Japanese tea I've ever tasted and it left such a wonderful impression that I...
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Caroline
Long Island, NY
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Sep 9, 2016
Yes, I am back and continuing on my review because I am too excited with this tea. My sample is almost...
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Caroline
Long Island,
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Delicious
Dec 27, 2016
My Boyfriend and I love this tea so much! The umami taste is so delightful and satisfying. If we could...
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Shirley
Milwaukee,
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Best Green Tea
Dec 18, 2016
My most favorite green tea ever.
Kathy
Longwood, FL
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High Quality tea, Multiple brews
Dec 17, 2017
I've been drinking Rishi Tea for 15 years - have tried many different companies and imported Japanese teas...
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Barbara
New York, NY
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Wonderful
Oct 5, 2014
Fresh, marine and just savory enough to balance the background sweetness. Leaves a persistent floral note...
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Matt
Topeka, KS
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Jackson
Jun 4, 2014
I've had the highest-end sencha green tea from every other brand worth noting and this Kagoshima First...
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Jackson
Chicago, AL
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Stunning tea!
Feb 1, 2014
This is by far some of the best sencha I've ever tried. Please do yourself a favor and buy this. You'll be...
Nick h
Norman, AL
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Exquisite
Aug 31, 2016
This is the highest grade of Japanese tea I've ever tasted and it left such a wonderful impression that I...
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Caroline
Long Island, NY
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Liquid Emerald
Sep 9, 2016
Yes, I am back and continuing on my review because I am too excited with this tea. My sample is almost...
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Caroline
Long Island,
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Delicious
Dec 27, 2016
My Boyfriend and I love this tea so much! The umami taste is so delightful and satisfying. If we could...
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Shirley
Milwaukee,
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Best Green Tea
Dec 18, 2016
My most favorite green tea ever.
Kathy
Longwood, FL
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High Quality tea, Multiple brews
Dec 17, 2017
I've been drinking Rishi Tea for 15 years - have tried many different companies and imported Japanese teas...
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Barbara
New York, NY
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