Fukamushi Sencha
Niikawa Yamakai Organic

Super Premium 96 P.

Super Premium fukamushi sencha made with the rare yamakai cultivar. Deeply steamed. Produced by an organic tea farm in the highlands of Fukuoka. Exceptional water quality in the region. 100g
  • Organic tea farm in a secluded area in the highlands of Fukuoka
  • Exceptional water quality in the region
  • 3rd generation of close-to-nature farming
  • Custom-made fertiliser according to the family's recipe
  • Especially deep steamed Fukamushi Sencha made with the rare yamakai cultivar


Character Intense, invigorating, stimulating, reminiscent of forest moss, toasted sweetness, warming
Tea Garden  Niikawa Seicha
Terroir Ukiha, Fukuoka, Japan
Harvest 1st flush (ichibancha), beginning of May, 2023
Cultivar Yamakai (100%)
Elevation  400m above sea level
Steaming Deep (fukamushi, 100 seconds)
Organic Cert. EU certified organic, JAS organic, organic cultivation since 1973
Laboratory Tests  Radioactivity (08/2018)
Grade 96/100 p. (sencha category); Super Premium

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€189.00 / 1kg
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Tea Farm

The tea farm is led in its 3rd generation by Yūhachirō Higuchi, a respected master of tea and judge of various tea tasting competitions. The strict organic guidelines at the farm follow the principle of being one with nature. Due to the difficult terrain, only absolutely necessary mechanical equipment is used for farming. The tea farm produces its own fertiliser according to an old family formula that has been adapted over the years.



An especially deep steamed Fukamushi Sencha made from the rare yamakai cultivar: an elegant and pure green tea cultivar. Yamakai tends to be strong with a pronounced bitterness while always retaining its elegance. The tea is invigorating and high in caffeine, yet also warming with toasted aromas and notes of mineral volcanic spring water. Depp steaming further refines the intense and complex character of this tea. A tea for connoisseurs.


Natural, fine green needles


Warm and vibrant green


Sencha is by far the most widely grown green tea in Japan and forms the backbone of the Japanese tea tradition. The leaves are traditionally steamed for 10 - 60 seconds after harvesting, dried with hot air, shaken and then rolled into small flat needles. The flavour profile of Sencha is versatile, ranging from sweet, fresh, grassy notes on the one hand, to strong, tart, noble, bitter notes on the other, depending on the region of cultivation.

Laboratory Tests

We go to great lengths to identify the finest organic tea farms across the world’s most celebrated terroirs. All our teas are sourced directly from the farmer and, with a few exceptions, are certified organic or come from pesticide-free farms. Each batch of tea for every harvest is tested for pesticides and other pollutants in an independent German lab to ensure they meet our strict quality standards as well as HACCP food safety requirements. Likewise, all the regions of Japan from which we source our teas are tested for radioactivity for every harvest.

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Cultivation & Processing

The tea farm is located in the picturesque, yet difficult to traverse mountains of Ukiha, in Fukuoka. The region has been listed as having some of the best water quality in all of Japan. The teas from this region are typically deeply steamed to produce a deep and clear flavour that is minimally astringent.

Single Origin 

This tea is exclusively sourced from the above mentioned tea farm in Ukiha. Sourced directly from the tea farmers.

Organic Certification


Brewing Guide

2 heaped tsp per 100-300ml (55-60°C) water. Steep for 2 minutes. Suitable for several infusions.


High quality, airtight, resealable standing zipper pouch with 9 protective layers to preserve flavour and protect against oxidation and contamination.

Recommended Teapot 

The ideal teapot for sencha is a red tokoname kyusu with a fine ceramic strainer, which can best bring out the taste of sencha. Alternatively, a black tokoname kyusu can be used, which is a good all-rounder for preparing green teas.

Recommended Storage 

Ideally store in a quality tea caddy made from cherry tree bark (wooden, kabazaiku chazutsu) or an airtight, double-coated metal tin.


Test results

The purity of our formulas is important to us. This is why we have both our raw ingredients as well as our finished products extensively tested by independent laboratories to confirm purity and active ingredient content. Here, we have provided the results of some of the tests carried out on this product.
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