Organic Sencha
Ishikawa Nami

An introductory sencha from the MAFF award-winning tea farm Ishikawa from Aichi. Especially mild, mineral, and suitable for drinking in the evening. Blended from the cultivars yabukita and kanayamidori. Cultivated at high elevation in a choice terroir in Aichi. 200g
  • An introductory sencha from the MAFF award-winning tea farm Ishikawa in Aichi
  • Unites the best qualities of bancha and sencha
  • Made from the kanayamidori cultivar (50%), which with a high EGC catechin content is immunostimulating (IgA and phagocytes)
  • One of the few organic tea farms (certified since 1995) which has never used pesticides
  • Family-owned business in its 3rd generation
  • Secluded fields, with significant temperature fluctuations
  • 100% self-made fertiliser from purely natural raw materials
  • Cultivation of the tea plants for this tea in a protected forest area


Character Pleasantly mild, mineral overtones, robust, slightly astringent, very well-balanced
Tea Garden  Ishikawa Seicha
Terroir Toyota, Aichi (prefecture), Japan
Harvest 2nd harvest (nibancha), mid-June, 2020
Cultivar Yabukita, kanayamidori
Elevation 650m above sea level
Steaming Medium (chumushi, approximately 60 seconds)
Organic Cert. EU certified organic, JAS organic since 1995
Laboratory Tests Radioactivity (Region 11/2019)
Grade 88/100 p. (sencha category); Basic




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Tea Farm

The fields are located at 650m elevation in a secluded mountainous area in Aichi to the east of the city of Toyota. This location and its temperatures pose considerable challenges to growing tencha; yet with their specialised cultivation methods, the Ishikawa family has earned the reputation of being one of Japan's most reputable organic farms.



This sencha from the 2nd harvest unifies the best characteristics of bancha and sencha. The tea is pleasantly mild with mineral overtones. The flavour is robust and slightly astringent, but very well-balanced as a result of the blend of elegant yabukita and full-bodied kanayamidori cultivars.


Relatively rough, attractive green needles


Deep, matte yellow


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.

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Cultivation & Processing

The Ishikawa family predominantly produces organic matchas, but also some senchas from the 2nd harvest such as this tea. The tea fields, located rather far north and at a high elevation of 650m, are subject to fewer pests than southern tea fields. Furthermore, because the fields are surrounded by forests, there is a significantly reduced risk of pesticide drift. In addition, the Ishikawas produce their own fertiliser, which is 100% made from natural fermented materials. Since its inception, the farm has never used pesticides or artificial fertilisers. Ishikawa Seicha has been certified organic since 1995.

Single Origin

This tea is exclusively sourced from the above mentioned tea farm in Aichi.

Sourced directly from the tea farmers.

Organic Certification


Brewing Guide 

3 heaped tsp per 100-300ml (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. The tea is vacuum packaged according to the highest standards in Japan, with a small quantity of nitrogen added to the package to protect against oxidation.

Recommended Teapot

The ideal teapot for sencha is a red tokoname kyusu with a fine ceramic sieve, 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.

Laboratory Tests

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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