Sencha Kinezuka
Yamamidori Organic

Premium 93 P.

Premium organic sencha made from the 1st harvest of the yabukita cultivar from the exceptional Kinezuka tea farm in the prestigious region of Shizuoka. Named Yamamidori (mountain green) by the tea farmer, this tea embodies the unmistakable mountain character of Shizuoka, with a distinctly sweet green taste. 100g
  • Top terroir in Shizuoka at the foot of Mt. Fuji
  • Especially natural cultivation methods
  • All members of farmers' collective pursue natural cultivation
  • Pesticide-free cultivation since 1976
  • Certified organic since 2016


Character vegetal sweet, fresh, robustly bitter, straight-forward character
Tea Garden Kinezuka, Shizuoka
Terroir Setonoya, Fujieda, Shizuoka (prefecture), Japan
Harvest 1st harvest (ichibancha), end of May, 2023
Cultivar Yabukita (100%)
Elevation 200-400m above sea level
Steaming Medium (chumushi, 45 seconds)
Organic Cert. EU certified organic, JAS organic since 2016, cultivation without pesticides since 1976
Laboratory Tests Radioactivity (11/2019; 08/2018)
Awards Chuunchi Award for Agriculture, 2012
Grade  93/100 p. (sencha category); Premium



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Tea Farm

Kinezuka Tea Garden

The Kinezuka Tea Garden is renowned for its exceptionally stringent adherence to natural and organic cultivation methods. These include the avoidance even of pesticides which are permitted according to the Japanese JAS organic standards. While we source our teas directly from Mr. Kinezuka's farm, the region boasts other reputable JAS organic teas, in part as a result of the cooperative that Mr. Kinezuka founded in 1976 with other tea farmers from the Fujieda region. This cooperative is committed to the cultivation of the finest organic teas, and there are currently at least 26 farms in Fujieda that have joined. These farmers not only work together to improve their organic cultivation methods, but to further an integrated regional organic system under the name "Human, Agriculture, Nature".



A robust and natural mountain sencha with a pleasant yabukita character and focused bitterness at the finish. The tea possesses a sweet aroma similar to fresh pastry and a green flavour reminiscent of sautéed savoury cabbage, freshly cut grass, and leafy vegetables. This tea is a stimulating sencha of the highest organic quality.


Small leaf pieces and longer grass-green needles


Delicate bright 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, 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 idyllic mountain above Fujieda, near the town of Nakayama. The farm is known for its exemplary and exceptionally strict organic standards. In addition to particularly natural and robust teas including sencha, kabusecha, bancha and hojicha, this farm also produces excellent organic rice, fruits and vegetables. The farm is also know for its mikan (Japanese mandarins).

Single Origin

This tea is exclusively sourced from the above mentioned tea farm in Fujieda. Sourced directly from the tea farmer.

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.

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