Sencha Chiran
Sakura Pest.Free

Super Premium 95 P.

Super Premium sakura blend with vitalising and freshly delivered cherry blossom leaves from Japan and our premium organic chiran yabukita sencha. Organic sakura leaves are hard to find even in Japan. The ideal gift for the beginning of spring in Japan. 50g
  • The sakura leaves are grown according to JAS organic standards, a rarity even in Japan
  • Sakura cultivar specially bred by our Sakura farmer's father as a symbol of peace (more information below)
  • After the harvest, the leaves are fermented with organic whole cane sugar to create a particularly intense, fruity aroma
  • Blend with our umami, sweet organic sencha chiran yabukita for a revitalising green tea flavour
Character Sweet, mouth-watering, discreet sakura notes, well-balanced, strong
Tea Garden Sakura: Farm in the process of organic certification in Ehime, Japan
Chiran yabukita sencha: Renowned small family farm in Chiran
Terroir Sakura: Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku, Japan
Chiran yabukita sencha: Chiran, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
Harvest Sakura: July through August 2022
Chiran yabukita sencha: 1st flush (ichibancha), May 2022
Selection Sakura: Handpicked sakura leaves
Chiran yabukita sencha: Only leaves from the first flush
Cultivar Sakura: Youkou (Jap.: sunshine), a cultivar developed by the farmer's father
Chiran yabukita sencha: Yabukita
Elevation Sakura: 90-170m
Chiran yabukita sencha: 160m
Processing Method After harvest and selection, the sakura leaves are gently dried at a low temperature and then fermented with organic cane sugar to obtain a particularly intense, full and natural aroma
Steaming Chiran yabukita sencha: Normal (chuumushi, c. 40 seconds)
Shading Chiran yabukita sencha: 5-7 days, jikagise technique
Organic Cert. Cultivated without the use of plant protection products
Grade 95/100 p. (aroma blends category); Super Premium

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Tea Farm


We source our sakura leaves from an organic farm in Ehime. In addition to sakura, numerous other fruits and vegetables are grown there and provided exclusively with the farm's own specially fermented organic fertiliser. Our Sakura farmer has made it his mission to buy old, run-down farmland in Ehime and transform them into organic vegetable and fruit farms of the highest environmental standards. The cultivar "Youkou" (陽光) used for the tea was specially bred by our farmer's father and has a heartwarming background, which you can read more about below.

Chiran Yabukita Sencha

We source this tea from a very passionate, renowned organic tea farmer from Chiran. He is particularly close to nature, had his tea fields organically certified as early as 1998 and is proud of the high quality of his very old machines. His passion lies in the annual creation of a masterful blend of southern cultivars.



A traditional sakura blend, the cherry leaves give the naturally strong kagoshima sencha an almond-like flavour foundation, which is wonderfully integrated by the slight bitterness.


Slender, dark green needles with brown/orange cherry leaf pieces


Delicate green/yellow


Sencha is by far the most commonly cultivated and consumed green tea in Japan and constitutes the backbone of Japanese tea traditions. The leaves are typically steamed for 10-60 seconds, dried with hot air, churned, and via a multi-staged process rolled into flat needles. The flavour profile of sencha is very diverse and varies between sweet, fresh and grassy to robustly bitter. The region of cultivation as well as quality of the tea play a significant role in determining flavour.

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


We source our sakura leaves from a JAS organic certified farm in Ehime. The cultivar "Youkou" (陽光) used for the tea was specially bred by our farmer's father and has a heartwarming story that has even been adapted into a film in Japan. The former middle school teacher was deeply affected by the impact of the Second World War on his students; although he had promised that they would be reunited under a cherry blossom tree (sakura), he was never to see many of them return from war. With unwavering determination and countless setbacks, he dedicated the next two decades to a very special project: growing a sakura that could grow and thrive in both hot and cold climates. This cultivar was developed not only to fulfil the promise to his students, but also to serve as a symbol of peace and commemoration of fallen soldiers around the world. For more than 40 years, the Foundation has planted more than 20,000 of these cherry blossom trees all over the world - from the Vatican to Madagascar, Mexico to Azerbaijan, the deep pink flowering Youkou Sakura can be found as a symbol of peace and tolerance among nations.

Chiran Yabukita Sencha

The tea field is located in the fertile lands of Chiran in Kagoshima, the southernmost part of Japan, where the sun shines intensely over the coastal lowlands. The tea field has been certified organic since 1998 and utilises self-produced natural fertiliser that is fermented for 3 years and made from a nutritious combination of bamboo powder and mineral-rich stone. The fertile volcanic soil is further complemented by the ashes that are carried by the wind from the nearby active volcano, Mt. Sakurajima.

The tea is shaded from the strong sun for 7 days before harvest and immediately washed with water after harvest to cleanse away volcanic ash. The tea farmer takes special pride in the use of older, traditional rolling and drying machinery that is made of bamboo rather than plastic.


Brewing Guide

2 heaped tsp., (55-60°C), 100-300ml, 2 min. Suitable for multiple infusions.

For cold brew:

Place two heaped teaspoons of tea in a cold brew pot or bottle for every cup of water. Pour cold water over the tea and let it steep overnight in the refrigerator.


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

Recommended Accessories

For a particularly aromatic preparation, we recommend a black tokoname kyusu with a fine ceramic strainer. Alternatively, for a more neutral taste, a tall glass teapot with an integrated strainer is suitable, in which the tea can float and steep freely.

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