Sencha Chiran
Yabukita Organic

Super Premium 95 P.

Organic sencha made with the popular Yabukita cultivar at the organic Nuruki Seicha tea garden in Chiran, Japan. Shaded for 5–7 days according to the jikagise technique. 100g
Character Herbal and bitter, strong, straightforward, fresh and grassy, with a balanced umami
Tea Garden Nuruki Seicha, a renowned organic tea farm in the popular terroir of Chiran
Terroir Chiran, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
Harvest 1st harvest (ichibancha), end of April 2023
Cultivar Yabukita
Elevation 160m above sea level
Steaming Short (asamushi, 20 seconds)
Shading 5–7 days, jikagise technique
Organic Cert. EU certified organic, JAS organic since 1998
Laboratory Tests Radioactivity (region as of 11/2019)
Grade 95/100 p. (sencha category); Super Premium

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Tea Farm

The fields of Nuruki Seicha are located in the shadow of Kaimon Mountain (開聞岳) in southern Chiran, not far from Sakurajima volcano. We hold the Nuruki family's dedication to natural tea in high regard; despite the dominance of conventional farming in Chiran at the time, they have been cultivating tea in this region using holistic farming methods for more than 20 years.

It was at the end of the 1990s that Mr. Nuruki's father attempted to make the switch to natural cultivation methods without pesticides. The family had no experience and were even met with ridicule, but they forged ahead – today the JAS-certified Nuruki Tea Factory, with Yuichiro Nuruki of the third generation at the helm, proudly produces natural teas which are notable for their high nutrient value and strong, full-flavoured aromas.



A natural and robust sencha made from the popular yabukita cultivar. Very revitalising, with pleasant umami and a light bitterness. A sweet fruitiness complements vegetal notes.


Matte green needles


Attractive yellow typical of sencha


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 by the sea in the top region of Chiran, Kagoshima, the southernmost prefecture of Japan. The terroir is flat, with very high sun exposure, and provides very fertile volcanic soil to the tea plants, as well as large amounts of valuable ash from the nearby Sakurajima volcano. The farm has been certified organic since 1998, and its unique fertiliser, which undergoes a three-year fermentation process, consists of a nutrient-rich blend of natural substances such as powdered bamboo and mineral-rich rock. To protect the tea leaves from the intense sunlight, they are shaded for approximately 7 days before harvesting. After the harvest, they are carefully washed to rinse away the ash. The leaves are rolled and dried using traditional machines made of high-quality bamboo, in which the tea farmer takes great pride.

Single Origin

This tea is sourced exclusively from the above-mentioned tea garden in Chiran and is purchased directly from the farmer.

Organic Certification


Brewing Guide

2 heaped teaspoons per 100–300ml water (60°C). Steep for 2 minutes. Suitable for up to 4 infusions:

1. 60°C, 45 sec.
2. 65°C, 30 sec.
3. 60°C, 25 sec.
4. 65°C, 20 sec.


High-quality, airtight, resealable standing zipper pouch with 9 protective layers to preserve flavour and protect against oxidation and contamination. Optionally available in an original Japanese gift box.

Recommended Teapot

A high-quality, violet Banko kyusu with a fine ceramic strainer is ideal for this umami-rich tea. Alternatively, a black Tokoname kyusu leaves the taste rather neutral and is considered a great all-rounder for all types of green tea.

Recommended Storage

A high-quality tea caddy made of cherry bark (solid wood, kabazaiku chazutsu) is ideal, though any airtight tea caddy with internal coating will suffice.

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