Organic Sencha – Super Premium
Organic Japanese tea represents roughly 1% of the tea produced in Japan, and is a rare treat. At Matabay, although limited in supply, we only offer organic tea picked in tea farms of Uji that are officially certified Organic by the of Japan.
Limited Organic Tea
The reason we mention a “limited” supply, is because there are very few tea farms/plantations in Uji that specialize in organic tea and can claim they make their tea without any chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
In order to produce a high grade Organic Sencha, you need to be not only a master in farming tea, willing to put forth the extra effort required, and able to take the risks in doing so, your tea plantation must be located in the perfect location in where you are blessed by the environment, yet have a natural “buffer” or “barrier” between your farm and the non-organic farms. Then, on top of that, you need to be blessed with the perfect weather condition. While regular Sencha is picked 2 to a maximum of 5 times a year (which is only possible in the warm climate of Southern Japan, such as Kyushu), in order to produce high quality organic tea, realistically speaking, you can only pick the leaves once. Anything after that, due to the fact that you cannot use the fast acting non-organic fertilizers, the quality drops so much, that it is hardly worth using for a beverage.
Finest Organic Sencha from Uji
This Organic Sencha, is the finest that Uji has to offer. Full in flavor, yet delicate, mellow, yet bursting with life. This tea is quite different from “non-organic” Sencha, and is reminiscent of how tea used to be, before modern day fertilizers, pesticides, and the ways of modern day farming.
Because this tea is a delicate tea in where freshness matters, we have packaged it in a steel can with a specially designed lid to keep it extra fresh.
Amount: 80g (2.82oz)
Container: Matabay Steel Can
To brew this organic Sencha, 1) put 8g to 9g of tea leaves for a serving of 3 into your tea pot, 2) pour boiling water (a total of180ml (6.09oz) for 3 cups) into the cups, 3) wait for 10 to 15 seconds, then pour the content of the cups into the tea pot. Brew time is 60 seconds. Make sure you pour all of the tea into the cups, including the last drop! If brewing for 1, use 4g of tealeaves, and 60ml (2.03 oz) of hot water.