Nestled in Japan’s famed Shimiza district, scattered among forests and bamboo groves, are a series of small, quiet tea gardens growing some seriously mind-blowing sencha. Warm days, cool nights and the area’s renowned pure and delicious water combine to create the ideal conditions for growing great green tea. And we’re offering you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to taste their exceptional Sencha Yabukita, just days after the pluck. Tea this young retains a uniquely sweet “tea oil” aroma and a smooth, buttery taste with hints of roasted chestnut. It’s as fresh as tea gets, and it’s yours to taste for a very short time. Limited edition!
Steamed green tea leaves from Shimizu district, Shizuoka prefecture Japan.