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Purple Sencha

Purple Sencha


This Sencha is made with leaves from the first flush harvest of a bush called Sun Rouge. This cultivar was developed by a research division of a major paper manufacturer in southern Japan, and was registered in the registry of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forest and Fishery in 2009.  Sun Rouge has a high content anthocyanins, the same compound responsible for the purple skin of eggplants and red wine grapes. Although the bush is difficult to grow, the master producer in Mie prefecture made a wonderful tasting Sencha using Sun Rouge bush. His garden only yields 10kg annually.

  • About Sencha Variety

    Sencha, the most commonly drunk green tea in Japan was first produced in Uji (the outskirts of Kyoto) in the 18thCentury and is now produced in many parts of the country. First flush tea, harvested from late April through mid-May, is considered the best of its kind. Sencha has the perfect balance of briskness and sweetness. 

  • Returns & Shipping Policy

    We do not accept returns unless there is a problem with the received product (ex: damaged in shipment, wrong item).


    All shipments are sent via UPS Ground, unless otherwise instructed. For larger shipments of 10 cases / 250 kg, we will arrange the shipment directly to you from Japan.




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