The most popular tea in Japan
With 80% of Japanese tea grown for sencha, it is by far the most popular tea in Japan! All teas are special, but Sencha is a little extra special because of its unique growing and processing practices.
This baby is grown in full sunlight, thus giving it that spunky yellow-green color that it’s on the plant. During the processing, sencha is steamed rather than pan-fired (like many Chinese green teas), resulting in a lighter grassy, earthy flavor.
The steamed leaves are then rolled into tight little pin needles. Sencha also contains more catechin than other green teas - full of natural antioxidants!
The healthier ritual to replace morning coffee. The Sencha Green tea is so good!
As a child of first-gen Chinese immigrants, Cindy Li inherited her ancestors’ love of tea and a reverence for the farming communities her family came from. While researching the commodity tea industry in university, Cindy learned about the colonial tea trade, a history steeped in abusing farmers and profiting off of the commoditization of their crops.
Even today, modern businesses are built on industrial structures from the ages of colonialism and imperialism. As a result, the tea itself suffered: hurried, mass production strips the tea of high-quality, premium whole leaves—the kind Cindy grew up drinking gallons of with her family.
We’re uprooting the antiquated tea trade by bringing transparency to our sourcing, pay, and sustainability with our whole leaves.
Artisan, farm-to-cup loose leaf teas & flowers are sourced responsibly. We pay farm partners higher than fair trade prices to support sustainable agriculture.
Proudly a 100% zero-waste, Asian American woman-owned company.
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