From the Private Reserve, these Matcha Leaves (Tencha) are direct from the tea-fields of Uji, Japan.
Quality above all else, our loose-leaf matcha leaves (known as tencha) represent the savory and energizing complexion of matcha – all from the whole-leaf form which you can steep as a traditional green tea, or use for fresh grinding of matcha.
What is Tencha?
Before matcha becomes matcha, it is tencha. The same careful labor, mindfulness, and hand-picked character of our Uji Matcha is poured into these Tencha Leaves – to be enjoyed as a more conventionally steeped tea.
Tencha is naturally high in antioxidants, L-theanine (the calming amino-acid) and has energizing levels of caffeine (about 30mg/g). Similar to Gyokuro, although Tencha leaves are not rolled during the drying process.
Matcha Experience in a Steeped Tea or Grinding at-home
Our Loose-leaf Tencha Leaves are a great segue for the conventional steeped-tea drinker to experience the power of matcha, and vice versa. This product also is perfect for anyone with an at-home matcha grinder who needs a refill of fresh ground matcha.
Vegetal flavors, full umami complexion, and the floral aromatics truly define this very-most premium Uji Tencha from Japan.
Typical Serving Size
3tbsp (7-8g) with 1cup (~250ml) of hot water (140-158F), brew 1.5 – 2.5min; about 14 servings in this 100g size product
Farm-direct, sourced exclusively from Uji, Kyoto region of Japan
Ingredients: 100% Japanese Green Tea Tencha Leaves
*Customers report that this is compatible with Cuzen for refill matcha leaf and other at-home matcha grinding machines.