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Organic Sencha Akaike Green Tea

Regular price $39.99

A medium-bodied Sencha that tends lightly vegetative with hints of cut grass. Known to be high in polyphenols.
Luxury Ingredients: Green tea* *Organic Certified Organic by Pro-Cert Organic Systems (Organic Equivalency with COR, NOP, EU, JAS)
Small Batch Blended and Packed in: Canada
Tea(s) From: Japan
Region(s): Kagoshima Prefecture
Antioxidant Level: High 
Caffeine Content: Low
Our loose leaf Organic Sencha Akaike Green Tea is packaged in a 500 gram Nitrogen Flushed & Vacuum Sealed Bulk Bag for added freshness.
About this Tea:
By now, most of your tea lovers will be somewhat familiar with the health benefits of drinking superior quality green teas like this Akaike Sencha. Recent newspaper articles have lauded green tea's high polyphenol levels, catechins and anti-oxidants and the numerous ways they help the body. Recent scientific evidence appears to show green teas can even help fight certain cancers, strengthen bones and teeth and increase longevity. But how many know that green tea was a beverage favored by Minagawa Yone of Akaike, Fukuoka, Japan? Probably not very many, right? Well,  between January 29, 2007 and August 13, 2007, Minagawa Yone was the world's oldest living person. Classified as a super-centenarian, Minagawa reached the ripe old age of 114. We can't make the claim that it was the Sencha alone that kept her going, certainly a combination of diet, good genes and a healthy dose of luck also came into play, but the tea certainly didn't hurt.

Now, in the great universal warehouse of things that are good for you, there aren't very many items that can claim to be as delicious as a freshly brewed cup of grassy green Akaike Sencha. (Seriously, compare it to a spoonful of cod liver oil if you don't believe us.) This would explain why it wouldn't have been such a burden for Minagawa to drink it throughout her long life. Top quality Senchas like this offer a light richness that can't be found with other teas. Considered a good tea for everyday drinking by the Japanese, Sencha Akaike offers long notes of wheat, clover honey, sweet grass and subtle seaweed. The cup pairs exceptionally well with foods of all sorts, it makes an exceptional palate between courses and interestingly, makes a great companion to peanut butter sandwiches. (We're talking an all-natural organic peanut butter on crusty artisanal bread here - the astringency cuts through the rich nutty flavor like a hot knife through. well. the other sort of butter.)