Sencha of Brightness (80g)


Pale yellow in color, Brightness has a floral aroma with gentle tones of elderberry. It is a medium-bodied tea with a subtle umami taste and underlying notes of avocado and apricot. Before its summer harvest, it is shaded from the sun for two weeks which creates a smooth and airy Sencha.

Taste: Umami
Body: Rich
Texture: Rounded
Length: Medium
Harvest: July
Tea Cultivar: Yabukita
Origin: Wazuka
Cultivation: Shaded
Processing: Lightly Steamed, Rolled, Dried
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What is Sencha?


Sencha (煎茶) is the most popular tea in Japan and is unique in its distinctive emerald colour and grassy, vegetal taste. Directly translated as `brewing tea´, 80% of all green tea produced in Japan is considered Sencha. After being picked, the tealeaves are immediately steamed for about 40 to 50 seconds to prevent them from oxidising. The tea is then rolled in several processes: rough rolling, strong rolling, middle rolling and finally fine rolling. This transforms the leaves into the beautiful needle shapes that are typical of Japanese tea.


Farmer Profile

Akky-san Farming Tea

Akihiro “Akky” Kita is our president and lead farmer here at Obubu. His desire to make this tea available to the general public is the foundation of Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms. In college, Akky took up a part-time job as a farmhand in Wazuka, and fell in love with the tea of this region. He made the decision then to leave college and devote his time to mastering the art of tea farming. Recognizing the need for independent farmers like himself to spread the joy of drinking Japanese tea, he travels each year during the winter off-season to bring Japanese tea to people all over the world.

Additional information

Weight 130 g

1 review for Sencha of Brightness (80g)

  1. Obubu Tea

    Reviews by tea professionals and enthusiasts:

    “The dry leaf aroma is green like sun-warmed grass with just a hint of salty marine air and dry seasoned wood.

    The infusion is golden green with an aroma of freshly cut green grass as well as savory and buttery macadamia nuts. The taste is savory with umami, nutty, and grassy green with a long green finish” – Heather Porter, 2016

    “The flavor has a mellow nutty start that changes to a slightly green and vegetal one with afternotes of cooling mint sensation. I can easily see why this Sencha of Brightness was named from the idea of sparkling light reflecting on cooling waters. The tea is very mellow with almost no astringency, only a slight bit in the finish” – Lion, 2014

    The flavor is very mild and sweet. It has some light grassy notes but also a bit of sweet vegetables like corn. I don’t think I’ve ever had a Japanese tea that’s this mild before, no astringency whatsover. It’s very tasty and soothing, like floating away on a green tea cloud” – TeaBrat, 2013

    “It tastes amazingly good, refreshing and ‘sparkling’ — but definitely not too sweet. It is beautifully clear, and an appealing gold-green.” – by E Alexander Gerster, 2011

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