Liquid Jade Sencha no.1 – Matured Hand-picked Mandokoro Sencha

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Watch this video for a visit to this truly authentic tea region.

The Tea Crane is the official international partner of Chaen Musubi.
Through this partnership we aim to make Mandokoro tea more widely known and accessible internationally.

Matured and rounded Traditional sencha from the Manodokoro region.
Hand-picked. Only natural methods are observed.
An ages old tradition, kept alive by an aging local population.

2020 Spring harvest.
Klick here for the hand-picked 2021 spring version of the same tea.


Single Estate
Mandokoro, Shiga, Japan.

Single Cultivar
Mandokoro native cultivar.
Oldest tree is 300 years old.

Green Tea
Machine harvest, Natural Sencha.

New Harvest
Spring 2020.

About the manufacturer

Ren Yamagata

Independent farmer in Mandokoro

In order to preserve the ages old tea farming traditions in the Mandokoro region, where the population is aging and less people are able to continue tea manufacturing, Ren has resolved to take the preservation of this culture in her own hands.

300 year old native bushes
0 use of pesticides

About the tea region



Tea mountains.
Altitude approx. 500m.

Mandokoro is one of the only regions in Japan where traditional cultivating and harvesting methods have not been overthrown by industrialisation.


 The inhabitants of this small village continue to treat their bushes in a natural way, only adding pampas grass and occasionally lees of coleseed used for extracting oil to the soil. 

Not one farm in this mountain village uses chemicals such as pesticides or herbicides, and each year in spring, the community gathers to aid each other in the arduous task of hand-picking the leaf, used for this absolutely delicious sencha.

I try to make my contribution each year and at least spend a day in the fields with the elderly ladies, joyfully picking tea.

Discover more about this region here.


Brewing guidelines

Suggested measurements for 1 portion.

Amount of tea


Water temperature


Water amount


Steeping duration

40 sec

Suggested no. of infusions: [3]

Additional comments:

Brewing for a shorter time (40sec), but at a higher temperature (90~98℃) will release more of the tea’s aroma, without releasing too harsh a bitterness.


Join me on a 2-part visit to this tea region:

Liquid Jade Sencha no.1 – Matured Hand-picked Mandokoro Sencha



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Weight45 g



1 review for Liquid Jade Sencha no.1 – Matured Hand-picked Mandokoro Sencha

  1. E (verified owner)

    Very nice Sencha.

    Great flavour with every steep. Highly recommended!

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