Mandokoro, Shiga, Japan.
Mandokoro native cultivar.
Oldest tree is 300 years old.
Hand-picked, Natural Sencha.
May 21-22, 2022.
About the manufacturer
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.
About the tea region
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.
Suggested measurements for 1 portion.
Suggested no. of infusions: 
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 – Traditionally Hand-picked Mandokoro Sencha
Bill B –
Delicious, premium quality tea. Also nice to know how it was picked and about the tea grower.
Richard Panse (verified owner) –
I have to thank the Tea Crane for always locating the most delicious and organic Sencha Teas. Once again a refreshing and healthy sencha for anytime of day.
Selwyn Redivo (verified owner) –
If regular tea is one-dimensional, organic tea two-dimensional, then wild/native organic tea is three-dimensional. I’m always surprised at what mother nature, with sensitive people tuning in, can produce. A very special tea!
Victoria (verified owner) –
I recently opened my Liquid Jade Sencha no.1. Wow – I like this tea in the morning. Really nice flavor. I feel energized and have a clear yet calm mind. Might be my new favorite tea very soon.