【Sencha】Organic Mountain-grown Nara Native Sencha 2022

(1 customer review)


This tea is a high-quality sencha produced on organic farms, and is therefore both safe and unsullied: free of anything known to be unhealthy, and uncontaminated as to flavor. Consequently, it tastes as sencha really should.


Single Estate
Tsukigase, Nara, Japan.

Single Cultivar
Yamatomidori Seed-grown cultivar.
Planted in 1964

Green Tea
Organic Sencha.

New Harvest
May 16, 2022.

About the manufacturer

Fumiaki Iwata

President at Tsukigase Kenkō Chaen

Born on 17 May 1974 as the 17th heir to the Iwata family in Tsukigase, Nara prefecture. Graduated from Tokyo University Of Agriculture. Resigned as an office worker to continue the family farm in 2001. 

7 acres of tea farm land
3 acres of vegetation wasteland

About the tea garden



20 ares.
Tea mountain.
Altitude approx. 260m.

One of the last farms of its time that were planted from seeds as opposed to cultivars. In 1964 seedlings were still expensive, hence the reason for the choice to plant and grow the bushes singlehandedly.


Geological features:
Magmatic rock on the Japan median tectonic line. Mesozoic era.

Soil type:
Mixture of granite and loamy soil.

Direction and angle:
Southeast facing mountain slope.

Ridge direction and shape:
Horizontal ridges along the slope’s contour lines.

About the climate

Good sunlight in the morning and before noon. Early first flush.

Surroundings and environmental circumstances:
On the opposite side of the farm road are other farmer’s gardens and woods. The farm extends down on the southeast side of the mountain slope from the mountain ridge.

About the tea cultivar species

Cultivar details - Yamatomidori

This native cultivar has been growing in its present location high up in the mountains in Nara Prefecture, unmodified, for over half a century. It is distinguished by a gentle yet distinct sweetness on the palate.

Nara agriculture research center sub-center.

Discovered in 1924, registered as #10, named “Yamatomidori” in 1953.

Extreme late grower. Germination and harvest approximately 10 days behind Yabukita.

Strong against cold, anthracnose, diseases of blight, etc.

Cold resistance
Extremely strong against
winter colds and frost damage.

Suitable land
Growth on sloping surfaces with
desirable drainage is strong, but is weak in lesser effluent areas.

Brewing guidelines

Suggested measurements for 1 portion.

Amount of tea


Water temperature


Water amount


Steeping duration

40 sec

Suggested no. of infusions: [3~5]

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.

Additional impressions:

It’s a good sencha.
At first I thought that it would have a weaker taste but it wasn’t the case.
It’s an overall mellow flavor, not bitter nor astringent. I liked it.

【Sencha】Organic Mountain-grown Nara Native Sencha 2022



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Weight65 g




1 review for 【Sencha】Organic Mountain-grown Nara Native Sencha 2022

  1. Victoria (verified owner)

    Delightful and full of fresh umami flavor. The flavor lingers in your mouth. Congratulations on a great tea this year. Love it !

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