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Sencha Iri Matcha - Loose Leaf Tea

No. 73

Sencha Iri Matcha - Loose Leaf Tea

Japanese Green Tea

Blending two of Japan’s most iconic teas, our Great Taste award-winning Sencha Matcha is smooth enough to be enjoyed as a healthy brew at any time of day.

From: Ise Bay, Mie Prefecture, Japan

LOOSE LEAF TEA
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We aim to dispatch all orders within 1-2 days of receiving your request. However, this can vary during peak times and other conditions outside of our control. Therefore, the below estimates of shipping times have been provided by our couriers.

 

UK Deliveries

 

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Transit time

Standard

£2.50, Free - over £25

Royal Mail

2-5 days, up to 14*, Not Tracked

Tracked

£5.95

DPD

1-2 days, up to 5*, Tracked

Next-Working-Day

£9.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, 1-2** days, Tracked

Saturday

£13.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, Saturday delivery, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

European Deliveries


Currently, there are some delays with parcels being sent to EU countries from the UK. This is due to complexities arising as a result of the UK leaving the European Union. If there is any disruption to the service that you have selected, we will keep you updated.The table below provides estimates of shipping times.

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Method

Cost

Carrier

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Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

Rest of the World

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

International Buyers (Including EU) – Please Note:


Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be before buying.

The origins of our Sencha Matcha Japanese Green Tea


A concoction of two of the best-loved brews from Japan, our 2021 Great Taste award-winning loose-leaf No. 73 Sencha Matcha might be the ultimate green tea. Evoking sea breezes and the aroma of fresh grass, this clear infusion is full of vegetal and umami notes, with the premium dark green Supreme Sencha tea leaves forming the perfect carrier for a judicious amount of fine powder Ceremonial Grade Matcha. The result is a fresh yet mellow cup that seems to glow with goodness, whether you're drinking it hot or as an iced tea.

The clever combination of clean, light-tasting sencha and intense, creamy matcha makes this luxury tea smooth drinking at any time of day. Low in the tannins that can cause astringency and bitterness, Sencha Matcha is mild and refreshing, with notes of grass and boiled spinach and a sweet aftertaste.

Both ingredients for this tea are harvested in Ise Bay, Mie Prefecture, located on the Pacific coast of Honshu and a renowned tea-growing region with a history that dates back at least 800 years.

Read More About Our Sencha Iri Matcha


What are the health benefits of Sencha Matcha Tea?


Hand blending two of the world's most nutrient-rich teas at our London Tea Hub, our naturally bright green Sencha Matcha tea comes with double health benefits. These early harvest green teas from the Yabukita cultivar of Camellia Sinensis are rich in plant compounds called polyphenols, associated with lowered blood pressure and cholesterol. Because of their minimal processing, green teas are also higher in antioxidants, such as carotenoids and ascorbic acid (vitamin C), than other teas, while sencha is thought to assist with dental health, thanks to its fluoride content.

Matcha scores particularly highly in the category of antioxidants called catechins, especially epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is associated with cancer-fighting properties and a reduction of 'bad' LDL cholesterol. The green tea powder, which is grown in the shade, also contains high levels of healthy amino acids, including L-theanine. While matcha contains moderate amounts of caffeine, research has shown that it's released slowly in this tea due to its interaction with L-theanine. So you can sip your Sencha Matcha knowing you're in for a sustained sense of focus, rather than just the temporary jolt delivered from, say, a strong cup of coffee.


Alternatives to our Japanese loose leaf tea


If you're new to matcha or looking to use it purely for cooking, our mellow Standard Matcha is a great introduction to this style of tea. We also offer the unique taste of this Japanese speciality brew in our Ceremonial Grade Matcha and, for extra health points, our chemical-free Organic Matcha. For an authentic Japanese tea that marries sencha, matcha and the warm notes of toasted rice, our Genmaicha Iri Matcha is comforting and delicious. Yet to discover our velvety Matcha Latte Mix? Made with cacao, toffee and cinnamon, and whipped to perfection with your preferred milk, it's a sublimely smooth and creamy way to enjoy all the health benefits of matcha powder.


For the full range of The Tea Makers of London green teas, browse our Tea Shop. If you're still unsure which matcha to buy, see our guide, which includes a key to help you choose the right caddy of this powerhouse green powder.

Ingredients


Supreme Japanese Sencha and Ceremonial Matcha Powder (Shade Grown Japanese Green Tea)

Tasting notes


This tea offers a fresh cut grass and fruity aroma and vibrant green infusion. A refreshing and mellow cup with grassy sweet, creamy infusion with brothy and umami mouthfeel.

Region


The Ise Bay is a cove situated just South East of Japan, in the Mie Prefecture, facing the Philippine Sea. The elevation across the plains varies between sea level and 64m above, and the climate is of the humid subtropical type (CFA).

Learn more about the Ise Bay

Strong seasonality defines this region. The summers are short and warm, with temperatures between 21°C and 30°C. As the season ends, autumn begins to see the temperature slowly drop over the months into the winter season, where temperatures hover between 4°C and 13°C. As winter ends, the spring allows temperatures to gently climb until they once again reach summer.

Across the year, the sky is mostly cloudy to overcast and brings with it low to medium amounts of rainfall. However, there is significant cloud cover and much larger amounts of rainfall during the summer months. In combination with warm temperatures, humidity peaks at 98% and contrasts the late autumn to winter months, where the air is typically very dry. In terms of wind, cool, blustery gales are picked up across the sea and brought inland all year long.

However, summer sees a much lower, more gentle breeze. The Bay, where the ocean waters meet the estuaries of the Kiso Three, Nikko and Honai rivers, is famous for its fish and seaweed. The Ise-Shima national park, on the southernmost tip of the bay, is home to loggerhead turtles, as well as native species of hibiscus and spider lily.

How to brew

2g - 3g

2g - 3g

80°C

80°C

200ml

200ml

2mins

2mins

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