Spring Sencha with Cherry Blossom


Refreshing blend of springtime flavors. Made with only the finest Sencha green tea leaves harvested during the early spring in Shizuoka, Japan. Nice smooth texture and well-balanced flavors. A perfect everyday tea with a little kick.


Hiroki Matsumoto, the young farmer at Kaneroku Matsumoto Tea Garden is always challenging himself to create unique and unusual teas. His inspiration comes from the fact that many tea farmers around him in Shizuoka (perhaps, the best known prefecture for tea in Japan) are already making very good and high quality tea. While the focus of the generations before him was to sell cultivated tea to wholesalers, during his time as a tea farmer, Kaneroku Matsumoto Tea Garden began to make their own products, which allowed Matsumoto-san to directly interact with customers (i.e., the people who drink his tea!). These interactions shifted something in him as began thinking about creating his own style of tea, one which wasn’t limited by the labels placed as "Shizuoka-cha" or "Shimada-cha". 

The peach wood smoked black tea is just one of Matsumoto-san’s intriguing smoked black teas. Matsumoto-san smokes his black teas using the wood from Japanese whisky barrels and utilises wood that comes from the award-winning Ichiro Distillery in Chichibu. This smoked tea can be enjoyed cold or hot and can be a great compliment to nuts and/or chocolate.

Kaneroku Matsumoto Tea Garden
📍Shimada, Shizuoka, Japan

Tasting notes

Chocolate, hazelnut, furikake