NEW HARVEST' 2024 | Sencha Daichi no Meicha

TASTING NOTES: spinach, wheatgrass, lemon

Organic tea farmer Yoshimitsu Masuda's best sencha, Daichi no Meicha 大地の命茶 ("Tea [made from] the life of the earth"), is a deep-steamed sencha or fukamushicha that produces a deep green tea with a rich umami flavor.

The leaves for this tea is a single cultivar and are picked while they are still young in early spring.


3rd generation tea farmer Hiroki Matsumoto manages some 30 fields in the Kiriyama region of the Makinohara plain in Shimada, Shizuoka. He utilizes the UNESCO designated World Heritage agricultural tradition, Chagusaba, to cultivate his tea leaves. This tradition requires farmers to cultivate sasa grasses surrounding the tea fields, and use the grasses as fertilizer in the fields.

Regular steamed tea leaves create a balanced sencha green tea.

Kaneroku Matsumoto Tea Garden
📍Shimada, Shizuoka, Japan

Tasting notes

Grassy and sweet at the same time. Light and airy.