Kagoshima Green Tea Bag
Kagoshima Green Tea Bag
Kagoshima Sencha Green Tea Bags Hot or Cold Brewing
Kagoshima Sencha Green Tea Bags Hot or Cold Brewing
Kagoshima Sencha Green Tea Bags Hot or Cold Brewing
Kagoshima Sencha Green Tea Bags Hot or Cold Brewing
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Kagoshima Sencha Green Tea Bags - Hot or Cold Brewing

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Tea Bags Individually packaged sachets

We recommend this product for those who desire excellent tasting Japanese green tea without brewing loose leaf green tea leaves. The first infusion results in a very smooth, mellow, slightly sweet-tasting liquid that never becomes bitter. It also offers a very unique slightly roasted odor and after taste. The second steeping is milder and less complex than the first but still very satisfying. The outer resealable package is made of heavy-duty foil which ensures product freshness. We are confident you will like this product so we guarantee your satisfaction.

Our highly regarded supplier from the Shibushi area of Kagoshima Prefecture is one of the few in all of Japan that harvests from its own tea fields and operates its own factory. The entire tea making process is expertly managed from start to finish.

  • 20 Tea Bags Individually packaged sachets in a printed box
  • Each bag weighs 2 grams
  • Total of 40 grams (1.4 ounces)
  • 100 Tea Bags Individually packaged sachets in a cellophane package
  • Each bag weighs 2 grams
  • Total of 300 grams (10.6 ounces)

Hot Brewing Suggestions
Place one tea bag in a standard size teapot (please see the image above) or comparable size vessel. Heat the water to 80C (180F) and brew for one to two minutes depending on your desired taste. The tea bag may be infused a second time by using the same temperature water and steeping for 30 seconds or less. Please note that the caffeine content of green tea becomes significantly less after the first steeping. Please be careful when removing the bag from hot water as there is no string and tab attached. We suggest using a spoon.

Green Tea Bags

Cold Brewing Suggestions
Place one tea bag per one liter of water in a pitcher or other container (please see the image below), let stand in your refrigerator for two hours, then stir. The resulting liquid will taste mild and very refreshing.

cold green tea bags

Notes: We brewed the tea as suggested above in our taste tests in order to write the product description. We recommend that you experiment with your own techniques to find your most desired taste profile. Our products may be kept in your refrigerator before the package is opened. After opening the package, seal and store it in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Please do not place an opened package back into your refrigerator.

We ship directly to our customers worldwide. Your order will be processed on a secure server at KagoshiaTea.com, then efficiently handled and shipped from Kagoshima, Japan. All of our teas are packaged in foil bags, so they arrive to you fresh. We offer Guaranteed Satisfaction and Free Shipping, as explained below.

Free Shipping: Free shipping is effective for all orders shipped worldwide (Except the USA and Australia See below) of $40 or more. Orders of less than $40 will be billed a flat rate of $20 for shipping and handling.
USA and Australia Customers: Due to COVID19, Japan Post has temporarily stopped shipping items to the USA and Australia. We have no option but to ship items via UPS International Shipping (Faster but more expensive). Free Shipping is available for $100 or more of purchase, and below $100 will be billed a flat rate of $40 per shipment.

Delivery: Almost all consumer-packaged orders are shipped with tracking from Japan by regular small packet air mail, or in the case of large packages, by ground or ocean freight. Most orders arrive within 10 days under normal conditions. Please contact us before you place your order if you wish to pay extra for it to be shipped with insurance, return receipt or by registered mail. Overnight or other expedited shipments are usually not available. We regularly use the USPS, Japan Post and UPS (includes automatic tracking) at our discretion. These shippers are highly efficient and we rarely have problems with them.

Our shipments are sometimes subject to customs inspection, which may delay the arrival of your order, and for which we have no control over. Please contact us if you have not received your tea within 30 days. If after 30 days your order has been determined to be lost, abandoned or stolen, we will give you a full refund less any previously paid shipping and handling charges. We will not make a shipment twice to the same address where problems have occurred unless the shippee pays additionally for secure delivery service.

Order Processing, Order Receipt: Once you submit your order, and it is successfully processed on our secure server, your browser will display an order summary entitled "Order Receipt." Please print this page for your records. Shortly thereafter, you will receive an email confirmation as well, but this email could be delayed owing to Internet server traffic. You will not receive a follow up e-mail after your purchase has been shipped because most orders arrive within a relatively short time period.

Taxes: Tea is not subject to sales/consumption tax in the US. Sales/consumption tax on shipments outside the US will be collected by the carrier, dependent upon the local tax authority regulations, and is the responsibility of the buyer. If tea is taxed in your part of the world (Europe for example), the carrier will collect this tax from you the buyer.

    Store Guarantee: We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, PayPal, Apple Pay, Amazon Pay and other various payment method (listed on the footer of the site). All transactions are processed on a secure server. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with any of our "consumer-packaged" products, please provide us with your purchase information, and we will, without question, give you a full and unconditional refund (excluding applicable shipping fees). There is no need to return the product. You may make use of it as you desire. We reserve the right to limit future sales to anyone who takes unfair advantage of this generous privilege.

    Price Guarantee Policy: We strive to be the best online retailer of Japanese Green Tea products. Our partnership with the best Japanese green tea farms in Japan allow us to acquire their products at reasonable cost, which we transfer to our customers in form of lower prices. We want our customers to get the best price every time.

    If you find any other online store which sells the same item for a lower price within 6 months of the date of your purchase, please let us know, and we will be glad to match that price and refund you the difference. This is true for our store as well; if you find that our store is lowering the price on a product you purchased from us less than 6 months ago, we will refund you the difference. We want you to feel confidence that you are getting the best price.

    To request your partial refund, simply email us a link of the product whose price has been lowered and your order ID. We will process your request and credit your credit card accordingly.

    Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

    • Our Price Match Guarantee is applicable only to the item you purchased from our store. Additionally, the purchase must be completed before you can request the price match.
    • Promotions such as coupon, rebate, and buy-one-get-one-free offers are not eligible.
    • The item must be in stock on the competitor's site.
    • The competitor site must be an online retailer without a physical retail location.
    • We do not offer price-match against discounters and auction sites such as eBay, Overstock etc.
    • The competitor site must be an authorized retailer for the item in question.
    • The Price Match Guarantee includes the retail price of the item and the shipping cost. It does not include sales tax.

    Kagoshima is the southern gateway of Japan. Southerly ocean breezes provide Kagoshima Prefecture with a temperate to sub-tropical climate thus making the weather typically mild and comfortable year around. The region has a long history of volcanic activity with eleven still active, such that much of the land throughout Kagoshima has been covered in a layer of volcanic ash known as “shirasu” (in Japanese). This ash helps produce soil that is exceptionally rich in minerals. Abundant rainfall plus a very suitable growing climate and soil make Kagoshima Prefecture a premiere supply base of agricultural products for the rest of Japan. One of these products is excellent green tea.

    Mt. Sakurajima, an active volcano located in the Kagoshima Bay, that is recognized as the symbol of Kagoshima.Mt. Sakurajima, an active volcano located in the Kagoshima Bay, that is recognized as the symbol of Kagoshima.

     

    Kagoshima Green Tea History

    There are several theories how green tea cultivation took root in Kagoshima. The most agreed upon is that a Buddhist priest from the Kyoto area traveled to the hamlet of Yoshimatsu approximately 700 years ago to establish a temple, and thereupon cultivated the first camellia sinensis plant. Tea production occurred only in local areas and remained quite small for several hundred years. Later during the Edo Era (1603-1867) the predominant Satsuma clan encouraged tea cultivation on farms for wider commercial purposes. This increased production greatly but the tea quality was poor and most of it was consumed regionally. In 1887 the first tea producers association was instituted in an effort to improve quality, but it was not until the early 1950's that real improvement was achieved. This was when a large contingent of apprentice farmers relocated to the famed Makinohara region of Shizuoka to learn advanced tea growing and processing techniques. After completion of their training the apprentices returned to Kagoshima and theYabukita cultivar (first developed in Shizuoka) was introduced, thus better quality tea production took hold. By 1975 Kagoshima Prefecture was producing significant amounts of green tea. Even so, the quality and taste of Kagoshima green tea remained relatively inferior to that from other parts of Japan because production facilities were still developing their skills. During these years, much of the raw tea production of Kagoshima was shipped to Shizuoka to be further processed and blended with the much better quality teas from that area. Then in the late 1980's the Kagoshima Prefectural Government mounted a concerted effort to improve quality and name recognition by strengthening the Tea Experiment Station and Tea Growers Association. Their efforts have resulted in considerable success.

    About Kagoshima Present Day and Future

    Present Day and Future

    Due to the broad, flat terrain of Kagoshima Prefecture, long perfectly-aligned rows of tea can be planted and then harvested by mechanical harvesting machines developed exclusively for this purpose. These unique high-volume harvesters are highly efficient and effect a very precise and even pluck of each tea leaf. Presently the Yabukita cultivar represents 41% of total tea production in Kagoshima compared to a national proportion of 76%. Yabukita production is smaller in Kagoshima Prefecture due to the fact that an astounding variety of new camellia sinenses cultivars have been developed there in the last three decades. Twenty eight percent of Kagoshima green tea comes from the Yutaka Midori cultivar followed by smaller amounts from the Sae Midori and Asatsuyu. Others include the Okumusashi, Kanaya Midori, Zairai, Asanoka, and Sakura Jima. Tea leaves from two or more of these cultivars are often blended to achieve the desired aroma and taste balance. The combination of exemplary growing conditions, high-volume harvesting and skilled processing give Kagoshima tea producers comparative advantages over all others in Japan. High quality at reasonable prices have garnered Kagoshima green tea a growing international reputation. It can be concluded that the Kagoshima tea industry is in a constant state of effectively pursuing improvement of total quality management, and that Japanese green tea consumers throughout the world are reaping the benefits.

    About Kagoshima Present Day and Future

     

    In modern facilities staffed with proficiently skilled tea artisans, Kagoshima Prefecture produces approximately 26% of the total national output of finished tea, while Shizuoka Prefecture produces 45%, a combination that dominates the production of Japanese green tea. Other areas with limited tea growing and processing potential such as Uji, Yame and Saga each produce only small amounts of the total which makes their green tea relatively expensive due to a restricted supply. Today the majority of Japanese green tea farmers are older than age 60. And while the number of Japanese people interested in becoming tea farmers decreases, large numbers of human labor intensive tea farms are being abandoned. Most areas of Japan harvest their tea crop two or three times per year while Kagoshima tea growers harvest four times, and in some years five times if weather conditions are favorable. With these factors in mind, along with the previously mentioned advantages, Kagoshima Prefecture is likely to remain the second or perhaps become the leading production area in Japan. The future is bright for Kagoshima green tea.

     

    Travel In Kagoshima Prefecture

    Kagoshima Prefecture is a delightful travel destination. It is easily accessible from all parts of Japan via the Shinkansen (bullet train) or by its international airport located in Kagoshima City. We suggest traveling in the area by car because it makes it possible to tour the beautiful countryside at a leisurely pace and view first hand and close up the ubiquitous and quite impressive green tea fields located throughout the region. Please view the travel suggestions on our Useful Links page.

    Descriptions

    Tea Bags Individually packaged sachets

    We recommend this product for those who desire excellent tasting Japanese green tea without brewing loose leaf green tea leaves. The first infusion results in a very smooth, mellow, slightly sweet-tasting liquid that never becomes bitter. It also offers a very unique slightly roasted odor and after taste. The second steeping is milder and less complex than the first but still very satisfying. The outer resealable package is made of heavy-duty foil which ensures product freshness. We are confident you will like this product so we guarantee your satisfaction.

    Our highly regarded supplier from the Shibushi area of Kagoshima Prefecture is one of the few in all of Japan that harvests from its own tea fields and operates its own factory. The entire tea making process is expertly managed from start to finish.

    • 20 Tea Bags Individually packaged sachets in a printed box
    • Each bag weighs 2 grams
    • Total of 40 grams (1.4 ounces)
    • 100 Tea Bags Individually packaged sachets in a cellophane package
    • Each bag weighs 2 grams
    • Total of 300 grams (10.6 ounces)

    Hot Brewing Suggestions
    Place one tea bag in a standard size teapot (please see the image above) or comparable size vessel. Heat the water to 80C (180F) and brew for one to two minutes depending on your desired taste. The tea bag may be infused a second time by using the same temperature water and steeping for 30 seconds or less. Please note that the caffeine content of green tea becomes significantly less after the first steeping. Please be careful when removing the bag from hot water as there is no string and tab attached. We suggest using a spoon.

    Green Tea Bags

    Cold Brewing Suggestions
    Place one tea bag per one liter of water in a pitcher or other container (please see the image below), let stand in your refrigerator for two hours, then stir. The resulting liquid will taste mild and very refreshing.

    cold green tea bags

    Notes: We brewed the tea as suggested above in our taste tests in order to write the product description. We recommend that you experiment with your own techniques to find your most desired taste profile. Our products may be kept in your refrigerator before the package is opened. After opening the package, seal and store it in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Please do not place an opened package back into your refrigerator.

    Shipping Policy

    We ship directly to our customers worldwide. Your order will be processed on a secure server at KagoshiaTea.com, then efficiently handled and shipped from Kagoshima, Japan. All of our teas are packaged in foil bags, so they arrive to you fresh. We offer Guaranteed Satisfaction and Free Shipping, as explained below.

    Free Shipping: Free shipping is effective for all orders shipped worldwide (Except the USA and Australia See below) of $40 or more. Orders of less than $40 will be billed a flat rate of $20 for shipping and handling.
    USA and Australia Customers: Due to COVID19, Japan Post has temporarily stopped shipping items to the USA and Australia. We have no option but to ship items via UPS International Shipping (Faster but more expensive). Free Shipping is available for $100 or more of purchase, and below $100 will be billed a flat rate of $40 per shipment.

    Delivery: Almost all consumer-packaged orders are shipped with tracking from Japan by regular small packet air mail, or in the case of large packages, by ground or ocean freight. Most orders arrive within 10 days under normal conditions. Please contact us before you place your order if you wish to pay extra for it to be shipped with insurance, return receipt or by registered mail. Overnight or other expedited shipments are usually not available. We regularly use the USPS, Japan Post and UPS (includes automatic tracking) at our discretion. These shippers are highly efficient and we rarely have problems with them.

    Our shipments are sometimes subject to customs inspection, which may delay the arrival of your order, and for which we have no control over. Please contact us if you have not received your tea within 30 days. If after 30 days your order has been determined to be lost, abandoned or stolen, we will give you a full refund less any previously paid shipping and handling charges. We will not make a shipment twice to the same address where problems have occurred unless the shippee pays additionally for secure delivery service.

    Order Processing, Order Receipt: Once you submit your order, and it is successfully processed on our secure server, your browser will display an order summary entitled "Order Receipt." Please print this page for your records. Shortly thereafter, you will receive an email confirmation as well, but this email could be delayed owing to Internet server traffic. You will not receive a follow up e-mail after your purchase has been shipped because most orders arrive within a relatively short time period.

    Taxes: Tea is not subject to sales/consumption tax in the US. Sales/consumption tax on shipments outside the US will be collected by the carrier, dependent upon the local tax authority regulations, and is the responsibility of the buyer. If tea is taxed in your part of the world (Europe for example), the carrier will collect this tax from you the buyer.

      Guarantee

      Store Guarantee: We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, PayPal, Apple Pay, Amazon Pay and other various payment method (listed on the footer of the site). All transactions are processed on a secure server. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with any of our "consumer-packaged" products, please provide us with your purchase information, and we will, without question, give you a full and unconditional refund (excluding applicable shipping fees). There is no need to return the product. You may make use of it as you desire. We reserve the right to limit future sales to anyone who takes unfair advantage of this generous privilege.

      Price Guarantee Policy: We strive to be the best online retailer of Japanese Green Tea products. Our partnership with the best Japanese green tea farms in Japan allow us to acquire their products at reasonable cost, which we transfer to our customers in form of lower prices. We want our customers to get the best price every time.

      If you find any other online store which sells the same item for a lower price within 6 months of the date of your purchase, please let us know, and we will be glad to match that price and refund you the difference. This is true for our store as well; if you find that our store is lowering the price on a product you purchased from us less than 6 months ago, we will refund you the difference. We want you to feel confidence that you are getting the best price.

      To request your partial refund, simply email us a link of the product whose price has been lowered and your order ID. We will process your request and credit your credit card accordingly.

      Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

      • Our Price Match Guarantee is applicable only to the item you purchased from our store. Additionally, the purchase must be completed before you can request the price match.
      • Promotions such as coupon, rebate, and buy-one-get-one-free offers are not eligible.
      • The item must be in stock on the competitor's site.
      • The competitor site must be an online retailer without a physical retail location.
      • We do not offer price-match against discounters and auction sites such as eBay, Overstock etc.
      • The competitor site must be an authorized retailer for the item in question.
      • The Price Match Guarantee includes the retail price of the item and the shipping cost. It does not include sales tax.

      What is Special About Kagoshima Tea?

      Kagoshima is the southern gateway of Japan. Southerly ocean breezes provide Kagoshima Prefecture with a temperate to sub-tropical climate thus making the weather typically mild and comfortable year around. The region has a long history of volcanic activity with eleven still active, such that much of the land throughout Kagoshima has been covered in a layer of volcanic ash known as “shirasu” (in Japanese). This ash helps produce soil that is exceptionally rich in minerals. Abundant rainfall plus a very suitable growing climate and soil make Kagoshima Prefecture a premiere supply base of agricultural products for the rest of Japan. One of these products is excellent green tea.

      Mt. Sakurajima, an active volcano located in the Kagoshima Bay, that is recognized as the symbol of Kagoshima.Mt. Sakurajima, an active volcano located in the Kagoshima Bay, that is recognized as the symbol of Kagoshima.

       

      Kagoshima Green Tea History

      There are several theories how green tea cultivation took root in Kagoshima. The most agreed upon is that a Buddhist priest from the Kyoto area traveled to the hamlet of Yoshimatsu approximately 700 years ago to establish a temple, and thereupon cultivated the first camellia sinensis plant. Tea production occurred only in local areas and remained quite small for several hundred years. Later during the Edo Era (1603-1867) the predominant Satsuma clan encouraged tea cultivation on farms for wider commercial purposes. This increased production greatly but the tea quality was poor and most of it was consumed regionally. In 1887 the first tea producers association was instituted in an effort to improve quality, but it was not until the early 1950's that real improvement was achieved. This was when a large contingent of apprentice farmers relocated to the famed Makinohara region of Shizuoka to learn advanced tea growing and processing techniques. After completion of their training the apprentices returned to Kagoshima and theYabukita cultivar (first developed in Shizuoka) was introduced, thus better quality tea production took hold. By 1975 Kagoshima Prefecture was producing significant amounts of green tea. Even so, the quality and taste of Kagoshima green tea remained relatively inferior to that from other parts of Japan because production facilities were still developing their skills. During these years, much of the raw tea production of Kagoshima was shipped to Shizuoka to be further processed and blended with the much better quality teas from that area. Then in the late 1980's the Kagoshima Prefectural Government mounted a concerted effort to improve quality and name recognition by strengthening the Tea Experiment Station and Tea Growers Association. Their efforts have resulted in considerable success.

      About Kagoshima Present Day and Future

      Present Day and Future

      Due to the broad, flat terrain of Kagoshima Prefecture, long perfectly-aligned rows of tea can be planted and then harvested by mechanical harvesting machines developed exclusively for this purpose. These unique high-volume harvesters are highly efficient and effect a very precise and even pluck of each tea leaf. Presently the Yabukita cultivar represents 41% of total tea production in Kagoshima compared to a national proportion of 76%. Yabukita production is smaller in Kagoshima Prefecture due to the fact that an astounding variety of new camellia sinenses cultivars have been developed there in the last three decades. Twenty eight percent of Kagoshima green tea comes from the Yutaka Midori cultivar followed by smaller amounts from the Sae Midori and Asatsuyu. Others include the Okumusashi, Kanaya Midori, Zairai, Asanoka, and Sakura Jima. Tea leaves from two or more of these cultivars are often blended to achieve the desired aroma and taste balance. The combination of exemplary growing conditions, high-volume harvesting and skilled processing give Kagoshima tea producers comparative advantages over all others in Japan. High quality at reasonable prices have garnered Kagoshima green tea a growing international reputation. It can be concluded that the Kagoshima tea industry is in a constant state of effectively pursuing improvement of total quality management, and that Japanese green tea consumers throughout the world are reaping the benefits.

      About Kagoshima Present Day and Future

       

      In modern facilities staffed with proficiently skilled tea artisans, Kagoshima Prefecture produces approximately 26% of the total national output of finished tea, while Shizuoka Prefecture produces 45%, a combination that dominates the production of Japanese green tea. Other areas with limited tea growing and processing potential such as Uji, Yame and Saga each produce only small amounts of the total which makes their green tea relatively expensive due to a restricted supply. Today the majority of Japanese green tea farmers are older than age 60. And while the number of Japanese people interested in becoming tea farmers decreases, large numbers of human labor intensive tea farms are being abandoned. Most areas of Japan harvest their tea crop two or three times per year while Kagoshima tea growers harvest four times, and in some years five times if weather conditions are favorable. With these factors in mind, along with the previously mentioned advantages, Kagoshima Prefecture is likely to remain the second or perhaps become the leading production area in Japan. The future is bright for Kagoshima green tea.

       

      Travel In Kagoshima Prefecture

      Kagoshima Prefecture is a delightful travel destination. It is easily accessible from all parts of Japan via the Shinkansen (bullet train) or by its international airport located in Kagoshima City. We suggest traveling in the area by car because it makes it possible to tour the beautiful countryside at a leisurely pace and view first hand and close up the ubiquitous and quite impressive green tea fields located throughout the region. Please view the travel suggestions on our Useful Links page.