steeping guide

Health Benefit: 

Good for diet (High in Polyphenol, Catechin, EGCG Element)
Reduces absorption activity in stomach (High in and Gallic acid)
Makes skin smooth (High in Taedenol Element)
Rich in vitamins C and E
 0 Cholesterol, 0 Sodium 
Low in caffeine (34mg per cup, equal to one-third cup of coffee)

Authentic Japanese Green Tea -Loose Leaf 3.5 oz -First Crop -Hatsuzumi

2017 Fresh Crop (Shincha)
  • Quantity  3.5 oz (100g)
    Makes 30 - 40 cups
    (99 cents per cup)
    55 cents per cup
    Type Loose Leave Authentic Japanese Green Tea (No Additives), Fukamushi Sencha, Ryoku-cha, Cultivated by Chagusaba Method
    Caffeine per Serving 34 mg (about 1/3 of cup of coffee)
    Country of Origin 100 % Made in Japan
    Vegan 100% Natural Gluten-Free Sugar-Free GMO-Free 

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    Orders placed by noon MT (2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific) will be shipped from our warehouse daily Monday-Friday, after payment is verified. 

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    We Ship to Anywhere in USA and Canada

    We ship anywhere in USA including Hawaii and Alaska and Canada.

    Our fresh green teas are shipped directly from Japan to our warehouse in Washington on weekly basis. We ship all our fresh green tea to you from our warehouse in Washington via USPS. This shipping approach allow us to reliably ship fresh green tea speedily to your door without any international shipping involved after you order. 

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    All order comes with Free Insurance through USPS. 

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    Our motto is to make you happy and healthy. We wish to become part of your life to be happier and healthier person than who you were yesterday. 

    Price Guarantee Policy 

    We strive to be the best online retailer of Japanese Green Tea products in USA. Our partnership with the best Japanese Green Tea Farms in Japan allow us to acquire their products at reasonable costs, which we transfer to our customers in form of lower prices. We want our customers to get the best price on any of the products they purchase.

    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 on all of the products in our store.

    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.

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    • 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.
    • Nutrition Facts

      Amount Per Serving - Serving Size 1 tablespoon (7 g) - Makes 11 oz (350 ml) 

      Calories 22.3      (Calories from Fat 0)
      Total Fat 0.34 g    
            Saturated Fat 0.047 g
            Trans Fat 0 g
      Cholesterol 0 mg
      Sodium 0 g
      Total Carbohydrate 2.62 g
      Dietary Fiber 0 g
      Sugars 0 g
      Protein 2.20 g
      List of Ingredients Green Tea
      Caffeine per serving 34 mg (about a third of cup of coffee)
      Declaration Regarding Veg or Non-Veg Veg
      Declaration of Food Additives None
      Country of Origin 100 % Made in Japan
      Name and Complete Address of Green Tea Farm Arahataen Inc. 257 Nunohikihara Makinoharashi
      Shizuoka Japan 421-0407 Japan
    • Product Description

      Hatsuzumi -  First Crop Japanese Green Tea (Lose Leaf)

      Hatsuzumi -  First Crop Japanese Green Tea (Loose Leaf)

      Hatsuzumi translates to "First Crop" in Japanese.

      In Japan, green teas are categorized as first, second, and third based on when the tea is harvested.

      • First harvest of the season is called Ichiban-cha (also called Shincha)
      • Second harvest is called Niban-cha
      • Third harvest is called Sanban-cha (some farms do not even pick the third harvest)

      This is also called, "New Crop" or, Shin-cha. Since it is the first harvest, this is refereed as "syun," or seasonable. Japanese culture value the concept of "syun" (seasonable), and an example of it is a famous haiku where it must use a word of season "syun" in the short poem. The characteristics of the first harvest is that the tea leaves are still "young," and bring in richer and clearer aroma.


      Once a year, only the new sprouts tea leaves are being picked by hand.

      Benefit of first crop green tea

      Compared with the second and the third harvest, first harvest contains less catechin, which brings less astringency. First crop also has less caffeine, but has more amino acid, which is the prime component of the sweetness and umami element.

      Green tea plants take in nutrients during winter, and deliver the nutrients to the leaves as it blooms in spring time. Traditionally in Japan, the first day of the spring is February 4th and it is called Rissyun (literally translates to "spring stands up") and the 88th night is considered to be the best first day to pick green tea. It is believed that by consuming the tea leaves harvested on this day, a healthy year lays ahead of the consumer. Therefore, the first crops are popular gift items in Japan.

        The characteristic of the first harvest is that the tea leaves are still "Young" and brings in richer and clearer aroma.

      Health Benefit: 

      Good for diet (High in Polyphenol, Catechin, EGCG Element)
      Reduces absorption activity in stomach (High in and Gallic acid)
      Makes skin smooth (High in Taedenol Element)
      Rich in vitamins C and E
       0 Cholesterol, 0 Sodium 
      Low in caffeine (34mg per cup, equal to one-third cup of coffee)

       Photography : Rodrigo Vargas []

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    Japan is the eighth largest tea producer in the world (88,900 tons per year), but only three percent of its production is exported outside of Japan. One of the reasons is the complicated process of processing tea and exporting from Japan.

    Traditionally, green tea is produced by a farmer, processed and packaged by different companies, and then goes through wholesalers and retailers to reach Japanese consumers. When exporting, it is handled by yet another importer and retailer companies in USA to reach American consumers.

    When ordering directly from Japanese companies online, it takes anywhere between 7 - 40 days which is due to custom check at US ports. Food is highly regulated in US customs, and it can take anywhere between a week and a month for the clearance in storage environment where temperature is not controlled. Not only does it take long, customers are usually charged with high oversea transaction fees by credit card companies.

    JapaneseGreenTeaIn is revolutionizing the Japanese green tea buying process by partnering with Arahataen Inc. who not only farm quality green tea, but also process and package in-house. We get shipments via air directly regularly, handling all the customs and duties.

    When you order tea from us, we ship you fresh tea using USPS directly shipped from the state of Washington, and you receive your tea in 1 - 5 days. By cutting all the "middle-men" and long processes, you get fresh green tea right at your door in 1 - 5 days.
    You will also not be charged by oversea credit card processing fees and you can call us anytime at our toll-free number: 1-800-380-7030.

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    Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, NationalDesignated as GIAHS (Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems) by The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization


    Steeping Guide

    Steeping Guide - Hot

    1. Dissolve 2 teaspoon of powder into 8 Oz of hot water. We recommend about 175°F for most common green tea.

      Please note that our product page has different recommended temperature based on type of tea between 175°F- 185°F; however, 175°F can be the most common and standard temperature that would work for any type of our green tea.

      Steeping guide

    2. Wait for 60-120 seconds  (Please follow steeping guide on the product for specific time based on type of tea.)

    3. Use mesh strainer to filter out the green tea leave and serve hot

    Steeping Guide - Cold

    1. Dissolve 3-4 teaspoon of powder into 30 Oz of cold water.  For best result, use filtered water, bottled water. Alternatively, you can boil water and let it cool down until room temperature. 

    2. Keep in refrigerator for 3 hours or more. Key point is to use longer time to dissolve. This way, sweetness increases, and it does not break down theanine and vitamin C.  For best result, let it sit for overnight. 

    3. Stair the water first, then use mesh strainer to filter out the green tea leave and serve cold.