Sonogi Tea was formed by a group of six young tea farmers who have come together to promote their tea in a new way. Each farmer has selected tea cultivars based on compatibility with the local soil, aiming to extract unique flavours and aromas with each variety. Sonogi Tea has been highly praised for its quality.
Midori Sencha is a light sweet sencha from the Onouechaen Tea Garden in the Nagasaki region of Japan. The garden has been in operation for 70 years and is run by Kanzuhiko Onoue, a third generation tea farmer.
The highly steamed leaves are a deep green colour and infuse to a pale liquor. The taste is one of gentle sweetness with a hint of umami and a pleasant, soothing, creamy mouthfeel
Genmaicha is a Japanese green tea, sencha, mixed with toasted brown rice. The rice gives the tea a unique, mellow, nutty flavour. The sencha in this tea is of much higher grade than in standard Genmaicha. The producer has won the prize for the best sencha in Japan several times in their history.
Japanese Matcha is tea leaves that have been ground to a fine powder. This ceremonial grade of Matcha is from Uji, one of the oldest tea cultivating areas of Japan. This Matcha is made using only the finest tea leaves and buds which have been shade-grown to produce an intense and sweet flavour and turn the Matcha a vibrant green colour. This Matcha has been produced without the use of artificial fertilisers or pesticides.