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Kesennuma Kuwacha Sencha: Mulberry Leaf Tea {46}

4.33 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
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Rare Japanese mulberry tea, or kuwacha (桑茶), processed like sencha tea. Without the caffeine of green tea, it's a great cleansing herbal tea.

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kesennuma kuwacha mulberry leaf tea
This tea (or more accurately, tisane) was made with leaves grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers in the area between Kesennuma and Minami-sanriku in Iwate Prefecture. A rich but delicate sencha-like tea but without the caffeine, enjoy kuwacha mulberry tea straight or with milk.

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Kesennuma Kuwacha Matcha (Mulberry Tea Leaves)
Mulberry leaves grown in Miyagi Prefecture
Sato Family


Kesennuma Kuwacha Eitoku (Click to read the Sato family’s inspiring story of losing their home and business, surviving the tsunami, and starting anew with Kuwacha tea.)
STATUS: The Sato family behind this company is currently living and operating their business from a temporary housing facility.
BLOG: Read more from the Sato family
Sasagajin, Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

Kesennuma Kuwacha Eitoku


Based in Kesennuma, a city devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Sato-san lost both his home and business. But he had his life, his family, and the drive to restart his life anew. From the temporary housing facility where he and his family currently live, he has built relationships with mulberry farms and processing facilities, and launched Kesennuma Kuwacha Eitoku, selling the healthy, caffeine-free mulberry leaf as a tea leaf and tea powder. The new company was launched in part with a grant from NVIDA, and a wonderful write-up on Sato-san can be read here. Origin of Kesennuma Kuwacha Eitoku (Click to read the Sato family's inspiring story of losing their home and business, surviving the tsunami, and starting anew with Kuwacha tea.)
Kesennuma Kuwacha Eitoku
15-6 Kesennuma Park Housing Facility, 4-5 Sasagajin, Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture 988-0073, JAPAN
2011 in the aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami
We buy mulberry tea leaves from contracted local farmers in Miyagi Prefecture and produce the sencha and powder at local Miyagi factories.
yabukita, sayama-kaori, fukumidori
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Net Weight (per item)

10 grams (0.36 oz), 90 grams (3.17 oz), 500 grams (1.1 lbs)



Storage (Standard)

Store in an airtight container away from sunlight in a cool, dry place.




Kuwacha, like sencha (Japanese green tea), can be prepared in a teapot. Use the Standard steeping technique with either twice the amount of water, or half the amount of leaves (unless you like the taste of the tea strong).

3 reviews for Kesennuma Kuwacha Sencha: Mulberry Leaf Tea {46}

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A great caffeine-free alternative to sencha! It has a rich, buttery flavor that reminds me of gyokuro, and a pleasantly thick mouthfeel. It’s very easy to brew as it never goes bitter.

  2. 3 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This is a good herbal tea. It actually reminds me of gyokuro…it is not as rich, and doesn’t have the thick mouthfeel, but there is something similar in its aroma. It’s good enough that I might consider switching it out with sencha now and then. And if I couldn’t drink sencha but wanted a similar tea, this is what I’d go for!

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I really love this herbal tea. I was surprised, it’s taste is very different from a green tea, yet it’s very green and almost tasting like kelp. Round and agreeable in mouth.

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