USDA Organic Sencha is grown and harvested in the Makinohara district of Shizuoka Prefecture, one of the world's premiere tea growing regions where one can literally view a green sea of tea bushes. Being located on the Pacific Ocean coastal plain allows for gentle breezes, ample night time moisture and plentiful sunshine, just the right conditions for growing superb green tea. Our supplier is a highly skilled artisan tea company that harvests from their own tea fields, resulting in complete control from start to finish. You will taste the difference of their expertise. USDA Organic Sencha is a spring harvest tea with a pleasing balance of sweetness and astringency, along with a slight vegetal taste. This tea has been grown, processed and packaged according to the strict guidelines of the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) and is certified organic.