Morimoto Organic Green Tea

Chá Camélia

The Morimoto Sencha Cold and Hot is produced by the Morimoto family, using only leaves of the first harvest of the year. It’s a wonderfully versatile Sencha which – you guessed it! – can be served hot or cold. In contrast to other cold brew teas, it doesn’t take hours or even a whole night to seep – it’s good to go in only a few minutes. The resulting infusion is of a magnificent green colour, boasting pleasant sweetness and a very refreshing taste. It’s absolutely no surprise that cold Morimoto is a summer staple in Portugal! 

Tasting note: Refreshing green, delicate tea with a mild, natural sweetness. There is some caffeine when prepared in hot water but none when prepared in cold water.

When stored dry and cool, the teas can easily be kept for 2-3 years without loss of taste or quality.

100g packet (20 sachets at 5g)

16,50 

(€14,40 per 100g)

Brewing instructions:

This Sencha can be prepared in two different ways.

Hot preparations for a cold winter day:
Place one sachet in 700ml of 70C water for 2 minutes. Give it a good stir to release colour and flavour.

Cold preparations perfect for a hot summer day:
place one sachet in 1 litre of cold, still water and let it infuse for 10 minutes. Give it a good stir to release colour and flavour.

Chá Camélia
Chá Camélia is Portugal’s first project devoted entirely to the cultivation of the tea plant Camellia sinensis, offering a selection of world-class teas, blends of green tea with Portuguese ingredients and two blends of edible flowers and Portuguese aromatic herbs. On their small farm near Vila do Conde, Nina, her husband Dirk, and their four employees now take care of about 12,000 tea plants on a land of 1 hectare. With their biodynamic approach, they aim to create a sustainable cycle on the farm in which everything that is used comes from the land itself.  Chá Camélia’s program includes Japanese teas from their trusted partners in Japan, many of whom have been supporting Chá Camélia from the very beginning – after the first planting, growing and harvest can take up to ten years. They also use Japanese techniques in their production, relying entirely on manual methods rather than machines. Of course, this makes for a smaller harvest, but Nina and Dirk firmly believe this is the only way you can get the quality they desire.   All of their teas are being harvested as whole leaves which means that you can brew small amounts several times over.