Let me begin by saying I love Japanese green tea. It can be hard to find really good sencha, though, as the market is full of products meant to generate revenue. This tea is killer. Far and away better than most sencha I've tried (including the slightly lower-cost one here -- sorry); these leaves are long, shiny, and dark, there is little dust and crumble, the aroma of the leaves is grassy and fresh, and the tea.....yeah. Fantastic. This is sencha at its best. Try this, and get your friends to try it.