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Nakazen: Sanpin Cha, Okinawa Jasmine Tea

Nakazen: Sanpin Cha, Okinawa Jasmine Tea

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Nakazen: Okinawan Sanpin-cha


Jasmine tea, known as 'sanpin-cha' in Okinawa, is popular for its Jasmine fragrance and has been a mainstay of the islands since its days as the Ryukyu Kingdom hundreds of years ago. Originating with the trade between the Ryukyu Kingdom and China, this tea is an example of the mixture of Chinese and Japanese influence on the islands.

Nakazen's sanpincha jasmine tea uses only high-quality tea leaves grown in China. Semi-fermented tea leaves (20% fermentation) are scented with jasmine petals.

Nakazen's Jasmine Tea is very lightly fermented green tea.

Steeping Notes: 2-3 grams  | 100°C | 200 ml 

    • Ingredients: Chinese-grown tea (lightly fermented) and jasmine flower
    • Manufacturer: Nakazen Yakuso Nojo Ltd.
    • Location: 
  • Nanjo-shi, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan


About Nakazen: Established in 1968 originally as a farm, Nakazen Corporation was one of the first companies to manufacture tisanes using Okinawa-grown products such as guava and turmeric 

Katsuo Nakamoto - Founder 

"It all started from my wish for everyone to live a healthy, happy life...

I was hospitalized during my late twenties due to a kidney disease caused by overwork and stress. One day while I was at the hospital a friend of mine told me about a tea made of “kumis kuching (orthosiphon aristatus or cat’s whiskers)”. Without having much knowledge on this particular tea, I decided to try drinking it. To my surprise, the kidney got better after a while, and that is when I felt and experienced the effect of "kumisukuchin" tea. Once I left the hospital, I wanted to spread the word about my experience with this tea. This is how I got into the business, which I continue on until today.

I hope we will be able to provide products that will help support your healthy, happy life."

(Please note that this is written from a personal experience and impression. Products do not guarantee a complete recovery from diseases.)



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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Wendy Grainger
Excellent Service and lovely product

The service from Tencha was excellent. Quick delivery and excellent communication. The tea is lovely and the caddy is really beautiful. I will definitely be treating myself to more products from this company.


Very fragrant tea. Makes a healthy tea with ginger and turmeric. Thank you.

Bryan Dean
Great Sanpin Cha

I had read about this type of tea in a book about Japan and decided to try it. I am not disappointed as this is a lovely tasting and refreshing drink. Although the price may seem high the value is in the flavour, also use sparingly as you don’t need as much leaf as black tea, additionally re-fill the pot and leave a little longer and it produces a very reasonable second brew.

Eva Ujhelyi

Nakazen: Sanpin Cha, Okinawa Jasmine Tea