Add to cart First Class Series Green Tea (特上) Tokujyou $35.99 Extra Special Premium Leaf Tea: The finest Japanese loose leaf tea. gold hi quality leaves are shaded at least three weeks prior to harvest, in the same way as matcha. However, post-harvest processing is identical to sencha. The resulting tea has a deep green color, translucent emerald-like liquor, and rich flavor. The characteristic flavor of this is a pronounced umami highlighted with sweet overtones.