Japanese Sencha tea is a traditional green tea that is produced in several parts of Asia, including Japan. Although it took almost six centuries before green tea was fully accepted in Japan, Sencha green tea is now the most popular drink. Sencha green tea is just one of many varieties of green tea. Other types include; matcha, gyokuro, bancha. Green tea is also among one of the finest teas included in ceremonial tastings.
Sencha tea is a specific variety of green tea that has not been fermented nor withered. Instead, the leaves are steamed to prevent fermentation. Then the leaves are rolled, shaped, and dried. Once steeped, Japanese Sencha produces a greenish-yellow color with a mellow body and slight vegetal notes. Sencha green tea represents about 80% of all tea produced in Japan.
We recommend brewing 2-3 tablespoons of Japanese Sencha in 12-16 ounces of hot water for 2-3 minutes. Most people prefer to drink this tea plain but it can be sweetened up with a little honey too.
Origins: Japan Flavor: Mellow Body With A Slight Vegetal Flavor Characteristics: Leaves Are Steamed Dry Health: High In Antioxidants