Our Japan Sencha is an everyday green tea. Special blending and firing techniques are used to produce this Japanese varietal of green tea. As is customary with most Japanese teas, this tea exhibits grading consisting of both smaller and larger leaf particles. This gives the Sencha a fuller body than many other green teas. Originally consumed by Buddhist monks as a remedy and for spiritual composure, it is today considered a source of inspiration and vitality. Sencha means steamed tea: Sencha = steam, Cha = tea. Firstly, the tea leaves are folded lengthwise while drying on warm trays, and then they are heated in wood-fueled pans in order to stop the fermentation. You will immediately recognize the long, well-worked, grass green leaves in this quality tea. After the infusion, the full leaf structure can be seen, and the cup has a bright yellow color. The fresh, grass-like flavor with a fine sweetness is a pleasure for every Sencha enthusiast.
- Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
- Brisk and full-bodied, with a rich vegetal flavor and aroma reminding of dark greens such as kale, with moderate bitterness and a slight nutty quality.