Sencha is the most popular tea in Japan, representing about 80 percent of Japanese tea production. The Japanese enjoy Sencha hot in the cooler months and chilled during the months of summer.
Sencha tea imparts a delicate yellowish-green liquor that has a grassy, sweet and mildly astringent flavour. It is one of the most well-loved teas in Japan and has various health benefits.
Tea region - Ise Bay, Mie Prefecture, Japan.
Tea brewing guidance - Use ca 200ml of water per 2-3g of tea. Boil water to 80℃. Steep for 2 minutes.
The Tea Experience
A truly sensational cup of tea is a treat for all the senses. Aroma, colour and flavour all play an important role in creating the perfect tea experience.
The tea aroma - The dry leaf has a distinctively sweet and fresh aroma with a subtle hint of grassy meadow and fresh spring air.
The tea colour - The brewed tea has a transparent green hue with reflections of sunny yellow.
The tea flavour - The brewed tea imparts a grassy and sweet flavour with a light, umami astringency.
The tea ingredients - Pure Japanese green tea.
Health benefits - Particularly rich in vitamin C, this tea is a very healthy choice.
Information for tea connoisseurs
Ise Bay in Mie Prefecture, Japan has been producing high-quality tea over 800 years.
When producing Japanese Sencha green tea, the leaves are not ground as with other teas. It is slightly steamed to prevent oxidisation of the leaves. Then, the leaves are rolled, shaped, and dried. This step creates the customary, thin and cylindrical shape of the tea leaf which has a very fine and fragile structure. Finally, after drying, the leaves are fried to aid in their preservation and to add flavour.
The flavour of the tea develops during the different season of the year. The First Flush, spring picked Sencha is considered to be the most delicious and fine version of the tea. The flavour also varies from region to region. We work very closely with the producers of this tea and import only the very best quality Sencha.