Sencha (literally translates as decocted tea) is the most popular type of green tea in Japan. In fact, more than 80% of the green tea processed in Japan results in Sencha. Sencha is coveted for its refreshing and rejuvenating natural taste. Original Sencha is made from the finest young tea leaves. The traditional Japanese practice, not usually found elsewhere, of steaming green tea leaves immediately after picking preserves their unique properties. This steaming, sometimes referred to as the Sencha process, takes place within 24 hours of harvesting and inhibits the enzyme activity that causes oxidisation, enabling the tea to retain its bright emerald green leaf colour and preserving its nutritional benefits.
Sencha green tea is most suitable at homes, offices or anywhere at all. When brewed, this tea has a greenish golden color, a refreshing aroma and a good balance between astringency and sweetness. Sencha contains more of the beneficial nutrient catechin than other green teas, because it is grown in full sunlight, thus it becomes yellowish green in colour.
◆ Origin: Miyazaki, Japan.
◆ Tasting & Appearance: a delicately sweet, herbaceous aroma emanates from the long, flat, naturally dark emerald tea leaves.. It is subtly balanced, sweet and salty, with a flavor profile reminiscent of fresh cut grass and seaweed.
◆ Notes & Well Being: current research indicates that drinking green tea may help to prevent heart disease and strokes, regulate blood sugar, lower blood pressure, facilitate weight loss and fight viral colds and flu. Sencha contains vitamin C and six times the antioxidant levels of black tea.
Dose of tea
1+1/2 Tsp. for 6 oz Cup
1 - 2 Minutes