Organic ''Sencha'' Premium Green Tea

Organic ''Sencha'' Premium Green Tea

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  • $99.24
    Unit price$9.92 per 100g
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Category: Tea

Expected Shelf Life: 1 Year

Country of Origin: Japan

Characteristics & Certifications:

Gluten-Free Keto Kosher Organic Vegan


Our organic ''Sencha'' premium green tea green tea is made from non-fermented whole green tea leaves. This is a premium green tea from Japan. Almost 60% of all tea produced in Japan is sencha and most of it never leaves the country. It contains moderate amounts of caffeine and makes a great daily green tea.

 

What is Sencha green tea?

  • Sencha is a steamed green tea made from small-leaf "camellia sinensis". Japanese sencha has a refreshing flavor that can be described as vegetal, green, seaweedy, or grassy.
  • After picking, the processing of sencha green tea starts with a quick steam of the fresh tea leaves, preventing oxidization and locking in the green color and flavor. The leaves are then rolled, shaped, and dried.

 

How to Drink Sencha

  • "Senchadō" is the traditional Japanese way of brewing and serving sencha green tea, and it involves a number of special tools and dishes. Entire rooms and buildings (tea halls) are dedicated to the art of tea brewing and drinking.
  • For a proper simplified everyday brewing, you will need a Japanese teapot "kyusu", small sencha cups and a kettle. Kyusu teapots have a fine mesh or ceramic strainers suitable for brewing sencha tea. The good news is, you won't need a strainer or any additional utensils. It pays to invest in a good kyusu teapot, as you will be able to use it for almost any type of tea.
  • Infusing for too long (over 2 minutes) and/or at too high of a temperature (over 170 F) can give sencha tea a bitter flavor, overshadowing its fresh qualities.



Storage Tips:

  • Nothing beats vacuum sealing for freshness.
  • Store below 15°C and < 65% humidity.
  • Store in the dark as light degrades flavors.
  • Mason jars make great storage containers.

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