Japanese Sencha green tea, which literally means "steamed tea" in Japanese.
Produced in the Shizuoka Prefecture, this Sencha is harvested mechanically in autumn; all stalks and broken pieces are removed by hand and the tea is carefully processed and slightly steamed before rolling, shaping and drying.
Shaded for two weeks prior to harvesting, these delicate leaves produce a rich dark green liquor with a full vegetal, seaweed-like and slightly toasted flavour.
Part of our Sommelier's Selection, this tea is available exclusively through our online shop!
Steep 1tsp per cup for 3 minutes in 75°C water. Enjoy without milk.
Among the types of Japanese green tea prepared by infusion, sencha is the most produced tea in Japan, representing about 80 percent of the tea produced there. Unlike Chinese green teas which are pan fried, the steamed nature of Japanese green teas gives rise to a more grassy/seaweed-like flavour.
Japanese Sencha Green Tea.
May contain traces of cereals, almonds, hazelnuts, milk, soya, mustard and sulphur dioxide.