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SENCHA

The most common Japanese green tea variety, Sencha offers a lively flavor, smooth body, and a fresh finish. Sencha is produced through a process of steaming and rubbing tea leaves harvested in the spring. When brewed, Sencha is an elegant, golden yellow.

The most common Japanese green tea variety, Sencha offers a lively flavor, smooth body, and a fresh finish. Sencha is produced through a process of steaming and rubbing tea leaves harvested in the spring. When brewed, Sencha is an elegant, golden yellow.

Respecting the leaf

How Sencha Is Produced

Sencha grows on a tea plantation in Japan01

The leaves grow exposed to sunlight, resulting in higher levels of vitamin C and flavor-imparting tannins.

Sencha is harvested in the spring02

The “first flush” is the first spring harvest of young Sencha leaves, considered as the highest quality and flavor.

Once Harvested, Sencha Leaves Are Steamed, Not Roasted03

This is the step that differentiates Japanese Green Tea from others. Steaming leaves for 15-20 seconds within 12-20 hours after harvest prevent the oxidization process.

Steamed leaves are laid out to dry and then rolled04

By rolling the leaves soon after drying, the leaves retain their natural green color, aroma, and nutritional elements.

Leaves are sorted and packaged05

Leaves are categorized according to size and shape. They will be packaged as different Sencha types or blended with other varieties to create teas such as Bancha.

Did You Know? There are many different types of Sencha tea, differentiated by the length of steaming time. These range from Asamushi Sencha, steamed for just 30 seconds, to Fukamushi Sencha, deeply steamed for three minutes.

Brewing Directions

How to Brew Sencha

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  • Hot Brew

  • Cold Brew

step1

Place 1 1/2 tablespoons into a tea strainer.

step2

Boil 1 cup of water and let it cool for 2 minutes.

step3

Pour water and steep for 90 seconds. Sip and enjoy the moment.

step1

Place a tea-bag in a tea pitcher filled with 2.5 cups of cold water.

step2

Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

step3

Shake the tea pitcher 10 times and take out the tea-bag.

step4

Pour a cup, sip and enjoy the moment.

*Please refer to the specific directions on your tea’s packaging for best results

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