Sencha Fukujya (Green Spider Leg)
Sencha is the most popular Japanese tea. It is made by sterilizing the leaves with steam to prevent oxidation. The leaves are then rolled to remove juices and enzymes sealed within, dried with warm air and then rolled into tiny, dark green needle-shaped pieces with a shiny or semi-polished appearance. The infusion has a slightly astringent quality. It is best when brewed with hot, not boiling water.