Japan Sencha Green Tea
A traditional green tea from Japan that is a higher grade than Bancha and whilst still an everyday drink, is often referred to as the ‘guest tea’ – obviously one you would like to share with visitors! The first harvest is known as ‘sincha’, when only the new leaves are picked. The first stage is to stop the natural oxidization of the leaves so as to preserve the taste, aroma and their resplendent green colour. The plucked green tea leaves are steamed for approximately 30 seconds and then shaken in hot air and dried. During this process, the leaves curl and eventually resemble green needles. Sencha has a real balance of a refreshing aroma, and energising flavour. Ideal for any time of day with or after meals.