Japanese Sencha Green Tea - No.51

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 Japanese Sencha Green Tea - No.51Japanese Sencha Green Tea - No.51 

Japanese Sencha Green Tea - No.51

Sencha tea imparts a grassy, sweet and mildly astringent flavour. It is one of the most well-loved teas in Japan and has various health benefits.

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Tea Story

Sencha green tea imparts a delicate yellowish-green liquor that has a grassy, sweet and mildly astringent flavour. It is one of the most well-loved teas in Japan and has various health benefits.

As well as being rich in vitamins, this tea also has a wealth of Japanese tea history, dating back to the 8th century!

When producing Japanese Sencha green tea, the leaves are not ground as with other teas. It is slightly steamed to prevent oxidisation of the leaves. Then, the leaves are rolled and shaped. This step creates the customary, thin and cylindrical shape of the tea leaf which has a very fine and fragile structure. Finally, the leaves go through hot-air drying to reduce the moisture content, which allows long term preservation and to capture the distinctive flavour.

The flavour of the tea develops during the different season of the year. The First Flush, spring picked Sencha is considered to be the most delicious and fine version of the tea. The flavour also varies from region to region. We work very closely with the producers of this tea and import only the very best quality Sencha.

This Great Taste award-winning Sencha from Ise Bay imparts a delicate yellowish-green liquor that has a grassy, sweet and mildly astringent flavour. 

The dry leaf has a distinctively sweet and fresh aroma with a subtle hint of grassy meadow and fresh spring air. The brewed tea has a transparent green hue with reflections of sunny yellow and imparts a grassy and sweet flavour with a light, umami astringency.

Ise Bay in Mie Prefecture, Japan has been producing high-quality tea over 800 years!

Information for tea connoisseurs

When producing Japanese Sencha green tea, the leaves are not ground as with other teas. It is slightly steamed to prevent oxidisation of the leaves. Then, the leaves are rolled and shaped. This step creates the customary, thin and cylindrical shape of the tea leaf which has a very fine and fragile structure. Finally, the leaves go through hot-air drying to reduce the moisture content, which allows long term preservation and to capture the distinctive flavour.

TEA EDUCATION:  During the 17th century, a tea drinking ceremony became popular amongst the Japanese intellectuals - an informal Sencha tea ceremony. Rather appreciating religion as in traditional Chanoyu, these ceremonies were created to appreciate the arts, philosophy, education and politics.

Drinking Sencha tea then became the new craze and to this day, it is the most popular tea in Japan - representing about 80 percent of Japanese tea production. 

Ingredients: Japanese green tea

Want to find out more about Sencha tea? Read about its revered history, process and brewing tips in our What is Japanese Sencha? post

Interested in green teas? Take a look at our Green Teas Explained blog post.

This tea works as a refreshing and sweet cold brew. Once left to brew in the fridge over 24 hours, the subtle grassy tones of the leaves infuse into the water, creating a thirst-quenching summer drink!

Read more about this tea’s cold brewing guide here.

 

Region & Time of Harvest

This tea is harvested in July to August in Ise Bay, Mie Prefecture, Japan.

 

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance

    Deep green smaller broken needle like leaves

  • Aroma

    Fresh grass and smell of the sea

  • Flavour

    A grassy and sweet flavour with a light, umami astringency

  • Colour

    Subtle green hue

 

Brewing Guidance

Customer Reviews
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Rating:  
Really good, grassy Sencha
Tuesday, 24 December 2019  |  Clifford

Really good Sencha, very refreshing and has a grassy flavour that I particularly like.

 

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Rating:  
Great green tea
Wednesday, 18 December 2019  |  Christopher

Great Green Tea. Very happy

 

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Rating:  
Great sencha, very drinkable
Friday, 13 December 2019  |  Luiza

Great grassy sencha, very drinkable

 

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Rating:  
Super quality
Wednesday, 20 November 2019  |  Lynne

Super quality.

 

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Rating:  
Original and tasteful
Monday, 18 November 2019  |  Witold

Original and tasteful.

 

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