This Sencha [Superior grade] is a green tea from Japan. This tea has a rich mellow taste and gentle refreshing aroma. We recommend this as an excellent everyday Sencha - a firm favourite with our customers.
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Tea Name : Sencha [Superior grade : blended]
Origin : Cooperative farmers in Uji and Wazuka
Size : 30 to 60 hectare per farm.
Harvest Time :The middle and end of first harvest of the year. (Middle to end of May)
Cultivar : 'Yabukita' & 'Okumidori'
Plucking standard : Machine trimmed, Shaded 3 to 7 days before harvesting.
Steaming : 30-60 seconds
[The exact timing will depend on the condition of new growth]
Kneading : 1.5 hours or more.
Shaping : 1 hour.
Drying : 1 hour.
Experience : A rich, hearty nourishing tea with the underlying fresh tones of Sencha tea
How to prepare [kyusu]
Amount of tea per cup (200 ml): 5g (one tea caddy spoon)
Temperature of water: 80℃ / 176℉ (boil kettle, cool for 60 seconds)
Infusion time: 2-3 minutes (or as desired)
Number of infusions: 2*
How to enjoy: No milk, no sugar
*Possible number of times you can re-brew using the same leaves.
This tea can be infused/brewed multiple times, just place the leaves to one side and reuse.
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Sencha [Superior grade : blended] Tea Grade: This Sencha tea is graded ‘Superior’ and is an everyday, affordable, high quality Sencha. It is from the Ichibancha or first flush harvest, the first of the year, taking place in early Spring. This crop is richer in aromas than later teas and more highly prized.
Sencha [Superior grade : blended] Tea Origin: To maintain the same quality of flavour each year this blended Sencha teas is a blend of leaves harvested at different farms. This combination is different each year. The tea farms producing the tea for this Sencha [Superior grade : blended] are between seven and thirty seven hectares in size.
Sencha [Superior grade : blended] Tea Flavour: This Sencha tea makes a golden green liquor. It has a gentle refreshing aroma and rich mellow taste which is a fine balance between sweetness and bitterness. Sencha superior is ideal for those looking for a great everyday green tea.