Japan Miyazaki Prefecture ~ Supreme ~ Caffeinated
Steamed Green tea, Needle like shape. A rich, brothy
texture, with a clean, refreshing green aroma. A rounded finish.
Also great iced.
Water Temperature: 175-190°F
Serving: 1 Teaspoon per 16 ounce of hot water.
1. Pour hot water into a cup for each person so that it is 80% full and allow cooling down.
2. Place the tea leaves in a tea pot.
3. Pour the cooled hot water into tea pot. (1 min)
4. Pour the same amount of tea in each cup a bit by bit so that the taste is equal. Ensure to pour every last drop from the tea pot.
Sencha - "Sencha" means decocted tea, the most common type of green tea with over 70 percent of entire tea production in Japan. Its producing process consists of 1) Picking, 2) Steming to stop oxidization, 3) Drying, 4) Rolling, 5) Shaping.
Some Fun recipes and interesting information on Sencha:
Sake & Sencha Martini
Ground Peppercorns (Multi colored works the best)
2 oz of Dry Sake
1 oz of vodka
1 oz chilled Green Rich Tea’s Sencha green tea.
Place peppercorns in large resealable plastic bag. Close tightly. Pound with a rolling pin, mallet or heavy skillet until coarsely cracked. Pour out onto a small plate. Wet outside rims of martini glasses with water. Dip glasses in cracked peppercorns to lightly coat.
Fill cocktail shaker two-thirds full with ice. Add sake, vodka and sencha; shake until well mixed and chilled. Strain into martini glasses.
You can leave out the Sake and use all vodka, lemon flavored, garnish with salt and lemon slices.
After you have indulge on the Sake & Sencha Martini, to prevent a hangover in the morning and added liver damage, have a cup or 2 of sencha in the morning. In a study published by the Addiction Biology, the antioxidant found in sencha, EGCG, helped to repair damage done to the liver. Sencha also contains a high amount of Vit. C. All these antioxidants help to fight the free radicals and negate the side effects of drinking. Sencha has L Theanine, an amino acid, that helps clear up brain fog.
煎茶 - Sencha in Japanese.
Japan has a rich history of tea culture. The earliest record dates back to the 8th century. Sencha is unfermented, steamed, rolled and dried into loose tea. The leaves are then infused in hot water. The ritual of sencha was developed not so much for formality, but for for brewing the best possible flavor. Sencha was the drink of choice for the intellectuals of 17th and 18th century Japan. People would gather around discuss art, philosophy, and drink sencha. Modern Sencha, was developed by Soen Nagatani around 1740.
Sencha leaves are very delicate and sensitive to heat. Remember the hotter the water, the longer it seeps the more bitter it becomes.
Bring water to a boil. Pour the water into a cooling vessel, this will bring down the temperature. Then pour the water into the teacup, which will cool the water even more and help to warm the cups. Let the water sit for about 10 seconds. Pour the water into the teapot, with the sencha tea leaves. Allow the tea to seep for about 45 seconds to 1 minute. Then pour the tea equally into the cups. You want to pour the tea in such a way that each cup gets some tea from the top, middle, and bottom part of the teapot. This ensures that the taste is equal. For the second and third seep of the tea, you can use hotter water, straight from the kettle. You only need to let the tea seep for 3-5 seconds, as the tea leaves have already opened. Pour in the same manner. Enjoy the new taste profile the second and third seeps create.
Posted by Anthony on 31st Mar 2014
This is the tea that got me hooked on green teas. An amazingly fresh and unique tea that I'd never experienced before. Hooked on it after the first few cups. Most mornings I start with a lovely cup of Sencha.
Posted by Heather on 12th Nov 2013
This is my go-to tea that my husband and I drink practically every morning. The leaves are bright green and shiny and the aroma is rich and grassy when you open the bag. So much fresher than anything you can buy at the grocery store. Great, complex, fresh flavor!
Posted by Unknown on 27th Nov 2012
The first cup was very sweet and nothing compared to other loose tea I've ever tried. Even the second and third cup were still delicious.