Japanese Green Tea
Origin: Shizuoka, Japan

Jade-colored brew with a bright, grassy, and oceanic aroma, and a smooth, mildly sweet taste.

Classic Sized Tins Net Weight: 3.5 ounces

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About Sencha:

This Sencha tea comes from the Japanese region of Shizuoka, located in the center of the country. It is an ideal tea-growing area with an average annual temperature of 60°F (15°C). Teas from the prefecture will vary in taste based upon the season of the year, elevation, and method of steaming the leaves.

The Art of Sencha, or Senchado, was introduced into Japan in the second half of the seventeenth century. Most of the people responsible for this were refugees, monks, and intellectuals from China, who fled their country after the fall of the Ming dynasty in 1644. Tea scholars have stated that the Senchado artform has contributed highly to the development of the aesthetic sensibilities of the Japanese (the same could be said for Chanoyu, the powdered tea ceremony).

Ingredients: 100% Organic Green Tea Leaves.

Flavor Profile:

Our organic sencha tea makes a jade-colored brew with a bright, grassy, and oceanic aroma, and a smooth, mildly sweet taste.

Brewing Instructions:

Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.

Water Temp °F (°C)Steep Time (minutes)Number of InfusionsQuantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)
160-185°F (71-85°C)1.52-31

Videos and Links:

Sencha Brewing Guide
Artisan Sencha Crafting
Senchado – Leaf
Tea Regions of Shizuoka
Shizuoka Map