This green tea is primarily sourced from the Shizuoka region near Tokyo and has a wonderful light green colour with a reasonable depth of flavour, resulting in a very smooth green tea.
Sencha, which literally means 'roasted tea' is made without grinding the tea leaves. Instead they are steamed for between 15-45 seconds to prevent any oxidation of the leaves.
This initial steaming step imparts a difference in the flavour between Chinese and Japanese green tea. Green tea contains antioxidant polyphenols which are thought to improve good health.
The Japanese drink Sencha either hot or cold.
Available in freshly packed and sealed 100g bags.