Sencha is a whole leaf simmered tea, and is by far the most popular Japanese tea representing 80% of the tea produced in Japan. Sencha is known as a “light” tea, as opposed to “covered” teas such as Gyokuro and Matcha. Due to the fact that it is grown under the sun, it is rich in Vitamin C, Catechins, and other vitamins and minerals. Sencha has a fresh grassy flavor with a hint of sharpness, with a slight note of sweetness, and is considered to be an everyday tea.
Pinnacle Grade Sencha
Our Pinnacle grade Sencha, represents the absolute best of the best of Sencha, and is in no way a common every day tea. This Sencha uses a leaf often used for the formal “Sencha tea ceremony”, and is a tea that can only be produced under the perfect environment under perfect conditions, with the skilled hands of a distinguished tea master. The leaves are hand picked, production is very limited, and quite exclusive to the tea plantations of Uji.
Sencha Tea for the Imperial Family
This tea is known for being favored by the most ) and for use with only the most special of guests. Due to the high demand and limited production, obtaining the tea is hard even in Japan.
Although high in price, one sip and you will understand why. This outstanding tea is highly recommended as a gift, or use for special occasions.
Amount: 80g (2.82oz)
Container: Steel Can
There are 3 ways to enjoy this Sencha.
One, is for casual drinking, in where you 1) put 9g (0.32oz) of tea leaves for a serving of 3 (180ml (6.09oz) of water) into your tea pot, 2) pour boiling water into the cups, 3) wait for 10 to 15 seconds, then pour the content of the cups into the tea pot. Brew time is 60 seconds. Make sure you pour all of the tea into the cups, including the last drop!
To enjoy the full potential of Sencha in the Sencha ceremony style (*note there are many styles, and this is only one of them),1) use a smaller teapot and smaller cups. Use 6g (0.21 oz) of tealeaves for a serving of three, 2) use 75ml (2.53oz) of hot water cooled to 70℃ (158ºF), and 3) brew for 60 to 70 seconds.
The 3rd way, is a summer treat. Use 6g (0.21oz) of tealeaves in a smaller Kyusu (teapot), and then fill the kyusu with ice (for good ice, boil water for 5 min, cool it, and make the ice cubes using that water). Make sure you pack as much ice in there as possible! Let the ice melt. Once most of the ice has melted, your tea is ready to drink (this will make two small servings).
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