Sencha is a simmered tea, and is by far the most popular Japanese tea representing 80% of the tea produced in Japan. 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, has a slight note of sweetness, and is considered to be an everyday tea.
Everyday Japanese Tea Sencha
Our Superior Sencha is an everyday tea, but is not to be compared with Sencha that you find in the shelves of your local supermarket or teashop. Although it is the lowest grade Sencha that we offer at Matabay, this is in no way a "low-grade" Sencha, and it is a Sencha that we are proud to be able to offer. Made in the tea plantation owned by close family friends, and blended by a cousin, this Sencha is characterized in its full body, rich mellow taste that is soft to the tongue, and a refreshing grassy aroma.
Healthy Sencha Tea
Sencha has many health benefits that are well documented. One of these benefits includes increasing the alpha wave brain activity. The alpha waves occur when one is calm and relaxed, and assists in reducing stress and increasing your memory capacity. Studies have shown that such brain activities increase roughly 40 min after drinking a cup of green tea. So, if you ever wondered when is the best time to drink Sencha, 40 min or so before work, school, or studies may be the key.
Amount: 100g (3.52oz)
Container: Matabay Bag
To brew a wonderful cup of Sencha, 1) put 9g 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! If brewing for 1, use 4g of tealeaves, and 60ml (2.03 oz) of hot water.
For a summer treat, put 15 to 20 grams in 1L (33oz) water bottle. Put cool water in the bottle, and put the bottle in the refrigerator over night. You will end up with a delightful cold Sencha for a hot day!
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