Thursday, 23 August 2012

Tea Time Thursday: Green Tea: Japanese Sencha

Green Tea: Organic Japanese Sencha
Ingredients: Japanese Green Tea from Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan 

With some research, Japanese Sencha differs from Chinese Green Tea through its processing. In Sencha, the leaves are steamed when still fresh to prevent oxidation, rolled and then heat dried (Wiki).

The DAVIDsTEA version is prepared in this way, upon inspecting the leaves I could see the care that went into rolling and preparing each leaf. When I steeped the tea, the liquid came out a nice golden green color, which evidentially is an indicator of high quality Sencha. 

The tea has a bold floral green vegetation flavour that lingers pleasantly on the palate. I prefer my Sencha plain and hot, it's a perfect refreshing beverage that goes down smooth. 

Overall: This Japanese Sencha is definitely what tea is all about, it's tea in its most basic and flavourful form. Definitely give it a try! 

1 comment:

  1. I am a coffee addict, but my daughter loves tea and is always looking to try something new in her tea ball, so i will pass this post on to her..thanks for sharing!


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