Japanese tea gardens have a well-earned reputation for producing some of the best green tea in the world. This stunning sencha, grown on the shady Fujiyama mountain slopes of Shizuoka prefecture, is a perfect example of that. Sencha is a traditional style of Japanese green tea that is produced by first steaming the green leaf before gently rolling into long leaves. The teas are then pan-fried which gives a glossy bright green look and feel.
As with most things in Japanese culture the cultivation of tea is approached with a tremendous amount of attention to detail and efficiency. Considering the relatively small amount of farmable land within the Japanese islands, the nation still manages to produce a staggering amount of tea. At no point, however, does this efficiency compromise the focus and dedication to quality and flavour. Japan only exports 1-2% of its total tea production to the international market, making the sourcing of authentic Japanese sencha rather difficult and costly. It is with a great deal of pride then that we offer you this chance to experience a truly premium Japanese green tea.
Serving Suggestion: This beautiful green grassy infusion really does not need any additions. Liza likes to brew hers at 70 degrees for 2 min if drinking by the cup, taking at least 3 brews from each serving (the second brew is my favourite). If you have the chance to drink it gong fu style though that is where this tea will take you on a flavour journey that lasts 10 - 15 infusions.
Ingredients: Green Sencha tea.
Country of origin: Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy free, No added Sugar, No artificial colours or flavours.
Prep: 1 heaped teaspoon of tea. 70°C for 2-3 min