A rare green tea from Japan's Shizuoko region with notes of steamed vegetables and fresh seaweed. Sencha is made from the first picking of the leaves in spring. The freshly picked leaves are steamed (in order to de-enzyme the tea and enhance the green color), followed by alternate drying and rolling. Sencha is high in vitamin C content. The delicately sweet aroma and flavour are reminiscent of freshly mown grass and sea breezes.
Suggested Pairings: Sencha pairs very well with seafood, rice, egg dishes, and raw or lightly cooked vegetables. It infuses nicely into vodka or sake; adding fruits, herbs, or flower petals to the infusions can result in marvelous tea cocktails.
Ingredients: Japanese Green Tea Leaves
Brewing: 1 tsp of loose leaf tea with 145F to 175F water. Steep 1 1/2 to 3 min.
*Watch the steeping time and temperate carefully as it is very prone to oversteeping.