Japan: Sencha Green Tea
Japanese Sencha is a traditional green tea that is produced in several parts of Asia, including Japan. Although it took almost six centuries before green tea was fully accepted in Japan, Sencha green tea is now among one of the finest teas included in ceremonial tastings.
This particular variety has not been fermented nor withered. Instead, the leaves are steamed to prevent fermentation. Once steeped, Japanese Sencha produces a greenish-yellow liquor with a mellow body and slight vegetal notes.
We recommend brewing 4 teaspoons of Japanese Sencha in 1 3/4 cup of boiling water for 1-2 minutes.