This traditional Japanese green tea has a very smooth green tea aroma and a smooth, clean taste leaving your mouth feeling fresh and alive. A characteristic of Sencha is its grassiness, both in aroma and flavor. Tea plants used to make Sencha are grown in sunlight and have higher levels of antioxidants, less caffeine and lower levels of L-Theanine than tea plants grown in shade. Sencha came to Japan from China in the 17th century. Prior to this time, Matcha (powdered tea) was the tea consumed in Japan. Sencha then became the preferred tea in Japan because it required much less preparation than Matcha. Today, the Japanese consume more Sencha than Matcha. Sencha and Matcha are both ceremonial Japanese teas.
Enjoy the wonderful taste and benefits of Sencha!
Ingredients: Green tea (Sencha)
High in antioxidants
Low in caffeine
Altitude: 200 - 1000 feet above sea level
From Japan (Kagoshima)
This Japanese tea is once again being grown in Japan. Some of the southern islands were not damaged by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. Our suppliers have taken the time to test, test, test the soil before they began growing Japanese teas on a particular island. We are very happy to once again be able to offer some Japanese teas grown in Japan. In the meantime, please be assured the Japanese teas we carry which are not grown in Japan are made to Japanese specifications.