Sencha (煎茶) refers to Japanese ryokucha (緑茶, green tea) which is made into the green tea beverage by infusing the processed whole tea leaves in hot water. It is the most popular tea in Japan. This is as opposed, for example, to matcha (抹茶), powdered Japanese green tea, in which case the green tea powder is mixed with hot water and therefore the leaf itself is included in the beverage.
Green Tea is non-fermented tea. Freshly picked leaves are fixed, rolled and driend following a stringent process. It is further classified according to the way they are processed, hence the varieties of steamed, sun-dried, hand-fried and roasted green tea teas. The leaves give a clear yellow-green liquor which has a delicate aroma and fresh in taste. Green tea is known to have a rich content of catechins, which is a great source of anti-oxidant. Drinking green tea is belived to help build strong body constitution and benefit general health.
Ingredient: Tea Leaves
Tea Type: Green Tea
Tea Intensity: Clear Yellow Green
Fragrance: Bean and nuts
Brewing The Perfect Cup
Tea Ware Selected: Porcelain cup with lid, glass or glass pots
Amount of Tea: Filled the brewing vessel with 1/5 full of tea leaves according to the type of vessel used
Water Temperature: 75°C - 85°C
Warming Up Brew: None
Brewing Time: 1st brew about 30 seconds, 2nd brew about 30 seconds, 3rd brew about 40 seconds
Storage: Keep away from sunlight, heat, moisture and odour