Sencha classic green tea 煎茶
The finest Japanese loose leaf tea. gold hi quality leaves are shaded at least three weeks prior to harvest, in the same way as matcha. However, post-harvest processing is identical to sencha. The resulting tea has a deep green color, translucent emerald-like liquor, and rich flavor. The characteristic flavor of this is a pronounced umami highlighted with sweet overtones.
Produced from 1st and 2nd harvest leaves, this is the classic Japanese loose leaf tea and constitutes over 80% of tea consumption in Japan. It’s characterized by a grassy aroma and a mild sweet taste balanced with underlying bitterness. The biggest factors determining the flavor and appearance of sencha are the harvest and steaming time..