Sencha is one of the best-known green tea types. Originally consumed by Buddhist monks, it is today considered a source of inspiration. Sencha means steamed tea: Sen = steam, Cha = tea. Firstly, the tealeaves are folded lengthwise while drying on warm trays, and then they are heated in wood-fuelled pans in order to stop the fermentation. You will immediately recognize the long, well-worked, grass-green leaves in this quality tea. After the infusion, the full leaf structure can be seen, and the cup has a bright yellow colour. The fresh, grass-like flavour and fine tartness are a pleasure for every Sencha enthusiast!
1-3 minutes brewing time 75° - 80° C water temperature 4-5 heaped tsp./1 litre