Sencha green tea has a solid body, refreshing aroma and grassy sweet taste often compared to green vegetables and fresh seaweed. Sencha is an excellent tea on its own but many enjoy it with the addition of milk.
Sencha green tea is best brewed at 75°C (167°F) for approximately 2-3 minutes and can be used for multiple infusions.
Sencha is the most popular green tea in Japan. It has beautiful, needle-shaped green leaves, a solid body and a refreshing aroma. Sencha is the darkest green of all green teas and is often thought to have some of the most potent of green tea qualities. The flavour is a grassy sweet taste that is often compared to green vegetables and fresh seaweed making it a common favourite among health tea drinkers. Sencha gree tea is an excellent tea for multiple infusions.
Sencha is steamed and rolled to produce the familiar needle-like shape then heat dried. This process was developed centuries ago by a tea merchant and later introduced to Japan by Buddhist monks. It quickly gained popularity and remains a favorite to this day.
Sencha green tea is well known for it's possible health benefits. Sencha's anti-oxidant levels are said to be many times higher than those of vitamin C and vitamin E. Other possible benefits of Sencha green tea range from being an effective immune booster to preventing cardiovascular disease and stabilize blood sugar levels in diabetics. In addition, Sencha green tea is commonly used to treat skin problems such as acne and to decrease stress and anxiety levels.