A delicate, sweet tea, high in vitamin C.
Sencha is made from the flushings of spring leaves. The leaves are steamed, to de-enzyme them and promote the green colour. They are then alternately dried and rolled.
The leaves are long and flecked with pale green specks and produce a golden yellow infusion. If you’re dreaming of a holiday, just make a cup of sencha and take in the aroma of sea breezes and freshly cut grass – it’s the next best thing to packing your passport and heading for the airport.
Country - China
Leaf - Long, flat, emerald green with lighter flecks
Liquor - Golden yellow
Cupping Notes - Sweet, tangy, vegetal notes
Brewing Tips - 6g in 160ml of water at 80°C. Steep for 2 mins. Strain and add more water for further infusions