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PREMIUM SENCHA - Organic

PREMIUM SENCHA - Organic

Regular price
$21.00
Sale price
$21.00

Early harvest, Japanese-style tea made from young, tender organic leaves.
Origin: Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Cultivar: Yabukita
Garden Manager: Gu Guohua

Sencha is the most popular style of Japanese green tea, representing roughly 80% of the tea production in Japan.

It is loosely defined as:
- Premium, early harvest leaves
- Processed with steam, rolled in the shape of needles, and dried.
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Why is Japanese green tea greener than its Chinese counterpart?
We hear this statement very often, and it’s a very broad generalization.
There are two very popular ways to keep green tea green (prevent oxidization):
Option 1 - Steaming: used in Japanese sencha (but also known to be used in some traditional Chinese green tea, as in the province of Hubei) or…
Option 2 - Pan-firing: used in the vast majority of Chinese green tea styles.

Steaming, generally speaking, yields a more intensely green tea, typically with more oceanic notes.
Pan-firing tends to yield a lighter coloured tea with nuttier, more gentle notes.