Blenders Notes Chinese Sencha:
Sencha Green tea can be sourced from both China and Japan. Contrary to Japan, China has refined the art of processing tea leaves in many different ways – from roasted, rolled oolong tea, to the smoke of Lapsang – by techniques handed down through the generations. Chinese Green Teas are generally sweeter with a toasty lively, and bursting with delicate spring flavour. Japanese ones are often vegetal and brisker, often bitter if over-brewed. It is especially evident in the Sencha Green Tea.
In the processing of Chinese green tea, the leaves become slightly fermented. … Instead Japanese green tea tends to taste sweeter than Chinese green tea. (Contrarily, Japanese green tea also contains more chlorophyll, which some green tea drinkers find too “grassy” for their tastes.). Japanese green teas are traditionally steamed, while the Chinese ones are pan-fired. Steaming gives a different flavor profile and color. Moreover, steaming or pan-firing influence the amount of EGCG, a catechin abundantly found in green tea. Furthermore, Japanese green teas are generally not withered, which is an important step in producing Chinese teas.
This is the base for many of our blended green teas because it is not overpowering and will not take over the other flavors it is paired with. You will find that we will use peach, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry and mango. It is a great starting point if a light green tea is wanted before moving into something more astringent.
Features Chinese Sencha:
- Leaves can be infused twice (Double the tea for same price!)
- Smooth and Grassy ~ Light Tan Colour Cup of Tea
- Full of natural antioxidants and EGCG ~ Fat Burner
- Complex taste and lots of levels of flavor
- Sample Size ~ 1 oz will make 8-10 16 oz teas
- Sealed Bag ~ 4 oz will make 32-40 16 oz teas
- Iced Tea ~ Always Double the amount of Tea for the same size of cup!
- Per Serving ~ 1 tsp per 6 oz of H2O
- Caffeine: Medium
Ingredients: Organic and Wildcrafted Sencha Green tea from China. Well-structured larger leaf, lemon-yellow color in the cup, with a fruity, slightly tangy character and a mild and round bouquet.
Great article on the health benefits of Green Tea!