Sencha is Japan’s favourite tea. When it’s a shade-grown new season sencha from the Uji Valley, you know you’re getting an absolutely top quality product.
Our sencha is a lovely combination of savoury and sweet notes.
With short brew times, sencha is a surefire tonic to sharpen the mind and help you take on the demands of a busy lifestyle.
Handy to know: these leaves are steamed (not fried, like Chinese green tea). Then they are dried and rolled. This last step enhances the tea’s taste by releasing its essential oils.
Brewing & Enjoying New Season Sencha
No washing of the leaves is required, but it is important to use water well below boiling point. Water at 60 to 80 degrees brings out the savoury notes of sencha: boiling water makes it hard to discern the flavours.
So, using 4 to 5 grams per pot, steep in 200 ml of filtered water at 60 to 80 degrees Celsius for 30 to 45 seconds. Any longer and this tea will become overly bitter. Yields up to 3 brews.
This tea is perfect for vegans or those that crave a creamy warm texture to their teas. It's a perfect middle path for me because I generally don't enjoy green teas. It's like a perfect marriage between a green tea and a black tea. The flavours seem to intensify on a second or third infusion of the tea leaves.
We're very glad you enjoy the Jinxuan oolong, Misbah.
I recently bought this via special order.The earthy aroma and complexity of flavour is something I've never tasted before in a tea.Just magnificent.
It is indeed a wonderful tea. Thanks for the glowing review Konrad!
This sencha is fabulous. Such intensity and purity of flavour.One of the best I've tried
Tried this today at the Melbourne (first) Tea Festival and it was amazing! Smooth, sweet and natural with all its goodness. It was just mesmerizing watching the green tea master perform the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Returned multiple times for more! Definitely how green tea should be known to the general public. Thank you for the awesome experience!
Thank you for the feedback! We're looking forward to sharing this amazing tea again in the near future.
This tea has a fabulous earthiness and funkiness. But really it's like a wine that needs to be cellared for a few years. Good Puer aged for a few years is tea like no other. The roasted earthy notes will intensify and soften over time.
The Bordeaux of teas...Love that description