This Sencha is classic steamed green tea from Japan's Kagoshima Prefecture. It brews a cup that is slightly sweet and vegetal. It is mildly astringent with reasonable depth. A quality well rounded green tea to be enjoyed throughout the day. It also makes very refreshing iced tea.
Japan produces some of the best green teas in the world. The efficiency of Japan’s tea production is among the highest in the world reaching yields of 1500 pounds per acre. Despite the fact that mechanical plucking is used, the teas made in Japan are generally considered among the top green teas in the world.
Japan only exports about 1-2 percent of its total production and recently has become a leading importer of the finest teas in the world. The production of green tea entails the steaming of the green leaf and hand or machine rubbing. The teas are then pan fried or basket fired which gives them a distinctive appearance and glossy look and feel. These methods give a taste that is light in color but rich and full in the cup.
Country of Origin: Japan Region: Kagoshima Prefecture
Grade: Sencha Infusion: Pale yellow with green hue
Manufacture Type: Steamed green tea