What is Sencha Green Tea?
Clearspring Organic Japanese Sencha Tea is grown in the luscious rolling hills around Kyoto and Kyushu, areas known for their ideal climatic and soil conditions which produces some of the finest teas in Japan. Sencha is the most popular green tea in Japan. Our Organic Sencha is made from green tea leaves that are cultivated in direct sunlight and are harvested in the first or second flush of the tea harvest, considered the best quality leaves for a finer tasting Sencha tea.
How is it made?
Once the leaves are picked, they go through the traditional Japanese practice, not usually found elsewhere, of steaming, rolling and drying the green tea leaves immediately after picking. This is known as the ‘Sencha Process’, which takes place within 24 hours of harvesting. It inhibits the enzyme activity that causes oxidisation and enables the tea to retain its bright emerald green leaf colour and preserve its nutritional properties and delicious flavour. When brewed, our Organic Japanese Sencha has a golden green colour and a refreshing aroma which delivers the deliciously perfect balance between astringency and sweetness. It is worth noting that most common tea varieties come from the same plant – Camellia Sinensis. The difference between each tea variant lies in the way the tea is produced and processed.