Sirocco Japanese Sencha (20 bags)
Flavour: Japanese green tea
Country of origin: Japan
Storage: Cool and dry
buy Sirocco Japanese Sencha (20 bags)
Our fine green tea comes from the main island of Honshū, in Shizuoka Prefecture. The region is known as the center of the Japanese tea trade. The special soil conditions, coupled with a special climate, make this region stand out and allow the plants to thrive fantastically. The result is a mild, but highly aromatic cup, which is carried by a fine sweetness.
Sencha is a green tea whose special characteristic is a distinctive and fresh taste and which has very uniform, emerald-coloured leaves. Typically, Japanese green teas are pre-dried with hot air and then usually treated with hot steam for a short time to stop the fermentation.
Over three quarters of the tea grown in Japanese tea gardens is Sencha. Most regions produce different types, each of which is named after its processing. There are several cultivation methods for green tea in Japan. Sencha comes from open fields (called "red en") that are exposed to full sunlight. This distinguishes it from other varieties, such as Gyokuro, which grow in reduced sunlight (on so-called "oiishita en").
Good to know...
Green teas should be brewed at a water temperature of 80-85°C (leave the water in the kettle for about a minute after boiling).
Infuse for 2 - 3 minutes