Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
Aloe Vera Sencha Green Tea brings harmony to the mind, body, and soul. It combines the nourishing flavours of Aloe Vera, with the sweet, delectable taste of pineapple pieces; all blended into the finest quality Sencha Green Tea. Offering a delightful sensation with every sip, this beverage is so much more than just a regular cup of tea.
The vital ingredient, Aloe Vera, is known for its positive characteristics and outstanding effects on the overall well-being of the body. It provides incredible antioxidant properties, which have the ability to combat free radicals and ultimately improve your day-to-day way of life! The Sencha Tea itself, meanwhile, likewise offers health benefits; making Aloe Vera Sencha Green Tea a real treasure in a cup! If that wasn’t enough, it also tastes great!
Although this particular blend is produced in China, the history of Sencha Green Tea begins in Japan. The name “Sencha” is, in fact, a Japanese translation. “Sen” refers to the art of “pouring”, while “Cha” means “Tea”. To this day, an estimated 78% of Japanese Tea consumption is Sencha tea, making it, by far, the most popular tea in the entire country.
The predecessor of modern-day Sencha Tea is thought to have been first created in 1738, by Nagatani Soen, a tea farmer from Uji, near Kyoto. He had experimented with different tea production techniques, resulting in a tea very similar to the modern-day Sencha tea. The tea leaves were green, and consisted on a particularly fresh aroma when brewed, almost reminiscent of the leaves prior to plucking. The liquor itself, meanwhile, was a golden-yellow colour, with a bitter-sweet balance in flavour, and coupled with a harmonious astringency.
At the age of 58, Nagatani was a very experienced tea farmer who had a great understanding of how the Japanese tea industry worked. He knew that his new tea wouldn’t sell well in Kyoto, owing to the conservative tastes of the residents. Instead, he traveled to Edo (present-day Tokyo), believing his produce may have more of a chance in what was then considered the cultural heartland of Japan. Unfortunately, however, his long and difficult journey was in vain. In a last-ditch attempt, Nagatani visited a local tea shop, where the owner expressed interest in the beverage.
He asked that Nagatani return the following year with more of this incredible tea; dubbing it “tenka ichi” (‘天下一’), which translates to mean “first under the heavens.” It eventually went on to become a very popular choice within the tea shop, and as a token of gratitude, the company would send a large sum of money to Nagatani and his family every year until 1874. Despite Nagatani passing away in 1778, every new generation to run the tea shop would respect this agreement. Meanwhile, the tea itself continued to gradually increase in popularity, eventually spreading across Japan and beyond. Further development of this brew would eventually see the Sencha we know and love today.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Sencha Green Tea with Natural Flavouring.
Ingredients: Green Tea (86%), freeze-dried Aloe Barbadensis Miller (1%), natural flavouring, pineapple cubes (pineapple, sugar), freeze-dried yoghurt granules (skimmed milk yoghurt, sugar, malt dextrin, modified starch, acidifying agent: citric acid).
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees. Following this, infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: The delectable flavour of this beverage is usually enough to satisfy most consumers with a sweet tooth. However, honey may be considered for an extra dessert-like kick. Alternatively, lemon is an equally delicious addition, and may help to bring out the bitterness within the tea. Here at the Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we believe it is best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: Sweet aromas of pineapple are prominent as Aloe Vera Sencha Green Tea delicately wafts around the room. When you take your first sip, embrace the nourishing flavours of green tea, gradually transcending into the distinctive taste of Aloe Vera. This is followed by flavours of pineapple, which leaves a mouthwatering aftertaste long after you have drained your cup.
Colour in Cup: Golden-Green liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: Despite its caffeine content, studies have indicated that Sencha Green Tea may have the ability to lower blood pressure. This can be potentially beneficial for those at a high risk of atherosclerosis, strokes, or cardiovascular disease.
Further to this, Aloe Vera Sencha Green Tea has often been considered a brain stimulant. The antioxidant properties found in this beverage are able to stimulate neural pathways and prevent oxidative stress in the brain. Combining this tea’s antioxidant strength with its high levels of Vitamin C, Aloe Vera Sencha Green Tea can also improve immune system health.
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