Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
This is our “house” Sencha Green Tea, as well as our house Green Tea overall. It comes from the Chinese Anhui province, providing a distinctly soft, mild, sweet flavour when brewed. Like most types of Green Tea, it also has a delectable grassiness.
Unlike other varieties, it grows on the northern side of the River Yangtze at altitudes of up to 800 feet. This contributes significantly to its exceptional quality.
When it comes to Green Tea benefits, this beverage can promote weight loss, improve heart health and reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Additionally, it has the potential to aid digestion, boost the immune system and even keep your skin looking healthy and youthful.
Whatever you’re looking for from your morning cuppa, the chances are you’ll find it here.
Sencha Tea - Chinese or Japanese?
An estimated 78% of Japanese Tea drinkers choose Sencha. However, despite its popularity in Japan, evidence suggests that it originated from China. And yet a legend persists, one alluding to the notion that a Japanese farmer from Uji, near Kyoto, created this infusion in 1738.
According to the tale, a man named Nagatani Soen had experimented with different production techniques before perfecting the art of making Sencha. Nagatani travelled to Edo (present-day Tokyo) to sell his creation. There, he visited a local Tea shop.
The owner of the shop fell in love with the infusion, dubbing it “tenka ichi” (天下一), meaning “first under the heavens”. Such was the demand for Sencha that the Tea shop’s business increased.
Out of gratitude, the owner carried on sending money to Nagatani for the rest of his life, and then to his family after he passed away. A sweet story, undoubtedly, but China is nevertheless the likely home of Sencha.
Type of Tea: Green Tea.
Origin: Anhui Province, China.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 75 and 80°C. Infuse for 1 to 3 minutes.
How to Serve: Consider adding lemon or honey. Alternatively, serve without any accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: Enjoy traditionally grassy flavours with a sweet, refreshing aftertaste.
Colour in Cup: Golden-yellow liquor, light in tone.
China Sencha Green Tea Benefits
China Sencha Green Tea contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Most notably, it boasts high concentrations of Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), which contributes significantly to reducing the risk of developing several chronic conditions.
There is even preliminary research suggesting correlations between drinking Green Tea and fewer instances of cancer. Pretty neat for your favourite brew, wouldn't you agree?
But it doesn’t stop there. China Sencha Green Tea can boost the metabolism of fat cells. This enables the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently.
In turn, this translates to periods of moderate exercise producing better, perhaps even more noticeable results. It’s worth noting, however, that it can’t do all of the work for you. One must abide by a healthy and active lifestyle for this Green Tea Benefit.