Japanese Sencha Green Tea
Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
Japanese Sencha Green Tea is a top-grade Loose Leaf Green Tea from Japan. It is indeed the best Japanese Sencha Green Tea around, one that, when brewed, has traditional grassy flavours and a sweet, refreshing aftertaste.
Be sure to buy it and try it here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, where we pack it fresh to order. This ensures not only quality but also consistency.
What is Japanese Sencha Green Tea?
Around 78% of Japan’s Tea drinkers choose Sencha. However, despite its popularity there, the first such infusion likely originated from China. A legend nevertheless persists about a Japanese farmer from Uji, near Kyoto, creating it in 1738.
According to the tale, a man called Nagatani Soen had experimented with different production techniques before perfecting the art of making Sencha.
Nagatani decided to travel to Edo (present-day Tokyo) to sell his creation. He visited a local shop upon arrival, the owner of which fell in love with this Japanese Tea. It was from then on dubbed “tenka ichi” (天下一), meaning “first under the heavens.”
Such was the demand for Sencha that the shop’s business flourished. The owner, out of gratitude, carried on supporting Nagatani’s endeavours for the rest of his life.
No one would deny that it is a sweet story. But China is still the probable birthplace of Sencha Green Tea. Of course, with time, the Japanese adopted methods for making it - hence why we stock our Japanese Sencha Green Tea.
Today, Loose Tea (お茶, ocha) makes up a sizable part of the bedrock of Japanese culture. Its importance can be found in all elements of society, from the mundane to the extravagant.
Japanese Sencha Green Tea Caffeine Content
Does Japanese Sencha Green Tea have caffeine in its leaves? It does indeed, though not as much as Black and Oolong Tea. The reason is its lack of processing, which means that its caffeine content - amounting to 30-mg per 8-oz cup - remains relatively low.
It will still provide an energy boost, however, should you need help getting out of bed in the morning. And caffeine isn’t the only chemical compound within.
Japanese Sencha Green Tea Nutritional Value
It turns out that Japanese Sencha Loose Leaf Green Tea boasts an abundance of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants. Among them are Vitamins A, B, C and D, Manganese, Potassium, Theanine and Zinc.
Most noteworthy, though, is Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which could improve your life in small yet significant ways. We’ll explain in detail after showing you how to brew Japanese Sencha Green Tea.
How to Brew Japanese Sencha Green Tea
1, Put Japanese Sencha Green Loose Leaf Tea into a Tea Infuser or Filter.
2, Place the Tea-filled accessory in a cup or mug.
3, Boil fresh water and allow it to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90°C.
4, How long to brew Japanese Sencha Green Tea depends on personal preferences. However, we recommend infusing for 1 to 3 minutes. Any longer and you risk creating a bitter taste.
How to Serve: Consider honey or lemon. Alternatively, serve without accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: Imparts traditional grassy flavours and a sweet, refreshing aftertaste.
Japanese Sencha Green Tea Benefits
Is Japanese Sencha Green Tea good for you? You can count on it. Its EGCG content is the greatest contributor as, according to research, it has an outstanding ability to combat free radicals in the body.
This works on a molecular level to slow oxidative stress, ultimately reducing the risk of developing numerous chronic conditions from cardiovascular disease to type-2 diabetes.
Japanese Sencha Green Tea Weight Loss
It’s worth noting, too, that it is a remarkably low-calorie infusion, making it an excellent alternative to sugary, fatty soft drinks. Even better is the fact that it boosts the metabolism of fat cells. This enables the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently.
Periods of exercise will then, most likely, produce better, perhaps even more noticeable results. What could be better from your new favourite cuppa?
- TypeGreen Tea
- Health PointsAnti Oxidants
- Caffeine LevelMedium
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayAfternoon