Organic Green Tea
Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
Our Organic Green Tea is produced using controlled bio-cultivation methods. This means that it is free from any synthetic fertilisers, herbicides, and pesticides. Essentially, this brew is as natural as the landscape in which it is lovingly grown. Organic Sencha Green Tea originates from China, similar to our house Sencha Green Tea.
Chinese Sencha teas are becoming increasingly popular despite the fact that, as of today, many Sencha Green Teas actually come from Japan. Boasting deliciously grassy, earthy, and herbaceous flavours, This Green Tea is a great choice for anyone who truly loves loose leaf Green Tea, as well as for anyone who wants to do ‘their bit’ for the environment.
Furthermore, choosing organic can likewise improve working conditions for tea growers and ensure they too are employed in pesticide-free environments. Perhaps most important of all, this tea also benefits you, the consumer, owing to its outstanding health-promoting properties. Read on and find out more information on how this tea can improve your everyday way of life!
There is a great dispute regarding Sencha Green Tea and its true origins. While many fascinating stories have surfaced from Japan, historians largely believe that this brew actually came from China hundreds of years ago. Nowadays, an estimated 78% of Japanese Tea consumption is Sencha, and many Sencha Teas are actually produced in Japan. It is no real surprise, then, that this misconception has carried itself well into the 21st Century.
The Japanese have also long cherished one particular tale referring to Sencha Green Tea and its creation in their country as opposed to China, which, according to this legend, was in 1738. It is said that a tea farmer from Uji, near Kyoto, had once experimented with different tea production techniques, resulting in a tea very similar to modern-day Sencha. A decades-long debate has since arisen as to whether there is any truth behind this tale. This is mostly due to a number of historical records indicating that Sencha Tea began in China, and was, in fact, later exported to Japan. Alas, perhaps we will never entirely know!
Putting this interesting mystery aside, what we do know is that Organic Green Tea is undoubtedly good for mother nature. Teas such as this particular beverage are, first of all, certified as ‘organic’ by an official regulatory body within a producing country (for this tea, this is China) and are then checked and certified again as they enter the European Union. The EU regulations on organic products are very robust and uniform across Europe. Each container of tea is checked and sampled, and if a Tea fails inspection the container is re-sealed and returned to the country of origin. Essentially, this means that every time you buy our Organic Sencha Green Tea, quality is absolutely assured. This quality is evident from the moment you take your very first sip!
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Green Tea.
Origin: Fujian Province, China.
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: We advise against the addition of honey with most Green Teas, however; lemon is certainly a delicious accompaniment to be considered as a viable alternative. It adds slightly bitter undertones to the brew, and likewise offers interesting complexity when it comes to overall taste. Despite this, The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company recommend this beverage be served as it is for the best results.
Tasting Notes: Surprisingly bold in flavour for a Green Tea, this beverage offers strong, yet smooth grassy tastes with luxuriously sweet undertones. A refreshing aftertaste follows soon after; lingering on the palate long after you have drained your cup. Organic Sencha Green Tea is, ultimately, a delight to the senses and is also a fantastic choice to help you get out of bed in the morning despite the relatively low caffeine content.
Colour in Cup: Vibrant greeny-yellow liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefitsof Organic Green Tea: There is almost no end to Green Tea’s potential when it comes to its health benefits. Most famously, all Green Teas contain an incredible antioxidant called Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). This compound found in Organic Sencha Green Tea helps to combat free radicals in the body. These free radicals are the product of oxidation, which can lead to complications such as heart disease.
When antioxidants enter the body through Green Tea consumption, however; free radicals are often neutralised, thus reducing the risks of such conditions. Furthermore, Organic Sencha Green Tea could be the answer to improving your weight management. This is because Green Tea boosts the metabolism, allowing the body to burn fat far more quickly, and far more efficiently. Drinking just three cups of Organic Sencha Green Tea a day alongside a healthy and active lifestyle could potentially improve your chances of losing weight.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Detox, Weight Loss
Time of DayLunchtime, Afternoon