Our most popular Japanese green tea. Bold and sweet with hints of roasted flavours. Sencha represents about 80% of Japans total tea production. The tea is picked relatively early in the tea harvesting season (early April to late May.) Once brewed the tea is a pale yellow with the aroma of cooked vegetables. The taste is slightly sweet, earthy and light with a soft but long lasting aftertaste. The liquor is thick and coats your tongue almost instantly.
Region: Kirishima Mountain, Kagoshima, Japan.
Teaware: Glass or ceramic Gaiwan
Amount: 3g /1½ teaspoons
Temperature: 80°c (176°F)
Steeping Time: 1 to 2 minutes for the first two steeps and 3 to 5 minutes for the third and fourth.
*These steeping directions are for a traditional Gong Fu style tea, if you are brewing this tea in a regular cup we recommend steeping for 2 – 3 minutes. This tea can also been steeped 4 times.
(From Tao Tea Leaf website)