Sencha

Sencha

The most common Japanese green tea variety, Sencha offers a lively flavor, smooth body, and a fresh finish. Sencha is produced through a process of steaming and rubbing tea leaves harvested in the spring. When brewed, Sencha is an elegant, golden yellow.

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Create Your Ritual to Calm


Excited

Do you dream of a restful night, but you’re trapped tossing and turning? When your mind races and you can’t find peace, brew a cup of Sencha to create an evening ritual that calms your anxious mind.

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Worried

When you worry, you dwell on your difficulties. Try a cup of Sencha to connect with your present and achieve clarity and calm. Open up to the spirit of your tea preparation — the simple, step-by-step precision will help you focus on you.

  • 01 Listen to the subtle sounds of the boiling water.
  • 02 Watch how the water changes color when infused with the tea leaves.
  • 03 Notice how your hands feel as the cup of Sencha warms them.
  • 04 Experience the harmony of your senses as you savor Sencha’s complex taste and aroma.

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Yoga

Your yoga practice helps you find balance for both your body and mind. After Shavasana, continue to seek serenity by sipping a cup of Sencha. It can help soothe your transition back to daily life and keep stressors at bay.

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Mindful eating

Extending your mindfulness practice to your meals allows you to experience the joy of balance and harmony at mealtime. A cup of Sencha pairs perfectly with the practice of making conscious choices in the kitchen.

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Brewing Directions

How to Brew Sencha

Step 1

Place 1 1/2 tablespoons into a tea strainer.

Step 2

Boil 1 cup of water and let it cool for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Pour water and steep for 90 seconds. Sip and enjoy the moment.

Step 1

Place 3 tablespoons in a cold brew tea pitcher.

Step 2

Add 8 cups of cold water.

Step 3

Refrigerate for 3 to 6 hours. Pour a cup, sip and enjoy the moment.

*Please refer to the specific directions on your tea’s packaging for best results


Respecting the Leaf

How Sencha Is Produced

  • 01 Sencha grows on a tea plantation in Japan

    The leaves grow exposed to sunlight, resulting in higher levels of vitamin C and flavor-imparting tannins.

  • 02 Sencha is harvested in the spring

    The “first flush” is the first spring harvest of young Sencha leaves, considered as the highest quality and flavor.

  • 03 Once Harvested, Sencha Leaves Are Steamed, Not Roasted

    This is the step that differentiates Japanese Green Tea from others. Steaming leaves for 15-20 seconds within 12-20 hours after harvest prevent the oxidization process.

  • 04 Steamed leaves are laid out to dry and then rolled

    By rolling the leaves soon after drying, the leaves retain their natural green color, aroma, and nutritional elements.

  • 05 Leaves are sorted and packaged

    Leaves are categorized according to size and shape. They will be packaged as different Sencha types or blended with other varieties to create teas such as Bancha.

Did you know? There are many different types of Sencha tea, differentiated by the length of steaming time. These range from Asamushi Sencha, steamed for just 30 seconds, to Fukamushi Sencha, deeply steamed for three minutes.


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