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SENCHA 01 | Sun-Grown Green Tea - Zen Wonders Tea
SENCHA 01 | Sun-Grown Green Tea - Zen Wonders Tea

SENCHA 01 | Sun-Grown Green Tea

50g bag

Regular price $17.00 $17.00 Sale

Kyoto style Uji Sencha characterised by a mellow taste, grassy aroma and mild refreshing astringency. A great refreshing everyday tea that can be brewed hot or cold.

Sencha is Japan's most popular green tea, grown under full sunlight and quickly steamed right after picking to deactivate most of the enzymes responsible for the oxidation of the leaves.

Being the most produced tea in Japan makes it also a tea with the widest spectrum of quality available.

Spring, Summer and Autumn are the 3 main seasons for harvesting tea, with the quality of the leaves being at their peak during spring (after the plants have been stocking up on nutrients and minerals while dormant during winter) and decreasing in quality and flavour as the seasons go by.

Our Sencha is produced using tea leaves picked during the first flush of the Spring season (Ichiban Cha).

Flavour profile: Refined mellow taste with a good balance of sweetness/astringency, light floral notes and a fresh grassy aroma.

Origin: Uji, Kyoto (Japan)

Hot Sencha Tea:

    1. Place 4-5g of leaves into a Kyusu (teapot)
    2. Pour 200ml of 80°C water
    3. Infuse for 90 sec.
    4. Repeat 2-3 times. Adjust brewing parameters according to taste.
    Note: If brewed for multiple guests pour tea little by little in each cup to evenly distribute the flavour. Most of the flavour will be collected at the bottom of the teapot, so the initial pour will be lighter and become stronger towards the end of the pour.

      Cold Brew Sencha:

      1. Place 4-5g of leaves into a large Kyusu or glass bottle.
      2. Pour 500ml of cool water (room temperature or refrigerated water) into the teapot or glass bottle
      3. Place teapot or glass bottle in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours.
      4. Gently shake the brewing vessel before pouring the tea into the cup/glass.

      Flash Chilled Sencha:

      1. Place 4-5g of leaves into a Kyusu (teapot)
      2. Pour 200ml of 80°C water
      3. Infuse for 3 minutes (in this case the infusion time is longer to increase its flavour, as the hot tea will be then poured over ice and be diluted)
      4. Pour hot tea from the Kyusu into a glass/cup filled with ice cubes (alternating the pour if brewed for multiple guests).

      Iced Brew Sencha:

        1. Place 4-5g of leaves into a Kyusu (teapot)
        2. Fill up the Kyusu with ice cubes
        3. Let ice thaw at room temperature
        4. When the ice is fully thawed, pour into teacups (alternating the pour if brewed for multiple guests).
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