Sencha literally means roasted tea. An old name pertaining to the main processing stage once dominant in the making of this most popular of all green teas. In the modern sencha-making process, the leaf is initially steam treated to a precursor tea called ara-cha, before further processing by hot-air drying, rolling and finally light roasting. The leaf of the best sencha has a high degree of size uniformity and possesses an aromatic & polished emerald colour. Never drunk with milk. Brew for 1-2 minutes.
Please note our Sencha is actually CHINESE. It is only listed on this page as this is where most people look for it.