The Sencha Supreme Green Tea Experience: the quintessential Japanese tea
Ohayo, gozaimas! Good morning, and welcome to Japan. Here, Sencha is the preferred tea. It is drunk from morning 'til evening by many children and adults alike, and is considered to be somewhat of a national drink.
Tasting Notes: soft, sweet, vegetal
The dark, blue-green leaves of our Sencha Supreme are tightly compressed into needle-like shapes. As they open during infusion, they release smooth, soft, broth-like aromas with hints of fresh ocean air. The hazy, green infusion is thick and sweet, with a distinctly "vegetal" flavor (think: baby spinach, Chinese celery). In each sip, you'll also find a flavor known in Japan as umami—a satisfying, brothy richness that's also found in good beef, mushrooms and anchovies. Although vegetal, the aftertaste leans slightly toward the sweeter side of the flavor spectrum, making this a great Sencha for Japanese green tea newbies and Japanese green tea lovers alike.
Ingredients: Japanese Green Tea
- 1.5 Per Cup
- 1 Minutes
Savoring Your Experience:
Love Japanese food? Our Sencha Supreme is an ideal tea to pair with sushi, grilled dishes or any kind of Japanese breakfast fare.
To unlock the natural sweetness of Sencha Supreme, be sure to err on the side of short and cool when brewing it. If it tastes bitter to you, you've brewed it too long, brewed it too hot or used too many leaves. Take a deep breath and try again—your taste buds will thank you!
Most Chinese green teas are heated in a wok-like vessel or an oven-like heater to stop them from turning brown like a black tea. However, in Japan, most teas are steamed to halt "oxidation" (the same natural process that turns an apple brown after you slice it). Like most Japanese green teas, Sencha is steamed during its processing. This step gives it a fresher, more oceanic taste than other green teas. Sugoi!