Sencha Tea Organic
Taste the popular Sencha tea from Japan
Sencha Tea is the most widely consumed tea in Japan. This typical Japanese green tea is served at just about every occasion. Organic Sencha tea leaves are grown on nutrient-rich volcanic soils in southern Japan in Kagoshima Province.
The fresh spring water from the high altitude tea gardens and the careful cultivation of the tea leaves gives this Sencha tea its full Sencha flavor with that unique hint of umami. The dark green leaves are finely rolled and produce a greenish yellow tea with an intense aroma.
What is Sencha?
You may already be familiar with that other popular Japanese green tea? Matcha tea! Both teas, no stronger, all Japanese green tea is made from the same tea plant; The Camellia Sinensis. The difference between all those Japanese green teas is in the way they are grown, harvested, produced and consumed.
Cultivation of Sencha green tea
For Sencha tea, the tea plants are covered with a net that blocks out sunlight a few days before harvesting. Due to the lack of sunlight, the leaves become thinner, softer and more amino acids and chlorophyll grow in the leaf, which colors it a deep green.
The Green Tea Sencha Harvest
Japanese Sencha Tea is harvested early in the season from May through June.
Only the best leaves are used.
Production of leaf to Sencha tea
For Japanese Sencha tea, the leaves are steamed (to prevent oxidation and capture the nutrients), then rolled and finally dried.
Is Sencha Tea Healthy?
Sencha tea is packed with nutrients that are good for the human body.
Polyphenols are natural antioxidants. Sencha green tea contains many polyphenols such as tannin and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). These antioxidants help protect your body from the harmful effects of free radicals.
Sencha tea contains a lot of caffeine, more than coffee. Together with the Tannins in the tea, the caffeine provides your body with a long-lasting boost without making you hyper.
In Sencha green tea you will find several vitamins. It is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E.
All this makes Sencha tea healthy!
How to prepare a Sencha tea?
- Pour a teaspoon of Sencha tea into a teacup.
- Pour water of about 80 - 90 degrees Celsius over it.
- Let the tea steep for a while (about 2 to 5 minutes).
- The ideal drinking temperature for Sencha tea is about 60 degrees Celsius.
That may be much lower than what you are used to, but at this temperature the tea comes fully into its own. The warmer you brew the tea, the stronger the taste. But Sencha tea should taste soft, which is why you drink the infused tea on water of a lower starting temperature (no boiling water).
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Where do I buy organic Sencha tea?
You can buy organic Sencha tea at Naturaplaza of course. In our web shop you can order organic Sencha tea in convenient consumer packs or in slightly larger quantities of usually 1 kg. Subscribe to our newsletter and don't miss out on any organic Sencha tea offers.
Sencha Tea Organic of premium quality
This is a certified organic product van top quality. Thanks to this certificate you know, that what you buy has been produced with care and consideration for people and nature.
The Organic certificate represents a 100% verified organic and reliable product. This product contains no added sugars, fats and other additives and it's production complies with all European demands and regulations concerning pesticides.
The organic Sencha tea we select come from all regions of the world. All products are inspected in Europe and most are also packed there. We regularly check and test the quality of our products.
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|Recommended Use||Put 1 teaspoon of Sencha tea in a cup of hot water (not more than 80 degrees Celsius), let it steep for 2 to 5 minutes and cool down. Drink when the tea is about 60 degrees Celsius.|
|Vitamins and Minerals||Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E|
|Special Characteristics||Organic, Vegan|
|Country of cultivation||Japan|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan|
|Private Label possible?||Yes|
|Energy (kcal/kJ)||229 kcal|
|Salt||0 g (sodium 3 mg)|