Few know green tea better than the Japanese, and this Sencha Green Tea has been specially produced with their refined palate in mind. High quality green tea leaves are plucked in Zhejiang, China, but prepared following strict Japanese customs, which include drying and steaming them, rolling them into fine needles, and pan-frying them in a wok. This rigorous method and strict attention to detail is what really gives Sencha the characteristic nutty and fresh flavor that makes it so revered in Japan and elsewhere.
This USDA organic and Kosher-certified Japanese tea contains half the caffeine of black tea, and comes in an elegant, airtight canister filled with around 50 servings of loose leaves. Steep the tea at 175 F (avoid subjecting Sencha leaves to boiling temperatures!) for 60 to 90 seconds. For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 teaspoons per 8 ounce glass.
Sencha tea is a creation of Tea Forte. This company began in Massachusetts in 2003, with a highly stylized product line based on traditional Japanese tea drinking ceremonies, intended to “elevate a cup of tea into an extraordinary experience for all your senses.” Today, they present an unparalleled variety of handcrafted teas and tea accessories with sumptuously decorated packaging. Enjoyed in over 35 countries, their products can be found in the most prestigious restaurants, hotels, resorts and luxury retailers, making them ultimate ambassadors of the tea-drinking experience.