For centuries tea has been a symbol of inner harmony, especially in the time-honored country of Japan. Indeed, the Ancient Japanese honed the craft and the art of the tea ceremony. The Orient's appreciation for tea is even viewed in its rich, ancient tea legends that were designed to instruct people as to the methods of unlocking their own inner peace, their Zen. The Samurai and the Tea Master is just such a tale that capitalizes on the power of inner tranquility over outward strength. The story is set in Ancient Japan, and the hero is not a Samurai, but a tea master.Read More
Ginger Sencha is a warming blend of organic ginger root and organic green sencha tea. A great green tea blend for the cold winter months and to help settle an upset stomach or help digestion. Tasty, slightly spicy, uplifting and delicious. Can be enjoyed with added honey.
Green tea*, ginger root* (*organic)
|Serving Size: 2.5g /cup|
|Steeping Temp: 78°C|
|Steeping Time: 2 mins.|
|Caffeine: Medium Light|
|Grade or Quality: Leaf|
|Aroma: Ginger, slightly grassy|
|Infusion Aroma: Grassy, ginger|
|Infusion Color: Yellow|
|Infusion Strength: Light|
Story, Folklore, History
Japanese Tea:The history of this tea's components dates back over hundreds of centuries. Ginger's current name comes from the Middle English gingivere, but ginger dates back over 3,000 years to the Sanskrit srngaveram meaning “horn root” with reference to its appearance. The word “sencha” literally means “decocted tea” in Japanese, referring to the method that the tea beverage is made from. Unlike matcha, sencha uses the whole dried tea leaves steeped in water. It is the most popular tea in Japan, and represents about 80 percent of the tea produced in Japan.