- Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 78°C
- Steeping Time: 2 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: Japan
- Caffeine: Medium Light
Japanese Sencha Grade A
This is undoubtedly the finest Japanese Sencha we have tasted to date. A prime example of what makes first flush sencha so sought after: a fine delicate vegetal aroma and taste, followed by an almond finish. Sweet and delicate yet complex and satisfying flavor. Do not use water over 75C or the flavor profile will be vanished.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Grade or Quality: Leaf
Aroma: Grassy, chestnut
Infusion Aroma: Grassy, almond
Infusion Color: Green
Base flavor: Grassy, hint of nut, sweet buttery finish
Infusion Strength: Medium-strong
Have you tried Japanese Sencha Grade A? Tell us what you think!
From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
How to steep green tea properly - by Richard Isaac
In our workshops we come across a lot of people who didn’t previously realize that steeping time and water temperature affect the taste of tea drastically. Just a difference of 15 seconds, or a temperature variance of as little as 2 degrees can make the difference between an exquisite cup of tea and an awfully bitter tea experience.
Green tea, White Tea, and Oolong Tea
Using boiling water to steep tea only works well for black teas and herbal ‘teas’. For green, white, and oolong teas, boiling water can burn the tea leaves and make the tea very bitter. Generally there is a range between 75C and 85C for green, white, and oolong teas (see our specific tea product pages for temperature guidelines), but of course most people do not have a thermometer ready to measure water temperature; instead, they will simply wait for the kettle to whistle, then pour water onto the leaves. Again, this is fine for black teas and herbal teas, but there are a few tricks you can use to make sure that your water is closer to the appropriate temperature for your tea.