Sometimes, the finest things in life come full circle. So it is with Sencha, arguably one of the world’s most popular green teas. While Sencha is by tradition a Japanese tea variety, green tea originated in China and was found its way to the island nation via traveling monks in ancient times. In 1740 a Kyoto tea master named Soen Nagatani developed the method of steam processing green leaf, resulting in a very fresh, flavorful cup and Sencha was born. Now quite a few Chinese tea farms, overseen by a Japanese tea master, produce Japanese style teas that are as good, and in some cases better, than their Japan grown counterparts. Sencha Kakagawa is one such tea. Remarkably smooth, flavorful and grown in the heart of green tea’s original home, China, Sencha has truly come full circle. Enjoy a cup of pure goodness!
Manufactured in: Canada
Ingredients from: China
Region(s): Zhejiang Province
Seasonality: Seasonal quality (May-Apr. growth)
Grade Composition: Sencha
Growing Altitude(s): 700’-1500’ feet above sea level
Manufacture Type(s): Steamed Sencha Green Tea – made to Japanese specifications
Luxury Ingredients: Green tea.
Food Use Suggestions:
1. Chop the tea leaves, combine with spices, and use them to coat chicken or steak before cooking.
2. Substitute a cup of Decaf Sencha tea for a cup of broth in vegetable-based soups. Throw steeped chopped leaves into soup while it simmers to add extra greens.
3. After mixing the dough or batter for cookies, muffins, or scones, fold two tablespoons of dried sencha tea leaves directly into it, then bake as usual.
4. Add a few tablespoons to a marinade for fish or shellfish. Sencha balances out sweeter varieties, like halibut or scallops.