Sencha is the great sun grown tea of Japan. It was first developed in 1740 by a famous tea purveyor named Soen Nagatani. Sencha is the mainstay of Japanese tea drinkers. Mr. Nagatani’s purpose was to make a steamed green tea that ordinary citizens could drink. Undoubtedly he was proud of his tea he invented, but we aren’t sure he realized how famous his tea would become. The Japanese love his tea so much that they have created a shrine to him on the highest hill in the area near where he was born.
80% of all the tea produced in Japan is sencha. It has a grassy, some say seaweed-like taste that goes well with food, chocolate, and cheese, or as a tantalizing concoction just by itself.
We offer you a high grade of sencha that will please your palate from Uji. Uji, which is near Kyoto, is where some of the first tea bushes in Japanese history were planted. It is famous for producing some of the highest quality senchas in Japan. When you imbibe this wonderful tea we will leave it up to you as to whether you want to worship Mr. Nagatani at his shrine, or just give him a nod of respect.
Use 2 grams of tea for every 6 ounces of water. Generally this works out to ¾ teaspoon per every 6 ounces of water. Steep for 2 minutes with 160 degree water.