Sencha is the traditional green tea of Japan. Making up to 80% of the tea produced in Japan, Sencha tea is harvested early and then steamed and dried. The flavor is fresh and grassy, with a hint of bittersweetness. Sencha leaves contain a wide variety of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins, as well as a medium level of caffeine.
To brew, add 5-6 grams (about 1tbsp) to your infusion method of choice. Add hot water at 170°-180°F and let steep for 45 seconds to one minute. The water temperature and the length of the steep will affect the flavor profile, as well as the amount of Sencha leaves, so play around with those elements until you find a combination you like best. Each serving can be steeped 2-3 times with shorter brew times on resteeps.
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