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Sencha | Organic

New Mexico Tea Company
  • Spoon 1 tsp Per Cup
  • Kettle 160°F
  • Timer 2 Min
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Hot Tea Brewing Instructions:

Bring spring or filtered drinking water to 160°F in a kettle. Add 1 tsp of tea leafs to a cup. Always pour boiling water over tea leafs and let steep 2 minutes.

Any of these variables can be changed to suit your particular palate, so experiment! Many teas can be steeped multiple times (especially green, white, and oolong). When steeping a tea multiple times increase the length of steep time slightly with each successive infusion.

Iced Tea Brewing Instructions:

1) Hot water method: For 1 gallon of iced tea, bring half a gallon of filtered water to boil in a pot. Turn off heat, and add 3 tablespoons (1 oz of tea), let steep for 2 minutes. Strain the tea into the other half gallon of cool water and refrigerate. If you want to serve immediately, you can pour the concentrate over ice to cool and dilute, then pour over ice again.

2) Sun tea: use a glass container and add 1 tsp of loose tea of each cup of water directly into the jug. Then set in the sun for a few hours, tasting occasionally to get the desired strength.

3) Cold brew: The slow cold-water-steeping method extracts natural sweetness and flavor from the tea leaf. It lessens the bitterness and tangy-ness produced by tannic acid so your tea tastes smooth and mild. Add 1 tsp of tea per cup of cold water and put in the refrigerator. When the water is chilled, your tea will be ready!

Price: $4.75

Amount
1oz$4.75
2oz$9.50
4oz(20% off)$15.20
8oz(35% off)$24.70
16oz(45% off)$41.80
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Produced from 1st and 2nd harvest leaves, this is the classic Japanese loose leaf tea and constitutes over 80% of tea consumption in Japan. It’s characterized by a grassy aroma and a mild sweet taste balanced with underlying bitterness. The biggest factors determining the flavor and appearance of Sencha are the harvest and steaming time.

Extra Info:

Japan is extremely efficient in its tea production reaching yields of 1500 pounds per acre. Despite the fact that mechanical plucking is used, the tea made is generally considered the best green tea in the world. Interestingly, due to its northern latitude all the tea fields have large fans covering the whole acreage. The fans are turned on during cold snaps to circulate the air and protect the tea bush from freezing.

Sencha is commonly used in Japanese tea ceremonies marking events of personal importance.  For ceremonies marking Ôlife altering eventsÕ, matcha is used. In this type of ceremony it is the ritual that is of paramount importance as the individual is being acknowledged.

Ingredients:

Super fancy, organic sencha green tea ,

Origin:

Shizuoka, Japan

Q&A:

Reviews:

8/8/2018
5 Stars

Let me begin by saying I love Japanese green tea. It can be hard to find really good sencha, though, as the market is full of products meant to generate revenue. This tea is killer. Far and away better than most sencha I've tried (including the slightly lower-cost one here -- sorry); these leaves are long, shiny, and dark, there is little dust and crumble, the aroma of the leaves is grassy and fresh, and the tea.....yeah. Fantastic. This is sencha at its best. Try this, and get your friends to try it.

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