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GREEN SENCHA TEA

BLEND No.12
Loose leaf herbal tea by medical herbalist Cindy Ledgerwood
A refreshing, luxuriously smooth green sencha tea rich in anti-oxidants.
5.99 GBP

GREEN SENCHA TEA

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GREEN SENCHA TEA • caddy

Loose tea in our chic cardboard carton. Ideal for presentation, gift or storage: 50 cups (80g).

£7.99
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GREEN SENCHA TEA • regular pack

Loose tea in a resealable pack. Refill your caddy! 50 cups (80g).

£5.99
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GREEN SENCHA TEA • large pack

Loose tea in a resealable pack. Perfect for caterers and tea devotees: 500 cups (800g).

£35.00
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BENEFITS OF GREEN SENCHA tea

Green sencha tea is known as ‘the king of green tea’, and valued for its refreshing taste. ‘Steamed green tea’ means it is smooth, without the bitterness of most green teas. The steaming process retains the vitamin C and up to 6 times the anti-oxidants of black tea, which are thought to neutralise the harmful effects of free radicals.

 

Green tea is less processed than black tea, and is highly popular in Japan and China, where it is associated with many health benefits, including a faster metabolism leading to weight loss.

Our tea

When I was 19, I lived in Tokyo for a few months, and found green tea to be bitter and unappealing, but stumbled across ‘sencha green’, and haven’t looked back! I chose this luxuriously smooth Japanese sencha for its wonderfully fresh, grassy notes and light, delicate flavour.

 

ingredients

Sencha green tea.

Sencha Green Tea

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In Japan, sencha tea has its own special tea ceremony, called senchado – ‘the way of Sencha’.



how to brew loose leaf teahow to enjoy our tea

Infuse for 2-5 minutes, and enjoy hot or cold at any time of day. Like all green sencha teas, it can be reinfused to make a second cup.

 

Make this tea with the kettle just under boiling point.

 

 

 

Green sencha tea in Japanese culture

Sencha tea has its own special tea ceremony called the senchado. While the traditional Japanese tea ceremony uses powered green tea or matcha, and is a formal affair, the senchado uses sencha loose leaf green tea, and is much more relaxed.

The sencha tea ceremony dates back to the Ming dynasty in the mid 17th century, and was introduced to Japan from China. It became popular as a symbolic rebellion against the formal tea ceremony favoured by the Japanese ruling classes.

More and more ordinary people adopted the sencha style of tea drinking, which was ideal for informally sharing a cup of tea with friends and family. This paved the way for today’s modern style of brewing and drinking tea.

Senchado means “the way of sencha”. In Japan today, being invited to “drink sencha” means the equivalent of invited for a tea or coffee.

Usually, green sencha green tea is drunk in small cups. Two cups are traditionally enjoyed – the first sweeter, the second slightly bitter.

 

medical herb Research

Here’s an overview of the many uses of green tea for health and wellness.

Drinking our tea is not a substitute for seeing a doctor.