In Shizouka, Japan, near majestic Mount Fuji, this refreshing tea grows on a serene estate, family-owned for nearly a century. Though this Sencha has between three and four picking seasons each year, we use only first and finest flush of tender leaves. After they are steamed, dried, rolled, dried a second time, and sifted, the leaves are rosted to release the delicate sweetness, mild astringency and fresh, flowery fragrance that make Japanese Sencha such a delight to the senses.
Begin with fresh, bottled or filtered water. Bring the water just to a boil. Place one teaspoon of tea leaves per 8 oz cup of water into a teapot or infuser or place one tea bag directly into a 12 to 16oz cup. Pour water directly over the tea leaves or tea bag. Note that over-steeped tea will become bitter. For stronger tea add more leaves rather than infusing longer than recommended.
Green Teas: 3 minutes
Black Teas: 5 minutes
Oolong Teas: 5 minutes
Herbal and Fruit Infusions 7 minutes
You may wonder why we are so passionate about using only whole leaf tea in each tin of our retail teas. Well, we like to drink great tasting tea. Whole tea leaves retain their natural properties and result in the most flavorful, best tasting cup of tea possible. We also go to great things to source our tea , searching the world to offer Simply the Best™ cup of tea to our valued customers. Enjoy!