The Tea Makers of London - No. 51 Sencha - Teabags Japanese Green Tea
Japanese Sencha Tea No.51 (15 Triune Tea Bags)
A Great Taste multi-award-winner from both 2016 and 2020, these luxury Japanese Sencha teabags from The Tea Makers of London impart an outstanding flavour and fresh aroma
About the tea
This finest quality Sencha green tea from Ise Bay in Mie Prefecture, Japan is their most revered, award-winning tea. These exquisite Japanese Sencha Tea Triunes were awarded the coveted three-star ranking at Guild of Fine Food's Great Taste Awards as well as an additional star in the 2020 awards. The supreme quality of this exquisite tea is delicately cultivated by their exceptionally talented Japanese tea farmers, whose tea expertise has been passed from generation to generation for over 800 years.
This Japanese Sencha green tea imparts a mellow sweetness, perfectly balanced by a mild and refreshing astringency and delicate umami notes. The fresh sea breeze of the bay area is reflected in the tea's complex flavour and intoxicating aroma.
About the tea bags
These luxury Sencha triune tea bags are the perfect way to enjoy the flavours of fine loose leaf tea but escape the hassle of loose leaf tea making. The spacious plastic free tea bags give you the perfect infusion, and all of the tea bags are 100% biodegradable.
Information for tea connoisseurs
Sencha green tea is the most popular tea in Japan, representing about 80 percent of Japanese tea production. The Japanese enjoy Sencha hot in the cooler months of winter and chilled during the hot months of summer.
The Tea Makers of London work very closely with their Japanese tea farmers to ensure that only the most exceptional and high-quality tea leaves end up in your teacup. Sencha is grown in full sunlight and is delicately handpicked by skilled tea farmers. When producing Japanese Sencha green tea, the leaves are not ground as with other teas. It is slightly steamed to prevent oxidization of the leaves. Then, the leaves are rolled, shaped, and dried. This step creates the customary, thin and cylindrical shape of the tea leaf which has a very fine and fragile structure. Finally, after drying, the leaves are fried to aid in their preservation and to add flavour.
Ingredients: Japanese green tea
The Great Taste Awards
The Tea Makers of London were awarded 15 stars at the 2016 Great Taste Awards.
What are The Great Taste Awards?
The Great Taste Awards are organised by the Guild of Fine Food. The awards are the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink. It has been described as the ˜Oscars' of the food world and the ˜epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize'. Quite simply, the Great Taste logo is a sign of trustworthy, consistent, high-quality food and drink.
Appearance: Long needle like leaves mixed with matcha powder
Aroma: Fresh grass and smell of the sea
Flavour: Mild and refreshing with a gently sweet aftertaste and grassy notes
Colour: Subtle green hue
Leaf Measure: 1 triune tea bag
Amount of Water: 200ml, use filtered water to enhance the flavour
Water Temperature: 80°C
Steeping Time: 2 minutes. Suitable for 1 re-steeping
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