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Quick Blurb: Sencha is Japan’s most popular type of tea.
Sencha is traditionally a Japanese green tea that is made from leaves of the Japanese tea bush. In recent years, Sencha teas have been known to be produced in China, South Korea, and other countries. In 1740, a Kyoto tea master named Soen Nagatani developed the method of steam processing green leaf resulting in a superb, fresh flavorful cup.
When Sencha is brewed it has a vibrant yellow color and light aroma. The taste can be described as both bitter and sweet – making this tea a very unique experience.
- Fights against free radicals in the body
- Antioxidants can aid in preventing coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis
- Absorbs extra cholesterol in the body
- Can control blood sugar levels
- Beneficial to the immune system
- Helps aid osteoporosis
- Burns calories and can help during weight loss
- Helps retain youthful skin and reduce wrinkles by hydrating
- Repairs damaged or inflamed skin
- Natural relief for sore throat or cough
- Tea extract can be used for aromatherapy
Caffeine Content: LOW
This tea contains natural caffeine found in the L.Camellia Sinensis family. A cup of green tea steeped in boiled water for 5 minutes will contain between 22-29 milligrams of caffeine. An equal sized cup of coffee will contains 80-100 milligrams of caffeine. Caffeine quickly becomes soluble in very hot water. If you want to reduce the caffeine level in this tea, briefly rinse the tea leaves in extremely hot water. The caffeine content will reduce 25-50% – this may have a minor effect on the taste of the tea.
Antioxidant Content: 7.5 -9.99% polyphenols by dry weight. The longer you steep your tea the more polyphenols will be extracted. Polyphenol percentages may fluctuate with lot, grade of tea, testing method, temperature of water, and freshness of tea. More antioxidants are extracted from tea the longer it is brewed. The more that the tea is used the greater the antioxidant benefits.
During the month of June, try Sencha Japanese Green Tea at 15% off the original price! It’s available in loose leaf or bags.