What is Sencha?

Published: Thursday 21 December, 2017

Sencha is a type of processed green tea originated from Japan. After being plunked, the leaves are steamed for 15-20 seconds to appear natural green color and stop being oxidized. And then, they are rolled and dried to be given needle shape. The tea’s flavor components are released during this process. The final step is to sort the tea according to size and shape. Because of being exposed to direct sunlight, Sencha contains abundant vitamin C and relatively high level of tannin. Sencha tastes both sweet and slightly astringent. The tea is the most popular type of green tea in Japan.