Sencha green tea

Japanese sencha has green, needle-shaped leaves.

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Le Sencha - Théières à la folie

Summary :

Sencha is the most popular green tea in Japan. It is harvested from the leaves which are exposed to direct sunlight. After being picked, the leaves are briefly parboiled, then rolled and dried. There are several types of sencha, but shincha, also known as ichiban-cha, is often cited as the premium version. It is produced from the first seasonal harvests and generally has a milder and more delicate flavor. Japanese sencha has needle-like green leaves. It has a vegetal and herbaceous character, a light sweetness and a subtle astringency. Sencha tea goes well with seafood and rice.

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