Decaffeinated Green Sencha Kyushu
This tea is based on a Sencha style green tea from Hunan Province in South Eastern China. In Hunan, Sencha is manufactured according to Japanese standards in which the freshly plucked leaves are steamed prior to processing.
Chinese production of traditionally foreign tea grades:
In recent years, a select number of Chinese manufacturers have begun to produce exceptional examples of tea traditionally associated with other producing regions, most notably Japan, i.e. Sencha. While this may seem counterintuitive, the practice is essentially the same as that of “New World” vineyards growing traditionally “Old World” grape varieties. (Think of Cabernet Sauvignon, a French grape, attaining near-legendary status at the hands of Australian vintners.)
The leaf is pan fried - a process that gives the tea its distinctive glossy looks and feels, then it's expertly blended and flavoured. Like all green teas, Sencha is known to be exceptionally high in antioxidants and polyphenols As such, recent scientific research appears to indicate that it may have an impact in the prevention of certain types of cancers.
When finished, Sencha is known for its dark green, needle shaped leaf and pale green, yellowish liquor.
Caffeine Guide: Removed
Region: Hunan Provence
Antioxidant Content: Med
Growing Altitudes: 1500-4500 feet above sea level
Appearance: Dark green, needle shaped leafs
Grade: Sencha – Made to Japanese specifications
Infusion Colour: Tending light and green
Process: Traditional Pan Fired Green Tea
Aroma: Ingredients: Green tea
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Very tasty tea (this order was my 5th kg) and arrived unbelievably fast! Its very flavourful but also really soft. We reuse the leaves twice (stewing for a bit longer each time) and the flavour keeps going.
A very nice and mellow tea, most green tea I've had has been quite harsh but not this one.
A good quality tea, very light flavour. Love the simple traditional style packaging.
We were surprised at how flavorful this decaf tea was! Usually, we ONLY drink Chinese Teas (ever since repeated trips to China, for adoption) but with the recent prediction of further shipping delays we thought we would try TeaCakes of York, what with its excellent reviews. We are certainly glad we did. We like everything about the experience, from tea flavors to ordering experience to reasonable pricing even though shipping costs a bit more to our home in Arizona, USA All the tea types we tried are superb.
We've been regular buyers of this green tea for some time now, which should tell you that we really enjoy it. Our orders are always delivered quickly. Packaging is excellent and recyclable! We've recently discovered the decaf green tea with lemon and flower petals which is gorgeous and really refreshing.