Ginger wakes up your taste buds to this outstanding Japanese-style Sencha. Full of volatile oils and other healthy compounds ginger has been prized the world over for it's nourishing and therapeutic qualities for millennia.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 tea producing regions, most notably Japan, i.e. Sencha. While this may seem counter-intuitive, 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 feel, 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.
We insist on using only natural flavouring oils, the high-quality tea tastes good and natural flavours do not overpower the great taste of the high-grade tea, also natural flavours leave no aftertaste giving the tea a clean and true character. (The practice for some making flavoured tea is to use overpowering artificial flavours, which may be an indicator of a covered up lower quality tea).
Natural flavours tend to be more delicate and subtle, most find this a refreshing change and is one of the desired qualities of our naturally flavoured teas.
When finished, Sencha is known for its dark green, needle shaped leaf and pale green, yellowish liquor.
This fantastic blend of all-natural ginger flavouring has a pungent, soothing cup and sweet finish it's invigorating to drink any time of day.
Caffeine Guide: Low
Region: Hunan Provence
Antioxidant Content: High
Growing Altitudes: 1500-4500 feet above sea level
Appearance: Dark green, needle shaped leafs
Grade: Sencha – Made to Japanese specifications
Infusion Colour: Bright, pale green to yellow, light coloured
Process: Traditional Pan Fired Green Tea
Aroma: Strong ginger
Ingredients: Green tea, and Ginger
Taste: Ginger awakens taste buds
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This is an exquisite cup of tea; what I love especially is the hint of ginger that comes through the tea without overwhelming it. The service from Teacakes of Yorkshire was, as ever, top quality.
Excellent loose tea - our first thing in the morning drink of choice!
Tea arrived quickly and was really good. Will be using Teacakes of Yorkshire again. Thank you for excellent service.