Our Personal SenCha-Matcha Green Tea - Sedona Arizona's Full-Leaf Tea Store
Every morning we start our day at home... and we mean literally start our day... with our favorite and personal green tea. Before water, or celery juice, or anything else. It is a proportioned blend of Sencha (balance of health, astringency and sweetness) and Matcha (powdered green also known for its health benefit) direct from Japan in a teabag. Yes, the full leaf tea people prefer a teabag when barely awake. We love this tea, and believe it has made a difference in our health over the last year and a half. Please notice the extra note below in the brewing section.
At first, we couldn't offer in the store because the wholesale price required a minimum delivery much larger than any small business could handle. But our love for the tea prevailed, and the grower/supplier reduced the minimum order size for us.
This Japanese GREEN TEA is grown and producedin Shizuoka, about 90 miles southwest of Tokyo and not far from Mount Fuji. Mostly a Sencha blend of 1st and 2nd harvests, with Matcha green tea powder added to coat the leaves. The full-leaf Sencha is a Fukamushi, meaning is deep-steamed to increase the umami (savoriness and grassy taste), which also creates a smaller leaf size that's excellent for brewing in a teabag (which is BPA-free polysilk).
MODERATELY CAFFEINATED(approx 30% of the caffeine as coffee)
AVAILABLE AS: 25 TEABAG Package, 10 TEABAG Package, 4 TEABAG TastingSample
BREWING: Use each teabag (about 2.7 grams or 1/10 oz) for every 8 oz of 170°F fresh water. Steep for 1-2 minutes or to desired taste. A second and third infusion is possible by increasing steep time 30 seconds each time. The Matcha is fully released on the initial infusion, while additional infusions of the Sencha can be still enjoyed. Japanese tea is especially enjoyed as a “true cold-brew", by brewing for a least 30 minutes or more with melting ice.
Important: As your brewed tea sits for a while, you will notice some very small leaf bits and matcha sediment separate and gather to the bottom. Stir or swill to mix them up and drink. Don't waste them. They are full of insoluble nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and fiber!
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