Sencha is the most widely grown and popular green tea in Japan.
We toured the whole of Japan to find this wonderful organic Sencha in the mountains of the Shizuoka region, in the centre of the country.
It is grown in its natural environment without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers, where the rich soil gives it its characteristic deep flavour.
IRO organic Premium Sencha is produced exclusively from the first spring harvest, which offers the best tea leaves of the year.
This first harvest offers the most tender tea leaves, rich in flavour, full of sweetness and rich in amino acids, vitamins and minerals.
As soon as you open the bag, you will be captivated by the fresh, sweet aroma of our organic Premium Sencha tea and by its combination of fruity and green notes.
We have chosen to offer you a non-shaded Sencha so that you can discover the aromas and flavour of truly traditional Japanese Sencha grown without shading, free from pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
Rich in antioxidants and a great energy booster, IRO organic Premium Sencha green tea can be enjoyed as a hot or cold infusion. It is ideal for starting your day, ending a meal or as a little daily treat.
For 1 person: brew 2-3 grams of Sencha (1 to 2 teaspoons) in 60-100 ml of water at 70 degrees for 60 to 90 seconds.
For more than one person, adjust the quantities accordingly and pour a little at a time moving from cup to cup until the very last drop to balance the flavour.
Fine quality Japanese green tea can be brewed several time using the same leaves. For a second brew, use 60 to 100 ml of water at 80 degrees and leave to brew for just 20 to 30 seconds.
For a delicious homemade iced tea: 10 to 15 grams of Sencha in 1 litre of cold water.
Leave to infuse in the fridge (you can purchase special bottles for cold infusions) for at least 3 hours or preferably overnight.
Filter the tea (for example, with a Matcha tea strainer) and enjoy with or without ice.
You can then infuse the same tea leaves a second time with cold water for 12 to 24 hours in the fridge for a second, lighter and even more refreshing iced tea.
Additional information for connoisseurs
Altitude of the tea fields: 400 to 600 metres
Harvest: 100% first spring harvest
Steaming: short (Asamushi)