Green tea made from the young leaves.
name given to the ordinary everyday teas of Japan. Exported Japanese teas are often Sencha types.
The most popular variety of green tea in Japan.
These are teas which Japan exports and comprise about 75% of Japan's total production.
common, although sencha tea is anything but common
Over three quarters of all tea produced in Japanese tea gardens is Sencha (ç…ŽèŒ¶), a tea selected for its fresh qualities complementing a leaf of high uniformity and rich color. Historically prepared by roasting, today Sencha is steam treated before further processing with hot-air drying and finally pan-frying. Needle leaf Sencha is processed in Shizuoka Prefecture and in the Yame region of Fukuoka.