Green Tea Sencha Selection
Green Tea Sencha Selection
Green Tea Sencha Selection
Green Tea Sencha Selection
Green Tea Sencha Selection
Green Tea Sencha Selection

Green Tea Sencha Selection

Discover the excellence of Sencha Sélection green tea, a green tea with generous leaves, offering an incomparable sensory experience . Immerse yourself in a world of subtle and delicate flavors, accentuated by slightly iodized notes that evoke the freshness of the sea. This high quality tea invites you on a unique taste journey, where each sip reveals the purity and finesse of this green tea refined. Pleasure and elegance meet in each cup of this high-end Sencha tea, for an unforgettable tasting experience.

  • Green tea potency: 7/10
  • Main notes: woody and fresh
  • To savor: Morning and afternoon 

We are proud to offer you Sencha green tea with excellent value for money per kilo. Explore our range of green tea and explore the world of green. Treat yourself to a unique experience by tasting our Sencha Selection green tea. Benefit from the expertise of Arnaud, tea selector since 2010.

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€4.52
5 2024
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Sencha Selection Green Tea - High-end - Purchase, Uses, Recipes

Le Comptoir de Toamasina invites you to buy selected Sencha green tea . A Sencha green tea from China . Arnaud has selected for you a quality Sencha with a unique dark green . This is  one of the best Sencha teas we know of .

Did you know that Sencha green tea is a variety of Japanese tea . Before being produced in China, it is a green tea from Japan which will then be introduced to China

It is very appreciated for its delicate, herbaceous and iodized aromas . We offer you a premium selection of Sencha green tea , along with information on its origin, flavors, steeping time, and tips for brewing the perfect green tea. 

Because with the regular consumption of green tea and its beautiful leaves the question arises during infusion whether I should take the Japanese or Chinese method to preserve the benefits of sencha green tea . We will reveal the different methods and advise you so that each tea you taste is a unique experience. 
Because as with roasting coffee, the water temperature is very important. 

 You will also discover ideas for uses and recipes that highlight Sencha tea leaves.

Sencha - What is Sencha tea

There are a very large number of different green teas , such as white tea and black tea . Each tea will have its own aromatic power . Whether they come from China, India, Japan, Korea or Sri Lanka, each tea will have its own texture and liquor . Tea picking is the same everywhere in the world, the leaves are picked by hand, when we visited China, Vietnam and Brazil we discovered the same harvesting methods.  Green tea contains less theine than black tea . Now let's talk about Sencha tea from Japan and China and the difference between green tea. 

Sencha is a type of green tea, native to Japan, which is made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis , a small-leaved shrub specially cultivated for the production of tea. This Japanese tea is renowned for its unique flavor, often described as fresh, vegetal, or even slightly herbaceous . However, it should be noted that the nuances of taste may vary depending on the variety of Sencha used and the preparation method.

The process of making Sencha begins immediately after harvesting the tea leaves. These leaves undergo a crucial step: a brief exposure to steam. This steam treatment has a double advantage: it prevents the oxidation of the leaves and preserves the characteristic green color of Sencha , while intensifying its unique aromas and flavors. Then the leaves are gently rolled, shaped and dried to achieve the final tea shape we know.

It is important to note that Sencha is not exclusive to Japan; it is also produced in other regions of the world such as China and South Korea. However, taste characteristics can vary significantly due to different varieties of tea plants and the processing techniques used. Non-Japanese Senchas sometimes have a more toasty flavor and subtle nutty notes, which distinguish them from their Japanese counterparts, famous for their more grassy character. 

Here, our choice was green on a Sencha green tea from China which is used for the preparation of fragrant green teas .

Production of Sencha - Everything you need to know about Sencha from A to Z

Sencha is a traditional Japanese green tea, today grown in Korea and China , from Camellia sinensis tea leaves . This tea undergoes a well-defined manufacturing process that helps make it a drink rich in aromas and beneficial compounds . You should know that organic sencha green tea will have the same manufacturing method.

Here are the key stages of its production that we saw during plantation visits in China and in green tea specialist magazines :

  1. Manual harvest : The tea leaves are carefully picked by hand, guaranteeing a meticulous selection of the best leaves.

  2. Rapid heating : Immediately after harvest, the leaves are subjected to rapid heating. This crucial step stops the oxidation of the leaves while preserving their natural aromas and health benefits.

  3. Rolling and drying : The leaves are then delicately rolled and dried, giving rise to long, thin Sencha leaves, characteristic of this variety of tea.

However, there are different variations of Sencha, each with its distinctive characteristics:

  • Futsu Mushi Sencha is the standard variety of Sencha. The steaming process is normal, creating a subtle balance of flavors. It offers a fresh aroma and an earthy taste profile with naturally sweet and bitter notes.

  • Steamed Fukamushi -cha , or Sencha, undergoes slightly longer steaming to reduce astringency. This gives the leaves a more powdery texture and produces a richer brew on the palate.

  • Shade-grown Kabuse-cha is characterized by deeper aromas and flavors . Shading before harvest limits the growth of certain amino acids, resulting in fewer tannins and a fuller flavor.

  • Kuradashi -Sencha is a special spring variety, aged to intensify its flavors and reduce its astringency. Kept at high altitude, its opening is often a winter ritual.

  • Gyokuro , also known as "jade dew tea", is one of the most unique Japanese green teas . Growing it in constant shade encourages tip growth, resulting in only one harvest per year. This variety is prized for its exceptional taste, but it is also more expensive due to its meticulous production and artistic presentation.

Each of these variations offers a unique tasting experience, showcasing the subtleties of Japanese Sencha.

What is the flavor of sencha tea?

Sencha green tea offers a wide range of flavors , ranging from fresh vegetal notes to slightly sweet aromas . Some Sencha can be sweeter and subtle , while others are more full-bodied and herbaceous . It depends on the growing region, production method and terroir.

Sencha Sélection green tea from Comptoir de Toamasina you will perceive from the first leaves in infusion fresh and herbaceous notes with a hint of hazelnut. Sign of green teas from China.

How long should I let my Sencha green tea steep? The Japanese method

Senchadō represents the traditional Japanese approach to preparing and enjoying Sencha green tea , and it encompasses the use of specific tools and tableware. This practice is so deeply ingrained that it often takes place in entire dedicated spaces, such as tea rooms, where the art of preparing and enjoying tea is fully celebrated.

For a unique and gourmet experience at home, here are some essential tips to remember:

  1. Proportion : Typically use 1 teaspoon of tea to 1 cup of pure, cool (non-distilled) water. (Or 10g of Sencha green tea per liter)

  2. Brewing temperature : Japanese Sencha teas reveal their full potential at lower temperatures, around 77°C. You can judge this temperature using water that is just beginning to simmer if you don't have a thermometer.

  3. Steeping time : The ideal steeping time varies depending on the variety, heat of the water, and quantity of tea. Generally, it ranges between 15 and 30 seconds, but some Senchas can last up to 2 minutes. It is crucial to respect this time to obtain an infusion balanced in flavors.

  4. Avoid Bitterness : Steeping for a long time or at excessive temperature can cause Sencha to become bitter and mask its refreshing qualities. If the brewing instructions come with your tea, follow them carefully for the best result. If you decide to re-brew the tea, reduce the steeping time slightly and use slightly hotter water for the second brew. Finally, slightly extend the third infusion.

Properly brewed Sencha provides a delicate balance of flavors, avoiding excessive acidity. So, by carefully following these guidelines, you will be able to fully appreciate the subtlety and freshness of Sencha without fearing an astringent taste resulting from infusion for too long or too hot.

  • Please remember that Sencha green tea from China is infused for 2 minutes in water at 77°C.

  • In Brazil, chef Arnaud d'Apogée will combine Sencha green tea in tonic water cocktails. 

Traditional Method of Brewing Sencha Green Tea in China

Preparing Sencha green tea is quite simple. Here are the steps to follow to achieve a perfect cup:

  1. Prepare spring or filtered water at a temperature of around 80°C. Water that is too hot can burn the tea leaves and alter the flavors.
  2. Put a teaspoon of Sencha green tea in an infuser or teapot.
  3. Pour the hot water over the tea leaves and let steep for 1 to 3 minutes.
  4. Remove the tea leaves from the infuser or teapot and enjoy your delicious Sencha green tea.

How to store Sencha green tea?

To preserve the quality of your green tea, particularly Sencha, it is essential to follow these recommendations:

  1. Choose the right container : Opt for an airtight container to protect your tea against humidity, excessive heat and light. This will ensure that the delicate aromas of the Sencha remain intact.

  2. Store away from heat and light : Find a cool, dark place to store your green tea. Prolonged exposure to heat and light can alter the freshness and flavors of Sencha.

  3. Respect the drinking time : Sencha, especially when it comes to tea picked early in the season, reaches its peak of flavor within a few months of being harvested. Although it does not deteriorate after this period, it may gradually lose some of its fresh flavor. For the best experience, try to consume your Sencha within the recommended time frame.

  4. Storage of roasted Chinese Sencha : If you have roasted Chinese Sencha, know that it retains its taste qualities for at least six months. However, it is always wise to store it in optimal conditions to prolong its freshness.

Now you know everything about the wide variety of green teas and the best storage methods. 

Traditional Method of Brewing Sencha Green Tea

Sencha contains caffeine, but in lesser amounts compared to black tea or coffee. However, Sencha green tea also contains other compounds, such as catechins, which work synergistically with caffeine to provide less intense but longer lasting stimulating effects. These compounds may promote focus and energy without the adverse effects associated with excessive caffeine consumption.

In addition to its taste qualities, Sencha is also appreciated for its numerous health benefits. Sencha tea leaves are rich in antioxidants, such as polyphenols, which help fight free radicals in the body. These antioxidants may help reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases and strengthen the immune system.

In conclusion, Sencha green tea is a premium tea, renowned for its delicate flavors, health benefits and traditional production process. Discover our premium selection of Sencha green tea and enjoy all the benefits it has to offer. Whether you simply want to enjoy a soothing cup of tea or prepare creative tea recipes, Sencha is a perfect choice for all tea lovers.

How to use green tea in cooking?

Cooking with green tea is a fascinating culinary experience that opens up a world of unique flavors and aromas. Much more than just a drink, green tea can be a versatile and exquisite ingredient to enhance your dishes. Whether you're new to cooking or an experienced chef, creatively using green tea in your recipes can bring a unique and healthy touch to your cooking. In this guide, we'll explore various methods for incorporating green tea into a range of dishes, from appetizers to desserts. Get ready to discover how this green leaf can elevate your dining experience to a whole new level, while enjoying its many health benefits. Welcome to the exciting world of cooking with green tea.

 Here's how to get the most out of green tea in your dishes:

  1. Culinary Infusions : Use green tea leaves to infuse water or liquid (milk, cream, oil, etc.) and add these infusions to your recipes for a subtle, fragrant touch of flavor.

  2. Marinades : Mix strong green tea with ingredients such as soy sauce, ginger, garlic and honey to create a delicious marinade for chicken, fish or tofu.

  3. Green tea risotto : Replace part of the broth in your risotto with an infusion of green tea. This will add a refreshing, herbaceous note to this classic dish.

  4. Salad Dressings : Incorporate ground green tea or tea leaves into your salad dressings for an unexpected and delicious flavor.

  5. Sorbets and ice creams : Infuse green tea into your base mix for great-tasting sorbets or ice creams.

  6. Baked goods : Incorporate matcha green tea powder into cake recipes, cupcakes, cookies and even buttercream for a distinct color and flavor.

  7. Smoked Green Tea : Use smoked green tea leaves to flavor rice, meat, or vegetable dishes for a unique earthy, smoky taste.

  8. Tea-cooked fish : Cook fish (like salmon) on a bed of green tea leaves, which gives it an extraordinary aroma and flavor.

  9. Green tea crème brûlée : Infuse cream with green tea and prepare a crème brûlée that will pleasantly surprise your taste buds.

  10. Smoothies : Add brewed (chilled) green tea to your smoothies for an antioxidant boost and slightly bitter flavor.

  11. Wok stir-fry : Use strong green tea as a base for your wok sauce, to flavor the vegetables and proteins.

  12. Steaming : Place green tea leaves under the foods you are steaming to give them a hint of subtle aroma.

  13. Rice infusion : Add green tea leaves to the rice cooking water for a fragrant dish.

  14. Fish in foil : Wrap fish with green tea leaves and other flavorings before cooking in foil.

  15. Green Tea Frosting : Create a sweet matcha green tea frosting to top your desserts.

  16. Meatballs : Mix matcha green tea powder with ground meat and spices for flavor-packed meatballs.

  17. Savory green tea : Experiment by adding green tea to soup or broth recipes for a touch of bitterness and depth.

  18. Fish tartare : Season your fish tartare with ground green tea for an explosion of flavors.

  19. Green Tea Shellfish : Use green tea as the base for your seafood cooking mix.

  20. Green tea with dessert : Serve a cup of mint or jasmine green tea with your sweet desserts for a complete taste experience.

How to use green tea in cooking? Answers to your questions about Sencha green tea

Sencha tea is a variety of green tea popular in Japan and around the world. Here are answers to your questions:

When to drink Sencha tea?

Sencha tea can be enjoyed at different times of the day depending on your preferences. Here are some suggestions:

  1. Morning  : Sencha can be a great option to start your day. Its refreshing flavor and moderate caffeine intake will help you wake up gently.

  2. Afternoon  : The afternoon is a great time to enjoy a cup of Sencha. It can help revitalize you without disrupting your sleep later.

  3. As an accompaniment to meals  : Sencha goes well with various dishes, including sushi, fish dishes, grilled vegetables and Asian dishes in general.

  4. Relaxation break  : Enjoy a cup of Sencha during moments of relaxation or meditation to relax.

When is the best time to drink green tea?

The best time to drink green tea depends on your personal preference and caffeine tolerance. In general, here are some recommendations:

  1. Morning  : Green tea is a refreshing option to start the day, as it offers a slight boost of energy thanks to the caffeine it contains.

  2. Afternoon  : The afternoon is a great time to enjoy green tea, as it can help you stay awake and focused without disrupting your nighttime sleep.

  3. Between meals  : Drinking green tea between meals can help you curb hunger and maintain your energy levels.

  4. Before exercise  : Green tea can be consumed before exercise to improve alertness and endurance.

How to drink Sencha tea?

Preparing Sencha tea is essential to fully appreciate its flavors. Here's how to prepare it:

  1. Bring water to around 77°C for a hot brew. (Japanese method)

  2. Measure approximately 6g of Sencha tea per 500ml of water.

  3. Place the tea leaves in a tea ball or infuser.

  4. Pour the hot water over the tea leaves and let steep for about 2 minutes.

  5. Remove tea leaves to avoid over-steeping.

  6. Enjoy your Sencha tea hot or let it cool for an iced tasting.

Where to find Sencha green tea?

Sencha green tea is available in many grocery stores, specialty tea stores, online and in Asian food stores and also at Comptoir de Toamasina, the French tea specialist. You can also find premium varieties at high-end tea shops and flea markets.

When purchasing Sencha tea, be sure to choose a quality product from reputable sources to ensure the optimal taste experience.

Buy Sencha green tea by the kilo

This green tea family is unique. And if you are a green tea lover, you should try Sencha green tea from the Comptoir de Toamasina brand. Our Sencha Sélection green tea comes from China, you will discover a tea with beautiful leaves. Sencha is distinguished by its rich and subtle flavor, as well as its fresh and vegetal aroma. By purchasing Sencha green tea by the kilo, you will be able to enjoy this delicious drink every day without having to worry about running out of stock.

  • The price per kilo of Sencha selection green tea is 60.87 euros per kilo

At Comptoir de Toamasina, quality is a priority, and each tea leaf is carefully selected to guarantee an exceptional taste experience.

In addition, by buying in bulk, you are also doing something for the environment by reducing plastic waste linked to individual packaging. Whether you enjoy Sencha green tea hot or cold, this purchasing option will allow you to prepare your favorite beverage in the way that suits you best.

So don't hesitate any longer, order your kilo of Sencha green tea from Comptoir de Toamasina and add a touch of well-being to your daily routine. 

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Native country
China
BOTANICAL SPECIES
Camellia Sinensis
INGREDIENTS
Sencha green tea
AROMATIC POWER
7/10
ALLERGEN
None
POSSIBLE TRACES OF ALLERGENS
None
PACKAGING
Sachet
Preparation / Delivery
Preparation within 24h - Delivery within 48h00

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