Great aroma and refreshing flavor. This item contains a lot of catechin which is a characteristic ingredient of green tea. It's also used in famous tea ceremonies in Japan.
[Features of Uji sencha]
1. Smooth drinking sensation
Sencha has a very smooth drinking sensation. You will feel the slight bitterness of natural tea leaves in its refreshing flavor. Enjoy the fresh flavor of tea leaves picked in May.
2. Carefully-chosen first-picked Uji tea leaves
This item is made using selected fresh tea leaves picked in the beginning of May. Each tea leaf is chosen based on its taste, aroma, etc and blended with a special technique.
3. The traditional flavor doesn't change every year
In order to provide the same flavor every year, the production place and producer is carefully selected. It keeps its quality through wisdom and traditional skills that can cope with slight changes in weather.
4. Popular among tea ceremony school masters
Ito Kyuemon's Uji tea is used in tea ceremonies in Japan. Based on the opinion and thoughts of those who use it, the quality has been improved even more.
[Ito Kyuemon is a tea shop in Uji, Kyoto]
Founded in 1832! It's located in Uji Kyoto which is famous for high-quality tea, and is close to Ujigami Shrine, a designated World Heritage site, and Mimurotoji Temple, famous for its flower temple.
This tea is favored by a lot of famous shrines and temples such as Manpukuji Temple, Uji Byoudouin Temple, Heian Shrine, etc. The rich flavor which has been improved over a long time and the skillful techniques of artisans will be handed down to the next generation with the elegant culture of Uji.
●Ingredients: green tea (from Japan)
●Nutritional Information (per 100g steeped liquid)
*Energy (kcal): 2
*Protein (g): 0.2
*Fat (g): 0
*Carbohydrate (g): 0.2
*Sodium (mg): 3
●7 Main Allergens (wheat, buckwheat, egg, milk, peanut, shrimp, crab): none
●Made in Japan
[How to brew tea]
①Boil water in a pot to 100ºC.
②Pour 100cc of hot water from the pot into a measuring cup.
*This is not only for measuring the water, but also allows it to cool.
③Gently pout in hot water from the cup into an empty teapot.
④Pour all of the hot water in the teapot into 2 tea cups.
*This is to cool water and to warm tea cups.
⑤Add 8g of tea leaves to emptied teapot.
⑥Add 150cc of hot water (80ºC) to tea leaves and quickly close lid.
⑦Leave for one minute.
*At this time, be sure that you do not shake or turn the teapot.
⑧Pour hot water alternately into tea cups in 3 intervals.
⑨Be sure to serve every last drop and then serve.
*If some remains, the second brew will not be as delicious.
[Hint on how to brew properly]
Sencha is a tea that features a refreshing aroma. The hotter the water, the more this aroma is brought out. Quickly put the hot water from the pot into the teapot.
[Prepare the following items]
*8g tea leaves
*Pot (a kettle is also OK)
*2 small cups
*Teapot (200cc capacity), measuring cup, clock (to measure time)
*Freshness is vital to tea. Consume as soon as possible after opening.
*Take proper care not to burn yourself with hot water.
*Avoid high temperatures, humidity and be careful of odor transfer.
*After opening, transfer to a can etc and store in the refrigerator.
●Best before date (from date of manufacture): 300 days
●Manufacturer: Ito Kyuemon
●Package design and stated contents may change due to item revision.
Item No. JF05624
Item weight 139.00g
* This item cannot be sold to your country (shipping destination country).