Cherry Sencha (green tea)

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Cherry Sencha

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  • 4.4 oz Tin $21.95
  • 0.6 oz Sample $3.95
  • 2.0 oz Pouch $9.95
  • 8.0 oz Pouch $25.95
  • 1.0 lb Pouch $45.95
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Blended from Spring 2017 lot.

Our smooth and lovely Sencha tea with natural cherry flavor and safflower.

Simple, elegant, and very refreshing.

2.0 oz Pouch $9.95 - 30 servings 33¢ per cup | 4.4 oz Tin $21.95 - 60 servings 37¢ per cup

Customer Reviews

  1. November 24, 2014 Review by Mel

    Very smooth and high quality. Love the delicate cherry notes in this tea!

  2. November 17, 2014 Review by Deborah

    My first experience with sencha was when my brother's girlfriend tried to make some for me and totally scorched and over-steeped it. I gagged on that cup of tea and had to pour it down the drain. I never had the guts to try sencha again. But Zhi Tea very kindly included a sample of this tea with my order, and I've finally found a green tea that I love! I don't normally get excited about cherry favors, but this tasted great together with the sencha. Just make sure not to over-heat the water or over steep this tea. :)

  3. May 3, 2014 Review by Julie

    A new favorite for me!. I got this as a sample....thanks Alex!!! This tea was a delightful surprise as I don't tend to like very many green teas. I love the way the cherry lingers ever so light and blends with the green tea in a perfect match! This tastes excellent hot or iced! A new favorite for me ~

  4. May 6, 2011 Review by Leslie

    I absolutely love,love,love this tea and look forward to a cuppa just about every afternoon. The smell is intoxicating and, unlike many other fragrant teas I have tried, the flavor comes through is the most subtle and delightful way. A joy for the senses!

  5. March 15, 2010 Review by Stephen

    I thought the quality of the tea was superb, but I didn't like the super-grassy note. However, I did give it to a friend, who thought it was the bee's knees.

  6. April 29, 2009 Review by Faye

    Thank you again. I'll have another and another for a long time.

  7. April 27, 2009 Review by Rich D.

    I like this tea, it has a good kick. For green tea it is quite smooth.

  8. January 7, 2009 Review by Maureen

    A good quality tea. I would like more flavor though.

  9. December 4, 2008 Review by Harold

    SUPERB and healthy, just what the doctor ordered, literally.

  10. November 23, 2008 Review by Dawn

    This is soooo delicious....the cherry is very slight and lvoely.

  11. August 24, 2008 Review by Donna

    I feel like I am on Mt Fuji.

  12. June 16, 2008 Review by Lawrence W.

    Perfectly delicious. My favorite green tea at the moment.

  13. May 25, 2008 Review by Jen

    Better than I expected, not normally a green tea person but I'm sold.

  14. March 28, 2008 Review by Mark N.

    I like sencha tea a lot and consider myself somewhat of an expert. This sencha-style tea is very good, although doesn't exhibit quite the grassyness I have come to expect from a sencha tea. The cherry addition is quite a unqie tough though.

  15. March 23, 2008 Review by Vicki

    What a great smooth green tea. I love the hint of real cherry. No fake flvor here.

  16. January 22, 2008 Review by Tabitha

    Well balanced and nuanced tea. Coupled with a scone, it is delicious.

  17. January 5, 2008 Review by Eian

    I cook with this tea. It makes for a great fish sauce.

  18. December 27, 2007 Review by Jeff

    I couldn't quite get a good third steep from this tea as it states on the website, but the first fwo were pretty darn good.

  19. November 11, 2007 Review by Cara

    Yummy goodness. Thanks!

  20. August 19, 2007 Review by June

    Chilled from the fridge this tea is really divine.

Water: 165°F | Leaves: 1 tsp per 6 ounce cup | Infusion Time: 2 -3 minutes

Basic Steeping Tips
- Use filtered or spring water, whenever possible
- Don’t over-boil water
- Remove leaves after recommended time (adjust to taste)
- If you want stronger tea, use more leaves instead of steeping for a longer time
Leaves can be re-steeped 2-3 times resulting in various flavor differences. Don’t throw out those leaves until they have given it all up!
Green tea has been researched a great deal over the last 20 years. Results indicate that the catechins in green tea are responsible for a lowered risk of heart disease, lowered risk of cancer (especially prostate and breast), and potential reduction in onset of Alzeheimer's.
Sencha means “roasted tea” referring to the method that the tea is made from dried tea leaves. It is made without grinding the tea leaves, as opposed to the other Japanese green tea, matcha. This tea is extremely popular in Japan, being about 80% of the tea production.

The flavor of sencha depends on the season and place where it is produced. It is said that the most delicious sencha is from the first flush of the year. Shincha or “new tea” is produced from early April to late May. Unlike Chinese green teas, sencha and other Japanese green teas are initially fired in a wok. They are first steamed between 15-20 seconds to prevent oxidization of the leaves. The leaves are then rolled, shaped, and dried. Afterwards, the leaves are fried to preserve and add to the flavor of the tea.

Sencha was introduced in the mid-17th century to Japan from China. The traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, or Chado, is very popular; however, there is also a sencha tea ceremony, or Senchado. The idea was to make tea available to everyone, not just the rich. This ceremony is very similar to Chado, except that in Senchado, metal kettles are not used to boil water because it is believed that it affects the taste of the sencha in a negative way. Instead, a terracotta pot called “bofura” is used.

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