Blog News — Sencha Tea

A brief guide to Japanese Teas

Posted by Martin Birkhead on

A brief guide to Japanese Teas

GYOKURO TEA Gyokuro is a rolled form of shaded Japanese green tea leaf. What makes the Gyokuro tea leaf unique is that, for the final month before harvesting it is covered by shade. This shade prevents most of the L-Theanine, an amino acid, from converting into Catechins, the polyphenols responsible for most of the bitterness in lower-quality teas. As a result, Gyokuro tea has a sweet, unique taste that is very favorably compared to the sun-grown Sencha grade of teas. MATCHA TEA Matcha is a finely-ground green tea powder, made using the finest Tencha tea leaves. These rare leaves are...

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Green Vanilla Decaffeinated Tea, a pleasure to taste.

Posted by Gaynor Birkhead on

Green Vanilla Decaffeinated Tea, a pleasure to taste.

Green Vanilla Decaffeinated Tea, a pleasure to taste. Gently decaffeinated China green Sencha tea, with a hint of Bourbon vanilla; takes your senses to a more serene place. The natural flavouring and aroma is heaven in a cup. Surprisingly invigorating for a caffeine free drink, yet leaving a mellow sense of well being; as if all could be right with the world (for a moment anyway) What a taste; what an aroma; seriously delicious and smooth as silk, for lovers of vanilla (which I am) this is an absolute must, and even if you are not a usual decaf enthusiast...

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