Getting started with sencha
Maybe you're a fan of other green teas (matcha, perhaps?). You've heard of sencha, the most popular type of tea in Japan, and maybe you have even tried brewing it yourself, to mixed results. Here is a simple introduction (or reintroduction) to the beauty of sencha.
Sencha is the representative green tea in Japan. Why is it popular? Sencha is a tea with a balance of different flavors that are both refreshing and warming. Sencha's bitter flavors are what give it that crisp, refreshing character. Those flavors are balanced by a savory deliciousness, also called umami. Finally, sencha has a delightful aroma reminiscent of a cool fall breeze blowing through a field of tall grass.