Types of Japanese tea
Sencha (Green tea)
The most commonly enjoyed variety of Japanese green tea is Sencha. The freshly-picked tea leaves are steamed and then dried as they are rolled. It has a well-balanced combination of aroma, umami and bitterness.
How to brew: 6g of Sencha + 170ml of hot water (70-80℃), brew for about 30-60 seconds.
*It is important to cool down hot water to make your tea less bitter, and enhance sweetness and umami flavors!
Houjicha is roasted green tea. Because of its mildness, Houjicha is a popular tea to serve during meals or after the evening meal before going to sleep.
How to brew: 15g of Houjicha + 650ml of boiled water, brew for about 30 seconds.
*No need to cool the water as houjicha is to be enjoyed for its aroma.
Genmaicha is a blend of green tea and roasted rice. Its characteristic feature is savory aroma of roasted rice. Good combination with rice cracker, potato chips, etc.
How to brew: 15g of Genmaicha + 650ml of boiled water, brew for about 30 seconds.
*No need to cool the water as Genmaicha is to be enjoyed for its aroma.