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Encyclopedia > Sencha
Sencha
Type: Green
Other names: Roasted Tea
Origin: Japan
Quick description: Very popular. Has a sharpness.

Over three quarters of all tea produced in Japanese tea gardens is Sencha (煎茶), a tea selected for its pleasant sharpness and fresh qualities complementing a leaf of high uniformity and rich emerald color. Historically prepared by roasting, today Sencha is steam treated before further processing with hot-air drying and finally pan-frying. Image File history File links blank picture File links The following pages link to this file: Antioquia Boyacá Cundinamarca Bolívar Department Santander Department Atlántico Magdalena Department Amazonas Department, Colombia Arauca Caquetá Casanare Cauca Cesar Chocó Córdoba Department Guainía Guaviare Huila Department Guajira Department Meta Department Nari... Green tea (绿茶) is tea that has undergone minimal oxidation during processing. ... Tea leaves in a Chinese gaiwan. ... Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park A tea garden was a place to drink tea and stroll around lawns, ponds and view statues. ...


Regions: Most regions make a number of kinds of Sencha, which are named according to the kind of processing used. Needle leaf Sencha is processed in Shizuoka and in the Yame region of Fukuoka. In other areas, including Kyushu, the comma-shaped leaf form is processed. Shizuoka (静岡市; -shi) is the capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... Yame (八女市; -shi) is a city located in Fukuoka, Japan. ... Fukuoka can refer to several locations in Japan: Fukuoka Prefecture (福岡県) Fukuoka City (福岡市) in Fukuoka Prefecture Two towns in Japan are named Fukuoka (福岡町): Fukuoka in Toyama Prefecture and Fukuoka in Gifu Prefecture. ... Kyushu region, Japan Kyushu (九州 kyÅ«shÅ«) is the third largest island of Japan and most southerly and westerly of the four main islands. ...


Popularity: Sencha is the tea most likely to be offered in a Japanese household or restaurant. The higher grades of Sencha are available outside Japan


Flavor/Aroma: However, the flavor, color and quality of Sencha varies, depending not only on origin but also season and leaf processing practices employed. Later harvests of Sencha have more astringent qualities, a more robust flavor and generally less aroma.


The earliest season Shincha (first month's sencha harvest) is available in April in the south of Japan, and prized for its high vitamin content, sweetness and superior flavor. Shincha tea represents the first years harvest of Sencha. ... For other uses, see April (disambiguation). ... Retinol (Vitamin A) Vitamins are nutrients required for essential metabolic reactions in the body [1]. Vitamins can act both as catalysts and participants in chemical reactions. ...


References


  Results from FactBites:
 
Green tea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1835 words)
kabusecha is sencha tea where the leaves have grown in the shade prior to harvest (although not for as long as Gyokuru.
Sencha harvested as a second flush tea between summer and autumn.
The leaves are larger than Sencha and the flavour is less full.
Sencha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (221 words)
Over three quarters of all tea produced in Japanese tea gardens is Sencha (煎茶), a tea selected for its pleasant sharpness and fresh qualities complementing a leaf of high uniformity and rich emerald color.
Needle leaf Sencha is processed in Shizuoka and in the Yame region of Fukuoka.
The earliest season Shincha (first month's sencha harvest) is available in April in the south of Japan, and prized for its high vitamin content, sweetness and superior flavor.
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