Medium-bodied with a rounded finish, Brightness...
Medium-bodied with a rounded finish, Brightness offers a subtle umami taste with underlying flavor notes of avocado and apricot. Pale yellow in colour it has flowery aroma with gentle tones of elderberry. Shaded from the sun and harvested in summer, Brightness is one of the smoothest senchas.
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Sencha (煎茶), which means `brewing tea´ is the most popular type of tea in Japan and is unique in its distinctive emerald green colour. In fact 80% of all green tea produced in Japan is considered Sencha. After being picked the Sencha leaves are immediately steamed for about 40 to 50 seconds to stop them from oxidising. This step is followed up by several rolling processes (rough rolling,-strong rolling, middle rolling, and finally fine rolling) carried out by man-operated machines. These imitate the hand rolling process from earlier times and transform the leaves into evenly formed shapes.
Traditionally the cultivation of Sencha is divided into three harvesting periods. The first leaves that are picked from April to May are the youngest, most tender, ones and are therefore providing the best quality Sencha. In June and July is the summer harvest. The last harvest of the year is accomplished in September. Each harvest gives Sencha a unique characteristic.