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Organic Japanese Sencha - Loose Tea 90g

£7.55
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Ingredients: Organically grown green tea leaves

Clearspring Organic Japanese Sencha is grown in the luscious rolling hills around Kyoto and Kyushu, areas known for their ideal climatic and soil conditions, producing some of the finest tea in Japan. The tender young leaves are steamed, rolled and dried immediately after harvesting to ensure the freshness and aroma are locked in to bring you an authentic, flavourful Japanese Sencha tea experience.

Sencha teaEnjoy the perfect brew

Place 1 heaped teaspoon of tea per person in a teapot. Boil fresh water and leave to cool for a moment before pouring over the tea. Infuse for only 1-2 minutes and enjoy.

Third Generation Tea Family from Kyoto, Japan

In the hills around Kyoto, the third generation of the Nagata family use special organic methods, known as Nature Farming, to produce a range of exquisite green teas for Clearspring.

The ancient farming approach used by the Nagatas builds up soil vitality by maintaining a semi-wild environment, where the plants are not overly protected and gain nourishment from repeated applications of compost made from tea clippings and dried leaves, which together with regular mulching helps control weed growth and maintain soil moisture.

Whilst most tea farmers spray their plants with pesticides and herbicides 15-20 times a year, the Nagatas' tea bushes have a vigour that enables them to thrive without chemical inputs.

The Nagatas' yields may be lower than average but their plants have far less mould and blight. They remain productive for up to 40 years, twice as long as the typical tea bush treated with chemicals.

As well as growing tea, the Nagatas undertake the skilful blanching, drying and roasting processes to bring out the unique flavours of each individual blend.