Sencha (Japanese for "steamed tea") is a style of green tea. While most Asian teas are lightly roasted after harvest, sencha is steamed, preserving the green color and fresh flavor of the tea leaves.
The Hosen grade of sencha is sweet, grassy, and packed with umami (savory) flavor. Suitable for drinking on its own or pairing with light foods, such as fish and vegetables.
Located in the historic center of Kyoto, Ippodo Tea Co. has been blending tea for nearly three centuries. The small, family-owned business sources tea leaves from small farms in the surrounding Kyoto area. This region produces the highest quality tea in Japan, thanks to its mild, humid climate and mineral-rich soil.