Tuesday, November 16, 2010



Sencha is the most popular green tea in Japan. 

When I'm in the mood for green tea, I generally reach for my Sencha tea.

Maeda-en Sencha Green Tea

I first started buying Sencha tea in Paris at a fancy tea purveyor.  A few years later while visiting Oto's, a Sacramento Japanese grocery store, I decided to buy green tea there.  Overwhelmed with all their green tea choices in the market, I selected the package of Sencha tea from Maeda-en.  I've been buying their Sencha tea ever since. 

Maeda-en's Sencha makes a splendid cup.  In the winter I drink it hot.  In the summer I drink it iced.

Japanese Green Teas

My friends often wonder how I know so much about tea.  I'm certainly not a tea expert but a tea drinker who is always ready to try different teas.  Trying different teas from all over the world is a wonderful way to learn about tea and develop a tea palette.

There is a lot more for me to explore and learn in the world of Japanese teas.  I'm ready for the tea journey!

(In the photos:  Vintage 1982 House of Katayama,  Tea Pot from Japan.) 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

very nice photos!