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.)