Japan is known for its incredible varieties of green tea, characterized by their oceanic and umami flavour profiles.
Japanese teas require a variety of steeping times and water temperatures. Treat them with care!
Sencha has a buttery, lightly astringent flavour and a bright jade colour that is a joy to drink. Steep this one in 75° water for 1 minute.
While most Japanese teas are steamed, Houjicha refers to tea that has been roasted in a porcelain pot over charcoal. The result is a warm reddish liquor that is low in astringency and caffeine, making this a perfect cup to sip in the evening. This tea tastes best steeped in 90° water for 30-60 seconds.