Sencha is the principal exported Japanese tea and is offered in a wide range of qualities. Low grades have coarse, yellow-green leaves and often produce a grassy, somewhat bitter tea. Higher qualities by comparison have elegant, flat, dark-green leaves yielding a fragrant, aromatic cup with a refreshing flavor.
Recommendations: Use 1 level tsp. per 6 oz. cup; heat fresh, cold water until steam rises (180° F); let steep for 1-2 min. 2oz makes 20-25 cups of tea.
Health Benefits: In traditional Chinese and Indian medicine, practitioners have used green tea as a stimulant, diuretic, digestion aid and astringent. Studies show that green tea has the ability to regulate blood glucose, density and lower risk heart disease. It is a rich source of the polyphenol EGCG, shown to provide protection against cancer, particularly colon, lung and skin cancers.
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