Sencha is a steamed green tea from the Shizuoka prefecture of Japan, harvested in the early summer (the second flush). It produces a rich, brothy texture, with a clean, very refreshing green aroma. The cup develops a sweet flavor reminiscent of tender steamed veggies and fresh seaweed, with a rounded finish that coats the palate at the end. Our Sencha Overture has a classic sencha flavor, perfect for fans of all things 'green.'
Green Tea | Moderate caffeine | Steep at 165° for 2-3 minutes.
Our teabags contain the same high-quality tea as our loose-tea offerings. Their pyramid shape gives the leaves plenty of room to unfurl and infuse, placing more flavor in each cup. Enjoy the superior flavor of gourmet tea with the convenience of a disposable bag.
15 full leaf pyramids
An overture is an instrumental opening for shows like ballets, operas, and musicals. Starting in the 17th century, they carried all the way through to the popular movie musicals of the 1950s and beyond. While some overtures are composed as stand-alone pieces, they can also be used to introduce themes, melodies, or dramatic elements of the piece that will follow. Such is the case with our Sencha Overture. Take a sip, and you'll have a delicious preview of all the good things to come.
Raw Honey for Green Teas
Soft floral notes of this raw honey pair deliciously with the lively, fresh character of green and white teas.
honey for green tea
Part of teas of Japan sampler
Explore a variety of teas with our popular sampler set.
Four teas included are:
genmai cha, hojicha, kukicha, sencha overture
teas of Japan
will make 40 cups
Questions and Answers
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Is single-serve considered 8 oz? I use the Breville and the min is 16oz.
Asked by Barbara Kimmel
on February 3rd, 2020
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