Sencha is one of Japan’s most popular teas – and one of ours too! It has a mild flavour and is rich in vitamin C. Fukujyu is a superior grade of this tea. All the other natural compounds present also remain in this extremely healthy tea which is grown in the shade prior to picking. This makes the tea low in tannin and therefore very smooth. In Japan the tea buds begin growing in April and this tea is picked early, whilst other teas are picked nearer maturity in July. Immediately after they are plucked they are steamed, rolled and then fired until they resemble green needles. They make a splendid tea with a mixture of subtle sweetness with a fresh grassy aroma. Slightly cool the boiled water before making tea with Sencha. Infuse for three minutes.