Sencha Green Tea Organic
Organic & Fairly Traded Chinese Sencha Green Tea (Camillia Sinensis)
This tea is roduced by a committed network of 9 small-scale organic producers farming the 31 hectare Yin Quan Tea Garden, in Jiangxi province, a region famous for porcelain and high quality tea. The tea garden has been organic since 2009, and subsequently gained its Fairtrade certification.
Attention to detail is what makes this supplier stand out. They meticulously plan the tea growing ensuring that they get the best quality from the leaf, and use a mix of skilled labour and machine harvesting to tend to the crops. The flavour is exceptional, in part due to the research and development undertaken at the estate to refine the leaf and processing. The volcanic soil also contributes to the end flavour profile of the leaf. The leaves of Sencha are steamed and then rolled flat, giving them their characteristic shape.
Vegetable, slightly astringent with a hint of honeysuckle.