Sencha Green Tea

Sencha is the most popular tea in Japan. It is a type of green tea that has been steamed to stop the further oxidation process, then the tea leaves are rolled and dried. The initial steaming process differs from the Chinese tea making process, which are in general pan-fired. Sencha is made from Yabukita cultivar, the most common tea plant cultivar grown in Japan and tea leaves are usually exposed to direct sunlight, except for Kabusecha, a type of Sencha which has been shaded like Gyokuro or Matcha.