Delicious green tea with a lingering pecan flavour
The Sencha Pecan Pastry tea from GROSCHE is a blend of Japanese Sencha green tea, natural papaya pieces, orange flower petals and pecan nut oil. This green tea has a definite nutty character thanks to the all-natural pecan nut oil. The beautiful, unrolled green Sencha leaf resembles pine needles. You can use this tea for 2 or 3 infusions.
What is Japanese Sencha green tea?
The Hunan Province in China produces some excellent Sencha green teas. Early in the new season the tea is a bright emerald green. It has the best flavour noted by a spring fresh character with pungency and body. Because of this special character, people in Japan often use Sencha green tea for tea ceremonies that mark events of personal importance. Sencha tea is produced by steaming freshly plucked green leaf. In the next step, the leafs get rubbed either by machine or by hand for the needle-like tea leaf structure. The rubbed leaf is then pan fried or basket fired. As a result, Sencha has a distinctive glossy, almost waxy, appearance.
Health benefits of green tea
Green tea has numerous health benefits as it is very high in antioxidants. For example, green tea has been suggested to help with various cancers and protect against dementia and Alzheimer’s. It can also help to improve cholesterol levels.
How to brew green tea
The key thing to pay attention to when making green tea is the water temperature. Be sure to avoid pouring boiling water over your green tea. Boiling water can scorch the delicate leaves of a green tea. It can also over extract the tannins in the leaf and make it bitter. Because of the needle-like leaf structure we recommend teapots or cups with stainless steel infusers such as the TUSCANY or MARBELLA. When using a teapot with a glass infuser, the tea leaves could get stuck.
- 1 teaspoon | 12 oz. (350 ml)
- Steep for 2-3 minutes | 75 C/ 170 F
GROSCHE Safe Water Project
For every 100g of this tea sold, GROSCHE provides 50+ days of safe drinking water for people in need through the GROSCHE Safe Water Project. GROSCHE is a Social Enterprise and a certified B Corp, which is the highest certification for businesses that are good for the world.