To create our delicious new Blended Sencha Premium, we blended together the tea leaves of Sencha and Gyokuro. Blended Sencha Premium is sweeter than basic Sencha, characteristic of Gyokuro. But, it has a more refreshing aroma than Gyokuro, characteristic of Sencha. When brewed, this tea is a noble shade of green like Gyokuro. (For more information concerning Blended Sencha, please read 'What is Blended Sencha' page by clicking here.)
There are some cardinal rules in blending tea leaves in order to influence the blended flavor. For example, it does not work well to blend tea leaves grown in full sunlight and tea leaves grown in shade. So, we blended Sencha grown in shade for 5 to 7 days before harvest with Gyokuro. In order to create the refreshing aroma of Sencha, these tea leaves are grown in shade for 5 to 7 days, whereas Gyokuro is grown in shade for 20 to 30 days.
This tea is a special blend of four breeds of green tea: Kanayamidori, Sayamakaori, Yabukita, and Okumidori. Kanayamidori and Sayamakaori are remarkable for their deep sweet and mellow taste. Yabukita has an excellent refreshing aroma.
If you would like Sencha with an especially mellow taste, you should try Blended Sencha Premium. We are certain you will enjoy it!
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