|STORY BEHIND THE TEA|
This Sencha was produced completely free of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. The farmer even makes sure that none of the plots of land that border the teafields use any kind of unnatural fertilizers or pesticides.
Sencha is the most famous steeped Japanese green tea. Developed in the 18th century through new influences from China in literati circles, it has become the staple in Japanese households in all its diversity. It differs mainly from Chinese greens teas during production in the step of 殺青/sassei/fixation, which here is still done in the older way of steaming the leaves. This often gives it a fresh and pleasantly grassy note. The fresh tea of the year is especially valued.