In Japan, often in summer, tea is enjoyed in the form of “Mizudashi Sencha”, or “Cold Brew Sencha”. When brewed with cold water, the result is a drink with an extremely strong umami taste with lesser caffeine and catechin. The reason for this is because the tea leaves’ amino acids are more easily extracted, while catechin, which is responsible for biterness, is not. This makes the drink not only tasty but beneficial for your health by improving your immunity!
You can also enjoy sencha as a hot drink. Each purchase comes in a resealable pack.
How to enjoy this product as a hot drink:
First Brew – Sencha
- Fill your teapot with two teaspoons (5g) of sencha
- Pour boiling water into a cooling cup. You may use your teacup to cool the water. When the water is approximately 60°C to 65°C , gently pour 60ml into your teapot.
- Wait for the tea to steep for 1 min.
- With a tea strainer placed over your teacup, pour the brewed tea in. Ensure the tea is poured till the last drop.
- When finished, gently tap the teapot to evenly disperse the tea leaves. This allows the leaves to cool in preparation for the next brew.
Second Brew – Sencha
- You will require 70ml of water at 80°C. Once the water is ready, pour it into the teapot.
- You do not have to wait for the tea to steep. Pour the brewed tea immediately into your teacup. Gently tap the teapot to evenly disperse the tea leaves.
Third Brew – Sencha
- Bring a fresh pot of water to boil.
- Once the water has boiled, immediately pour 70ml into your teapot. You do not have to wait for the tea to steep. Pour the brewed tea immediately into your teacup.
How to enjoy this product as a cold drink:
1. Place approximately 10g of tea leaves into an infuser.
2. Add one litre of soft water.
3. Let the brew steep overnight, preferably in the refrigerator, for approximately 12 hours.
4. Before drinking, shake or stir the tea leaves up a bit to release more flavour and colour. You can also add ice if desired. Enjoy!