Sencha is a Japanese green tea produced by steaming the leaves to halt the oxidation process. The leaves are then rolled, shaped, and dried in contrast to Chinese green teas which are pan-fired to stop the leaves from oxidizing before drying.
The Meiryoku cultivar is a cross between the famous Yabukita and the very hard to find Yamatomidori variety. This Sencha is pure Meiryoku (many suppliers blend the tea cultivars) which has a salty-sweet porridge taste underneath that rich broth and fresh green umami flavor.
Fresh, Cream, Vegetal
~Brew with a water temperature of 160-170°F (71-76°C) for 60 seconds
~It is common to rebrew a sencha multiple times
~Increase steepings by 10 seconds for each additional infusion