Shizuoka is the tea source for Japanese Emperors’ Tea. Shizuoka Sencha Green Tea is a long-steamed (two times longer) green tea, giving it a deeper color and producing a fuller flavor.
Tea was introduced to Japan about 1000 years ago from China. Today there are mainly 24 ways of tea ceremony in Japan. Most of their leaders go back to China to have a ceremony considering China as the source and ancestors of the tea and the Dao of Tea. After the introduction of tea and tea culture from China, Japaese try to keep the original form and developed into 24 branches with slightly difference. The most representative Japaese tea is Shizuoka tea. Tea was first imported from China by monks to Shizuoka, Japan, and then throughout flourishly. Shizuoka tea is synonymous to Japaese Tea, since Shizuoka teais the most famous in Japan, with yield and quality both being the first. And it is the tea garden for the Royal family of Japan.
In order to suppress bitterness of the green tea, the Shizuoka steaming green tea use the steam producing process with twice lengthened time. In a cup of this green tea, the taste is mild. It is an convenient and tasty drink. Shizuoka tea controls the steaming heat in the manufacturing process to control its oxidase process and save the maximum extent fresh green tea catechin content.
Lowering blood cholesterol, prevent tooth insect, anti-influenza effect, inhibiting increased blood pressure, inhibition of blood sugar rises,anti-bacterial effect are the claimed benefits of this tea. Also it contains a variety of vitamins, help making your skin more elastic. For people who like to try classical Chinese flavor and those who like Japanese tea, this is a good choice.
Drink the tea in between meals.Place 1-1.5 teaspoons of tea in the cup, steep for 2 mins at T: 180F (80C)and then taste. Add more for a stronger flavor.
Three times brewing.
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