Embrace nature’s green elixir and enjoy a blissful cup of Sencha tea
Cherished for its smooth, light taste and the serenity each sip brings, T2’s collection of Sencha green tea is sure to be your new favourite brew. Whether you’re a seasoned tea enthusiast or a curious newcomer looking to dive into the world of Sencha, our selection is bursting with delicate and nuanced flavours that allow you to immerse yourself in the age-old ritual of savouring a moreish cuppa. From traditional, bright-green brews to blends with a delicate balance of herbal and floral notes, browse our selection online today to enjoy free delivery across Australia on all orders over $50.
What is Sencha?
Sencha is a traditional Japanese tea that has been sipped for decades by tea connoisseurs who love its flavour profile, subtle sweetness, lingering umami notes and astringent finish. In Japanese culture, Sencha green tea is often served during meals or brewed as a relaxing afternoon pick-me-up for those looking to enjoy a revitalising cuppa that uplifts their mood and reawakens their senses.
Like other flavourful brews and green tea varieties, the production of Sencha tea involves a unique and specific tea leaf cultivation, harvest and processing method, which helps prevent oxidisation while allowing the brew to develop its vibrant green hue. The process of making Sencha green tea goes a little something like this:
- Leaf cultivation — Japanese Sencha tea leaves are grown and cultivated in direct sunlight, increasing the tea leaves' chlorophyll content and affecting the flavour and appearance of the blend.
- Harvesting — The young, early buds are picked in the peak of spring, during the first flush or "Ichibancha." This initial picking yields the highest-quality Sencha with the most delicate flavour and aroma.
- Steaming and rolling — Once plucked, the processing begins with a quick steam of the fresh tea leaves. The steamed leaves are then rolled or twisted to shape them into needle-like or curly forms. This step is crucial in helping release the tea’s natural juices and aroma, enhancing its flavour profile and vegetal tasting notes.
- Drying — The rolled green Sencha tea leaves are spread out and dried to reduce moisture content and prevent spoilage.
- Sorting and gradin — Once dried, the Sencha leaves are sorted and graded based on size, quality and shape. The best quality Sencha green tea contains more tender, young leaves that deliver a superior and more robust flavour profile.
- Packing — The finished Sencha tea is packed into loose-leaf tins or tea bags — ready to be enjoyed whenever the mood strikes.
Discover T2’s fresh and fragrant range of Japanese Sencha tea
From grassy green and earthy notes to hints of subtle sweetness, T2 offers an expansive selection of Japanese Sencha tea varieties. Whether you’re new to the world of tea and looking for a delicate introductory brew or hoping to add more earthy notes to your growing collection, you’ll find the following Sencha varieties in our range:
- Chinese Sencha Tea
With emerald green tea leaves that dance in your mug’s infuser, this brew is lauded for its delicate aroma and harmonious blend of sweet and vegetal flavours. Offering a delicately astringent aftertaste that lingers on the palate without any hints of bitterness, the light and refreshing notes make it a great choice to enjoy after meals or to kickstart your day — providing a gentle energy boost without the jittery effects that come with a high caffeine content.
The calming and contemplative nature of Chinese Sencha and its strong, vegetal scent also makes it an excellent companion for moments of relaxation or meditation, helping you unwind and find tranquillity after a long day.
Whether it becomes part of your new morning ritual or you reserve your Sencha tea for an afternoon treat, its versatility allows you to savour its flavours whenever the mood strikes or the moment calls for a delicious cuppa.
- Organic Japanese Sencha Tea
With a distinct flavour profile that reflects the traditional cultivation and processing methods, our green Sencha tea delivers a clean and crisp sipping experience with a light and refreshing mouthfeel. Once steeped, this Sencha brew produces a vibrant green liquid that reflects the tea’s freshness and vitality, while the delectable aromas fill the air to soothe and calm your senses.
Upon first sip, you’ll notice a distinct grassy taste alongside a subtle umami flavour that adds depth and richness to the overall profile. Amidst the grassy and umami notes, a delicate sweetness complements the brew’s brisk and refreshing characteristics, delivering a smooth finish on the palate.
- Japanese CMG Sencha Tea
If you’re looking for a Sencha green tea with an unexpected twist, this brew’s for you! With a distinct flavour profile that’s both savoury and nutty, this satisfying blend features a combination of green tea leaves, roasted brown rice and popped rice.
Once brewed, the rice's nutty aroma complements the green tea's vegetal notes, creating the perfect balance of complex flavours. Its savoury, nutty and moreish flavour will leave you yearning for another sip as you enjoy this unique Japanese Sencha brew.
Whether you start your day with a light and refreshing cup, indulge in the late afternoon over a book or reserve this Sencha brew to accompany traditional Japanese cuisine and other light dishes, the comforting nature of CMG is unmatched.
Delve into the goodness of Sencha green tea with T2
From its humble beginnings in Japan to its widespread popularity across the globe, there’s little wonder why green Sencha tea has been a fan favourite for decades. Loved for its vibrant green hue and refreshing flavour profile, T2’s collection of Japanese Sencha tea is a cherished gift from nature with every sip. If you prefer other varieties with different tasting notes, browse our floral and herbal tea collection to find unique takes on timeless classics.
What is Sencha tea?
Sencha tea is a Japanese green tea variety known for its smooth, light and refreshing taste. With its delicate balance of savoury and vegetal notes, green Sencha undergoes a unique steaming, rolling and drying process to preserve the brew's natural green hue and strength.
How long should I brew Sencha tea?
While it depends on your preferences and the strength you enjoy, Sencha is usually brewed for one to three minutes at 80 degrees for a refreshing, non-bitter taste.
Does Sencha green tea contain caffeine?
While every Camellia Sinensis tea plant contains caffeine, green teas like Sencha contain less caffeine than black tea varieties.