”This light and refreshing tea is prepared in Kyoto from the season’s first tender young leaves harvested at their peak of flavour in late spring. The leaves are briefly steam rolled and cooled by the special Japanese Sencha process. Then immediately packed to seal in their fresh taste and aroma.
The traditional Japanese practice not usually found elsewhere of steaming green tea leaves immediately after picking preserves their unique properties. This steaming sometimes referred to as the Sencha process takes place within 24 hours of harvesting and inhibits the enzyme activity that causes oxidisation enabling the tea to retain its bright emerald green leaf colour and preserving its health benefits.
Current research indicates that drinking green tea may help to prevent heart disease and strokes regulate blood sugar lower blood pressure facilitate weight loss and fight viral colds and flu. Sencha contains vitamin C and six times the antioxidant levels of black tea.”