The benefits which arrive from drinking Sencha tea come from the antioxidants, flavonoids and polyphenols that are naturally occurring in the camellia sinensis plant. This versatile plant is where Sencha and all the other kinds of green tea are produced from.
Sencha is a type of green tea made in Japan in which the leaves are not ground. After being picked, the sencha green tea leaves are steamed for between 15 to 45 seconds to prevent oxidization. The leaves are then rolled and shaped into cylinders, and dried. After this step, the sencha tea leaves are then fired to help in their preservation and to add flavor.
Sencha tea has a distinctive grassy and vegetal taste and flavor and this is thought to be due to the initial steaming process that the leaves undergo. Sencha tea also has a vividly bright green color when infused. It also is a bit more bitter and astringent than the typical Chinese tea. Sencha tea contains caffeine.
Sencha tea is among the most common types of green tea drank in Japan . It is highly recommended as an accompaniment for meditation and concentration as it is said to impart a calming state to the mind.
To make sencha tea, simply place 1½ teaspoons of the sencha tea leaves in a kettle that is half-filled with newly-boiled water. Let the mix steep and soak for 3 minutes (steeping for more than 3 minutes results in a bitter-tasting tea). Discard the leaves and enjoy the drink.
Below are a few health benefits given by Sencha tea:
- Perceived to help with atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.
- Might be helpful in the prevention of strokes.
- Believed to help prevention of cancers and the reduction of tumors.
- Thought to be an immune system enchancer
- Claimed to assist in the treatment of diabetes.
- Could aid attempts at losing weight.
- Used to help in repairing skin damage.
- May aid the fighting against tooth decay.
- Said to help clear the mind and usher in conditions that are conducive for concentration.