Sencha Green Tea is a Japanese traditional green tea with tightly rolled, needle-shaped leaves picked in early spring after the leaves have developed their balance of sweetness and astringency. The tea has a bright color, and a clean finish, with a taste somewhat reminiscent of seaweed. Sencha differs in character from most Chinese-style green teas not only with its sleek dark green appearance, but its higher green notes compared to nuttier, vegetal notes. We love this very soothing green tea. Serve hot or iced.