Chiran Sencha powder

€8,50 / 50g

Chiran Sencha Powder

Description: Chiran Sencha Powder is a finely ground green tea made from a blend of tea leaves harvested in Chiran, located in Kagoshima Prefecture. This particular sencha is derived from the second harvest, providing a consistent flavor profile with pleasant, light tart notes in the aftertaste. The powder form makes it versatile and convenient for various preparation methods.

Origin: Chiran, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
Harvest: Second Harvest

Flavor Profile:

  • Taste: Consistent leaf flavor with pleasant, light tart notes in the aftertaste

What is Chiran Sencha

Chiran Sencha is a type of Japanese green tea produced in Chiran, a region known for its favorable climate and rich volcanic soil, ideal for cultivating high-quality tea. Unlike matcha, which is made from shade-grown leaves, sencha is made from sun-grown leaves that are steamed, rolled, and dried. The second harvest, or "nibancha," typically offers a slightly different flavor profile compared to the first harvest, with a more mature taste and nuanced characteristics.

Methods of Preparation

  1. Traditional Brewing Method:

    • Amount of Powder: Use 1 gram of Chiran sencha powder (approx. 1/2 teaspoon).
    • Water: Use 100 ml (3.4 ounces) of water.
    • Water Temperature: 70-80°C (158-176°F).
    • Brewing Instructions:
      1. Preheat the Teapot and Cups: Pour hot water into the teapot and cups to preheat them, then discard the water.
      2. Add Sencha Powder: Place 1 gram of sencha powder into the teapot or directly into a cup.
      3. Add Water: Pour 100 ml of water heated to 70-80°C over the sencha powder.
      4. Stir: Stir well to ensure the powder is fully dissolved.
      5. Serve and Enjoy: Pour the tea into cups and enjoy the consistent leaf flavor with light tart notes.
  2. Cold Brew Method:

    • Amount of Powder: Use 2 grams of Chiran sencha powder (approx. 1 teaspoon).
    • Water: Use 200 ml (6.8 ounces) of cold water.
    • Brewing Instructions:
      1. Add Sencha Powder: Place 2 grams of sencha powder into a bottle or large container.
      2. Add Water: Pour 200 ml of cold water over the sencha powder.
      3. Shake or Stir: Shake the bottle well or stir the container until the powder is fully dissolved.
      4. Refrigerate: Place the container in the refrigerator and let it sit for 1-2 hours.
      5. Serve and Enjoy: Shake or stir again before serving over ice. Enjoy a refreshing cold brew with subtle tart notes.
  3. Latte Preparation:

    • Amount of Powder: Use 1 gram of Chiran sencha powder (approx. 1/2 teaspoon).
    • Water: Use 50 ml (1.7 ounces) of hot water.
    • Milk: Use 150 ml (5 ounces) of milk (dairy or plant-based).
    • Water Temperature: 70-80°C (158-176°F).
    • Brewing Instructions:
      1. Dissolve the Powder: Place 1 gram of sencha powder into a cup and add 50 ml of hot water. Stir well to dissolve the powder.
      2. Heat the Milk: Heat 150 ml of milk until warm (do not boil).
      3. Combine: Pour the warmed milk into the cup with the dissolved sencha.
      4. Sweeten (Optional): Add sweetener like honey or sugar to taste.
      5. Serve and Enjoy: Stir well and enjoy a creamy sencha latte with a light tart finish.

Chiran Sencha Powder from Kagoshima offers an interesting tea experience, whether enjoyed hot, cold, or as a latte. Its consistent leaf flavor and pleasant light tart notes make it a refreshing and enjoyable choice for any tea lover.