About the Nakamura Tea Brand

Iced Sencha

What Is Iced Sencha?

Iced Sencha is produced by blending (“gogumi”) the tea in such a way that the taste of the tea is optimised for cold brewing. The higher the water temperature when brewing the tea, the more drastically will bitterness and astringency overpower the sweetness and deliciousness (umami) of the tea. Cold brewing reduces the release of bitterness and astringency, but when brewn with a regular sencha, the tea may not turn out very tasty because also a raw greenish smell may be extracted, which damages the entire tasting balance. Iced Sencha is a limited edition seasonal tea, produced by using our unique blending and manufacturing methods in order to accomplish a proper balance of mellow deliciousness (umami), richness, oozing sweetness and modest bitterness/astringency by cold brewing.

Iced Sencha

How to Make Good Cups of Tea (for two)

  • Tea Leaves
    10g
  • Water Temperature
    Cold
  • Water Amount
    200ml
  • Waiting Time
    More than 10 minutes

(1) Insert 10 g (approx. 2 teaspoons) of tea leaves in the tea pot. Slowly pour 200 ml of cold water.
(2) Wait for 10 minutes. Alternately pour the tea little by little into several cups (to distribute the tea evenly). Pour until the last drop and leave the lid of the tea pot open.
To make it even better, slightly increase the amount of tea leaves used and add ice cubes.

How to Make Iced Tea: Using Regular Sencha

This method is an introduction to make iced tea suitable for hot weather by using regular Sencha.
It is very easy. All you need to do is to brew the tea a little stronger than usual and pour it into a glass full of ice; so-called “on the rocks.”
Make the tea a little too strong to drink straight as the ice will melt and slightly dilute the tea. Use a slightly larger amount of tea leaves and wait a little longer than when you would usually with hot water. This will allow you to enjoy a flavour yet different from our specific Iced Tea.

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