Zencha Green Tea Blend is made with Japanese sencha, spearmint, lemongrass, lemon myrtle, and lemon verbena. All of these ingredients are blended together with one thought in mind. Focus and stay grounded.
We chose Japanese sencha as the base for this green tea blend as it has been noted in studies to stimulate cognition by keeping your mind sharp and improve focus. Sencha also provides a sweeter experience than many of the Chinese teas. Peppermint provides a nice zip to the blend and some research reports that it may be helpful as a stress reducer. The lemongrass, lemon myrtle, and lemon verbena will not only offer a soothing lemony aroma and flavor to the blend, but all have reported research in the areas of a reduction of stress, anxiety, and sleep.
As you know, we only recommend our teas for the sensory enjoyment that they provide. But if the reported research is true, there may be added benefits.
The taste profile of Zencha is a very even balance between sencha, peppermint, and lemony flavors- none of them overpowering the other. In order to achieve this balance, we brew it a bit hotter and longer than we would a straight sencha. For this reason, we recommend 185℉ for 3-5 minutes.