Japanese Tea Menu at the Tea House in San Francisco
Aggiornamento: 17 set 2019
Do you love green teas? This is the perfect tea menu to pair with your food or to choose from when you are confused and you do not now the differences between green teas from Japan. In few words it explains the characteristics of Sencha, Genmaicha, Hojicha, Jasmine, Iced Green and Matcha.
Sencha is a Japanese green tea prepared by steaming its leaves and rolling them into their signature needle-like shape. It is characterized by a distinctly bright, sweet aroma and flavor.
Genmaicha is a green tea blended with toasted brown rice. It is sometimes referred to as "popcorn tea" because when some of the rice grains pop during the roasting process, they resemble popcorn. Genmaicha has a fresh, intense aroma and savory, nutty flavor.
Hojicha originated n Kyoto and is distinguished from other Japanese teas because it is roasted in a porcelain pot over charcoal, whereas, others are typically steamed. Hojicha has a earthy, nutty, slightly smoky flavor.
Jasmine Tea is a green tea scented with jasmine flowers and boats a slightly sweet flavor. Jasmine tea originated in China but is now enjoyed by tea lovers throughout the world.
Iced Green Tea combines the bright, sweet taste of Senche with the deeper, more complex flavor of Matcha to produce a rich refreshing chilled blend.
Matcha is a finely milled or powdered green tea that is the only form of tea served in tea ceremonies. Its high quality and distinctive taste make for a special treat enjoyed in small quantities, much like a shot of espresso. To balance Matcha's more intense flavor, it is customarily served with popular confections or wagashi.