Sencha makes up he largest portion of Japan's tea production and, unlike Matcha and Gyokuro, is grown in full sunlight. Sencha is steam treated, sealing in the flavor and stopping oxidation. The leaves are dark green and shaped like needles. The deeper the green of the leaves, the higher the grade.
The flavor, color, and quality of Sencha depends not only on region, but also the season in which the leaf is harvested. Leaves that are harvested late are bitter, have less aroma, and irregularly shaped leaves. Ujido Premium Sencha is from the highest quality first harvest tea leaves from Uji, Japan.