The most popular tea in Japan, Sencha is known for it's unique emerald color and vegetal, grassy taste. 80% of all green tea produced in Japan is considered Sencha and it means "brewing tea" in Japanese (煎茶). After picking, the leaves are steamed to prevent them from oxidizing, then rolled several times (rough rolling, strong rolling, middle rolling, and fine rolling) to transform the leaves in that beautiful needle shape typical of Japanese tea.