The Charm of Mizudashi Sencha

The Charm of Mizudashi Sencha

Hello everyone,

I'm Keko from the online staff.

With the arrival of June, the daily temperatures are gradually rising. How is everyone doing?

One of the pleasures for us who love Japanese tea in this season approaching summer is "mizudashi sencha" (cold brew sencha).

Today, I would like to introduce the charm of mizudashi sencha, which is perfect for this time of year, and how to brew it deliciously.


 The Charm of Mizudashi Sencha

Mizudashi sencha is brewed with cold water, as the name suggests. It features a mellow sweetness and refreshing flavor that is different from hot tea.

Because the water temperature is low, the bitterness and astringency of the tea leaves are suppressed, resulting in a very smooth taste. Therefore, it is recommended for people who are not fond of tea or for small children.

Additionally, as a cold beverage, it has a refreshing effect perfect for hot summers.

How to Brew Delicious Mizudashi Sencha
There are a few key points to brewing delicious mizudashi sencha. Here is a simple procedure to try:

- Tea leaves: 10-15g
- Water: 1 liter


1. Prepare the Tea Leaves: Put the tea leaves in a cold water pot or a bottle.
2. Combine Water and Tea Leaves**: Pour water over the tea leaves.
3. Extract in the Refrigerator: Cover and let it steep in the refrigerator for about 3-6 hours. Longer extraction will draw out a deeper flavor.
4. Finishing: After the time has passed, strain the tea leaves using a tea strainer, and it’s ready to drink. You can also add ice to make it even colder and more refreshing.

 Enjoying Variations
Mizudashi sencha is delicious on its own, but you can enjoy it even more with some variations. For example, adding mint or lemon slices can enhance the refreshing aroma, or floating fruit pieces can make it visually appealing and give it a fruity flavor.

In the coming season, mizudashi sencha will bring a refreshing moment to our lives. Please try it at home. I hope your mizudashi sencha life will be rich and enjoyable!

See you next time!



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