Sencha/Matcha Loose-leaf Green Tea from Wegmans

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Sencha leaf coated with matcha, showing a powdery, bright green appearance

Feb 27th, 2013, by Alex Zorach

This tea from Wegmans supermarket is sold as "Sencha/Matcha Green Tea", and priced around $22 a pound.

This tea can also be described as matcha-infused sencha. Matcha is a powdered Japanese green tea that tends to be very expensive and high-end; sencha is a more standard type of Japanese green tea which ranges greatly in price but tends to be much less expensive.

This is one of two matcha-infused loose-leaf teas sold by Wegmans, the other being the genmaimatcha. I personally find these teas to be a bit of a gimmick, and annoying to brew well. I'd prefer to drink either straight sencha or straight matcha.