Sencha, Amayori

Camellia sinensis

Provenance: Japan

About: Made from the season’s first tea leaves of the camellia sinensis plant, our organic sencha is grown by small-scale farmers who lovingly grow, harvest, and prepare these beautiful, rich green leaves into some of the finest sencha tea available. 

Many of the health benefits found in green tea are derived from a group of antioxidants called polyphenols, the most notable being epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG. These antioxidants have been found to fight against numerous diseases. They reduce the formation of free radicals and fight against cell damage. This plays a huge role in maintaining the integrity of both the body and the skin as they age. Camellia sinensis also contains naturally occurring antibacterial and antiviral properties.

According to macrobiotic principles, camellia sinensis dissolves and releases animal fats from the body. From a bathing perspective, we view this as a cleansing action that is further enhanced by hot water while soaking in the bath.

We are proud to use both powdered and house-extracted sencha in our products.

Featured In: The Body Misting Essence and The Daily Transformation Soaking Salts