Sencha is a very famous Japanese green tea, but it is first and foremost a steaming-based method for drying fresh leaves. Therefore, sencha can be made anywhere. FGC makes a Vietnamese Sencha tea version from fresh green leaves grown in our own tea gardens, and the product has recently become fairly popular in the market.

1. Advantages of Vietnamese sencha tea

Like every other green tea, there are many well-known benefits of sencha tea such as weight control and strengthening the immune system. In terms of taste, sencha green tea has an uplifting and refreshing taste to it. Its fruity aftertaste makes it perfect for iced tea in summer.

With all of the benefits it has and its refreshing taste, it can make for a perfect morning drink to start your day. However, as the truly original Japanese sencha price is very expensive, it can reach 10-15$ per kilo.  With the expectation of bringing sencha to more consumers at a reasonable price, recently FGC has invested and manufactured sencha in our own factory.

FGC’s tea processing factory in Phu Tho province
FGC’s tea processing factory in Phu Tho province

FGC uses fresh tea leaves from its tea gardens in the Moc Chau area, which benefits from a good climate and topography, along with self-managed processes and high-tech agricultural techniques. As a result, the tea trees are always in good health and produce fresh, green, delicate tea buds that meet the high standards of traditional Japanese sencha. As per our production policy, fresh bud tea is transported directly to the facility right after harvesting to ensure the best quality of the final sencha product after processing.

With all these advantages, FGC is proud to be one of the leading Vietnamese producers who can bring a  sencha tea closer to consumers in Vietnam as well as in overseas markets.

2. FGC’s Vietnamese sencha tea types

There are many ways people use to classify green tea sencha. It can be classified by the name of the area where sencha green tea is produced or by the harvesting season or by the amount of time for the steaming process. Traditionally, based on the steaming process, there are two different types of sencha green teas: Asamushi and Fukamushi.

  • Asamushi teas: Steamed for 30 to 60 seconds are considered traditional Japanese sencha. After brewing, the tea has a light yellow color and gives a sweet flavor.
  • Fukamushi teas: Steamed for a longer time for 60 to 120 seconds and quite a new sencha type. The tea has dark green color and a stronger flavor and tends to be more earthy than the traditional type.

At FGC we offer three main types of Vietnamese green tea sencha, made based on the Fukamushi tea production method:

Types Description
Vietnamese Premium Sencha Green Tea

Vietnamese Premium Sencha Green Tea

Made from the youngest tea leaves of the green tea plant in the spring season. This is the best quality of FGC’s sencha green tea.

Standard packing: in 500grm or 1000grm zip bag

Taste: lightly sweet

Flavour: fresh and grassy

Vietnamese Special Sencha Green Tea

Vietnamese Special Sencha Green Tea

This special sencha green tea is produced under deep steaming process using fresh green leaves from summer and autumn seasons.

Standard packing: in 500grm or 1000grm zip bag

Taste: lightly sweet

Flavour: fresh and grassy

Vietnamese Sencha  broken type

Vietnamese Sencha  broken type

 

Broken sencha green tea in tea bag type

Standard packing:

  • 2 gram filter standard tea bag or pyramid tea bag
  • 20 or 25 filter tea bags in a box

Besides that, FGC’s factory also can offer some other popular types of green tea sencha such as Genmaicha (sencha with roasted brown rice).

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3. Vietnamese sencha tea manufacturing process

People started producing sencha just about 300 years ago, which is not a long time ago compared to matcha. And the process has remained the same during the last 300 years.

Sencha production consists of 5 main steps: Growing the tea trees, harvesting, processing, blending, and packaging. But in general tea leaves for producing sencha are not withered. They are steamed to stop the oxidation process, rolled, and dried. This creates a raw or crude tea called Bracha. To become green tea sencha as we know, producers need to refine raw teas. Refining is the process of sorting and reducing moisture.

Tea harvested in Phu Tho province
Tea harvested in Phu Tho province

In FGC’s factory, conforming to the Japanese sencha production process, our Vietnamese sencha green teas are also produced under three main stages: Steaming, rolling, and drying.

The steaming process is the shortest step, just about 30 to 120 seconds but it is the most important stage, determining the quality of the final Vietnamese sencha product. This process helps to stop the oxidation inside the green tea leaves.

Rolling is the longest stage, it takes about 10-13 hours. The rolling stage is a series of similar steps. At first, it starts gently, and steps by step help to dry the extra moisture gained through the steaming process. After that, it gets stronger and stronger and dries to push total inner moisture to the surface of green tea leaves. The rolling stage also helps to break tea leaf cell walls, which is required for water to be able to extract tea components when tea leaves are brewed. Tea leaves are fashioned into elegant straight needles at the end of the rolling process.

The final step is drying. This process takes at least 30 minutes or more and it helps to lower tea leaf moisture to just about 5%. The low moisture percentage ensures that the sencha green tea can be stored and preserved at the best quality.

Appearance of Vietnamese Sencha final product
Appearance of Vietnamese Sencha final product

For the convenience of consumers, at this stage, the FGC factory will also classify the tea sizes and clean impurities mixed if any before packing the teas under strict quality control supervisors.

Together with the advantage of the best quality green tea sencha made in Vietnam at the most reasonable price, FGC offers to our business partners many other advantages which we show in the next part of this article.

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4. Advantages of service that FGC offer to partners

At FGC, supplying the best quality  Vietnamese sencha tea products and providing the best services that create benefits to customers is our first policy. Together with our professional strict quality control and management teams, OEM service is one of our strengths which we are always proud of. We can customize items to best match the demand of customers, pack sencha green tea under the customer’s private label, or our Cozy brand.

We provide a wide range of packaging solutions, including:

  •       Standard filter paper tea bag in 2grm
  •       Pyramid filter tea bag
  •       Vacuum foil bag, Plastic zip bag
  •       Plastic jar, duplex box, tin box, plastic bag
  •       Carton 10kgs, 25kgs or in a bulk paper sack, PE/PP bag

various tea packing

These various packing types help in the preservation of the aroma, green liquor, and best flavor of Vietnamese green tea sencha during long-distance shipping. Moreover, thanks to these packaging options, our customers will have more chances to market and introduce their private label products to final consumers. All these packaging materials are strictly conformable to international food safety regulations. We also vary the net weight of each packing type according to the customer’s orders.

As we mention in many other articles, designing is our other very valuable offer we can do for our customers. With a professional team of designers, we can assist customers in various options of designs for their new products or if customers want to add some changes or refresh their existing designs we also can help.

With these advantages, we believe we can provide our best services to customers, please try to taste our Vietnamese green tea sencha.

5. How to purchase Vietnamese sencha tea products

With all above mentioned benefits of Vietnamese green tea sencha, how can you purchase our tea?

Just check out our website www.vietnam-tea.com and send us an email to info@vietnam-tea.com or directly to huongmaifgc@vietnam-tea.com. We will contact you back within hours.

FGC’s Tea ordering process
FGC’s Tea ordering process

As this may be very new to customers to know about our Vietnamese green tea sencha, we will send you a set of sencha samples for your evaluation to ensure our quality before we can go to conclude an order. Then we can go to the next step to discuss packaging requirements. For green tea sencha, to keep the best aroma and green liquor and unique taste, the best packing should be in a small zip bag 500grm or 1000kgs. However, we will do the net weight as per customers’ requests.

What will be the minimum quantity order?

We accept a minimum order from hundreds of kilograms to several tons of sencha green tea. Shipment by sea or by air.

All our purchase processes are as per international standards with payment terms by TT or D/P or sight L/C.

Please feel free to contact us to try your first order of Vietnamese sencha tea made by FGC in our tea garden.

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