It’s tea time at Sakura Hibachi & Sushi
At Sakura Hibachi & Sushi you can enjoy the benefits of Japanese green tea in a great ambient right here in Denver. The Japanese green tea is made from the Yabukita cultivar -75% of the Japanese tea fields- the camellia sinensis plant.
Types of Japanese teas
Japan was first introduced to tea by the Chinese in the 700s, and tea has been a huge part of Japanese culture ever since. There are many types of tea varieties. Mainly, Japanese green teas are categorized by the age of the leaves: young leaves are called sench and the more mature larger leaves are called bancha. Types of tea are commonly graded depending on the quality and the parts of the plant used as well as how they are processed. There are three main types of Japanese green tea prepared by infusion: sencha, gyokuro and bancha.
Sencha “decocted tea” is the traditional and most common steamed green tea of Japan. The name describes the method for preparing the beverage, which is made into the green tea beverage by infusing the processed whole tea leaves in hot water. Contrary to matcha, powdered Japanese green tea, in which case the green tea powder is mixed with hot water and therefore the leaf itself is included in the beverage.
Gyokuro “jade dew” differs from the standard sencha (a classic unshaded green tea) in being grown under the shade rather than the full sun. It is produced in fields that are shaded starting in mid-April. After the buds are picked, they are steamed, dried and kneaded. Gyokuro is the highest grade of Japanese tea available and is characterized by its fine green color, rich aroma and mellow sweet flavor.
Bancha “coarse tea” is harvested from the second flush of sencha between summer and autumn. For this reason it’s considered a lower grade green tea. Nevertheless, Bancha leaves have the same chemical components of gyokuro (the highest grade of Japanese tea), but the proportion is a little different. Although all other factors being are equal to bancha it has less caffeine and amino-acids but a higher catechin content than gyokuro.
From traditional sencha tea to a twist Green Tea Tempura Fried Ice Cream
At Sakura Hibachi & Sushi you can enjoy Japanese teas from traditional sencha tea to an awesome Green Tea Tempura Fried Ice Cream. We offer you a flavorful explosion of tastes, dessert or just tea:
- Green Tea Tempura Fried Ice Cream
- Green Tea Ice Cream
- Genmaicha: A sencha green tea combined with toasted and popped brown rice
- Organic Spring Jasmine: Savor the aroma of intoxicating Arabian jasmine blossoms that scent these smooth organic China green tea leaves
While you enjoy your refreshing tea, live the experience in an entertaining environment
Sakura Hibachi & Sushi invites you to experience a night of delicious food and drinks in a great atmosphere. Come with your family and friends; our sou-chefs do a fantastic job of creating beautiful food before your eyes. Enjoy great Japanese food in Littleton Colorado. This location was opened in 2012 to bring great hibachi and sushi to south Denver. Let our chef entertain you on your birthday, for a special event, or just for a great dinner! We offer daily specials so be sure to check out our happy hour menu. Conveniently located off of Wadsworth Blvd. Sakura is on the edge of Littleton close to Lakewood. If you are in the Denver area come to our restaurant and experience authentic, traditional Japanese cuisine.
We look forward to serving you!