Japan

Japan mainly produces green teas. Teas are classified in Japan according to their style (Sencha, Gyokuro, Kabusecha, Kukicha, Kamairicha, Bancha, Genmaicha, etc.).

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Genmaicha Organic

Genmaicha is a traditional Japanese blend of green tea leaves and grilled rice.

Genmaicha Organic (Tea Box)

Usually produced from fall harvests before the cold season, its humble origins stretch back in to Japanese history. Always popular in the winter for its warm, comforting aromas and its low level of caffeine, it suits any tea time perfectly.

Bancha Shizuoka

A flat-leaf Japanese green tea from the region of Shizuoka. Contains very little caffeine. Gives a sweet liquor with very little astrincency.

Genmaicha with Matcha & Sencha Organic

Genmaicha is a traditional Japanese blend of green tea leaves and grilled rice.

Hojicha Isagawa Organic

A well balanced blend of leaves and stems roasted to its characteristic ochre colour.

Sencha Nagashima Organic (box of 10 in individual envelope)

Our selection of tea bags contains the same teas that we offer loose leaf in our catalogue.  The pyramid form liberates the leaves' rich flavours revealing the freshness of the tea. Each box contains 10 teabags of 2.5 grams.

Kukicha Organic

Enjoyable Japanese green tea made with a mixture of twigs and leaves of Sencha.

Yakushima Organic

Japan is not well known for its black teas. It took us five years of research (and tastings) to find a decent representative of this unusual tea style with a true sense of identity.

Sencha Nagashima Organic

This Sencha green tea is a must in our selection, and also one of our best sellers.

Produced by the Morishita brothers at Isagawa tea farming cooperative in Shizuoka, it sets high the Japanese standards for highly drinkable, daily type green teas. 

Lively in taste and showcasing the intense herbal aromas expected from this tea family, this tea also boasts distinct fruity notes as its signature style. A warm, nutty finish rounds up its very complete profile.

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Kabusecha Miyazaki

A great find this spring, a Kabusecha style green tea from the Miyazaki region. 

Sencha Nagashima Organic (Tea Box)

Produced by the Morishita brothers at Isagawa tea farming cooperative in Shizuoka, it sets high the Japanese standards for highly drinkable, daily type green teas.

This tea pack contains our Sencha Nagashima Organic , vacuum sealed to retain freshness and to assure authenticity. 

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Sencha Koshun Organic

This Sencha from Shizuoka region comes from a rare cultivar called Koshun and is known for its intense floral bouquet.

Sencha Mobata

Made in the traditional style of Shizuoka (Japan), this Sencha is one of our best sellers, year after year. 

Previously tended by the late M. Sugiyama, the family gardens are now under the supervision of his wife and son who proudly carry on the passion for the craft. 

Brisk and bold, this tea carries in the mouth a strong vegetal taste with a slight bitterness and a pleasant floral finish, it is an excellent daily companion.

Matcha Sora (40g tin)

Rich with the knowledge of 16 generations of tea producers, Mr Marukyu offers us this amazingly accessible and addictive matcha.

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Gyokuro Shizuoka Organic

The Okabe farmers cooperative offers us this Gyokuro produced following the covered method of cultivation giving it its characteristic taste from shade.

Gyokuro Shizuoka Organic (Tea Box)

The soft green liquor is sweet, full, and imbued with intense hints of green vegetable (spinach) and berries.

This tea pack contains our Gyokuro Shizuoka Organic, vacuum sealed to retain freshness and to assure authenticity. 

On the outside, the certified FSC (environmentally friendly sources) cardboard box is covered with all the information you need on the tea's origin, the producer profile, a taste description plus the tea's levels of antioxidants and caffeine.

Our tea packs contain a selection from our bestselling teas. 

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Sencha Asanoka

From the rare Asanoka cultivar, this sencha was produced by M. Shusaku Oishi, in Miyazaki Prefecture on the warm island of Kyushu in Southern Japan.

Kabusecha Takamado

Grown and processed in the region of Uji in Japan, this "shade-tea" is of great finesse. Shade structures which block up to 70% of the light are placed over the tea plants two weeks before harvest in order to soften the leaves and increase the chlorophyll concentration.

Kamairicha Organic

From an organic culture on Kyushu Island, this tea is produced by pan-fried method (kamairi), instead of the conventional Japanese method of steaming. This style of transformation gives a particular balance between bitterness and sweetness, exempt from the typical astringency found in Sencha style teas. 

Matcha Taiki Organic (40g bag)

This finely milled green tea, produced by Mr. Tsutsumi and his team comes from Mie Prefecture.

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Sencha Miyashita

Description available soon.

Matcha Uji

A delicious Matcha with an excellent quality / price ratio brought to us by the Osafumi brothers, second generation producers.

Nadeshiko organic

This innovation from Japan features a tea from a controlled fermentation with an assorted mix of fine khaki leaves. Its dark red liqueur is rich and full, with powerful aromas of dried fruit, bark and roasted cereal. Hints of spices (vanilla) and sugar embellish the flavours of this surprising (and difficult to classify) tea: Pu er or black tea ?!

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Spring 2020 Tasting Kit: Japan

Selection of 3 teas from Japan.

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Sencha Sakamoto

This small batch of Sencha is a special lot from a section of M. Sakamoto’s garden where Koshun cultivar is grown rather than the traditional Yabukita.

Matcha Sora (100g bag)

Rich with the knowledge of 16 generations of tea producers, Mr Marukyu offers us this amazingly accessible and addictive matcha.

Matcha Okumidori organic (30g tin)

Brisk and fresh in taste, this matcha comes from a certified organic garden in Kirishima, Kyushu Island (South of Japan).

Matcha Fuka Midori

This fine bright green powder offers, when whisked, a gastronomic character with notes of cocoa and almond milk.

Matcha Sendo

Our Matcha Sendo is a blend of two classic cultivars, assembled with the talents of M. Koyama, reputed artisan in Uji. 

Genmaicha organic (Bag of 50 teabags)

Now offered in individual teabags, our organic Genmaicha contains the same Japanese green tea leaves as our loose leaf Genmaicha.

Sencha Nagashima Organic (Bag of 50 Teabags)

Our selection of tea bags contains the same teas that we offer loose leaf in our catalogue.  The pyramid form liberates the leaves' rich flavours revealing the freshness of the tea.  Each pack contains 12 bags.

Gyokuro Shuin

This multi award-winning Gyokuro is very representative of shade teas from the Uji region.

Sencha Nagashima Organic (box of 50 teabags in individual envelope)

Our selection of tea bags contains the same teas that we offer loose leaf in our catalogue.  The pyramid form liberates the leaves' rich flavours revealing the freshness of the tea. Each box contains 10 teabags of 2.5 grams.

Matcha Choan

Our highest grade of ceremonial Matcha. Produced with such finesse it feels like 'drinking silk'. From a blend of three different cultivars expertly chosen and assembled by M. Koyama, its balance is very close to perfection.

Grand cru

Gyokuro Tamahomare

Three weeks before hand harvesting, shade structures which filter out up to 90% of sunlight are placed over the tea to develop what is commonly called in Japan "the taste of the shadows. The result is a tea weak in tannins, highly complex and aromatic.

Matcha Sora

Rich with the knowledge of 16 generations of tea producers, Mr Marukyu offers us this amazingly accessible and addictive matcha.

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