This organic bancha from the Kagoshima region in southern Japan meets all the criteria for a great everyday green tea.
Genmaicha is a traditional Japanese blend of green tea leaves and grilled rice.
Here is a "Precious Dew" from the Shizuoka region produced from the Samidori cultivar, often used to make Gyokuro and Matcha.
This multi award-winning Gyokuro is very representative of shade teas from the Uji region.
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.
A well balanced blend of leaves and stems roasted to its characteristic ochre colour.
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.
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.
Enjoyable Japanese green tea made with a mixture of twigs and leaves of Sencha.
A colourful flowery herbal tea blending orange (marigold), purple (agastache) and dark red (amaranth) with the delicious green of the leaves of lemon balm.
Another colorful herbal tea with bright flowers to please the eye.