This legendary Chinese green tea needs no introduction. Its name figures in most (if not every) list of the country’s best green teas. Quite unique in style, the harvest comes from mature leaves, selected for their aromatic intensity, instead of the bud and first leaf. Though many different grades are readily available on the market, the highest grades, the Grand Crus, from this World-renown terroir, are much harder to come by. It is the first time we have such a premium grade.
Discover the highest quality teas, selected directly from the tea gardens.
This organic bancha from the Kagoshima region in southern Japan meets all the criteria for a great everyday green tea.
Harvested by hand and skilfully transformed, this Sencha green tea comes from M. Sakai’s gardens in Tenryu (western Shizuoka). Vast and picturesque, the region is home to many passionate growers and has a reputation for producing very high quality teas.
This Sencha, crafted by one of our favorite producers in Nara, is composed of a diverse mix of leaves and yellowish stems.
This multi award-winning Gyokuro is very representative of shade teas from the Uji region.
Enjoyable Japanese green tea made with a mixture of twigs and leaves of Sencha.
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.
This tea comes from the magnificent Ashikubo valley and has undergone a long drying process.
A well balanced blend of leaves and stems roasted to its characteristic ochre colour.