Premium green tea and matcha
shipped to you directly from Japan!
Our sencha, gyokuro and matcha teas are grown in Uji which is famous in Japan for producing the highest quality green tea. Our organic teas are from Southern Japan.
We ship directly from Japan so you can order fresh teas!
Gyokuro is specially cultivated to yield a tea that is famous for its rich flavor. Gyokuro tea plants are grown in the shade for approximately three weeks before harvesting begins. Shading direct sunlight in this way reduces leaf photoshynthesis which alters the proportions of flavonols, amino acids, sugars and other substances that provide tea aroma and taste..
Teas in Japan are harvested 2 to 3 times a year. The highest quality teas come from the first harvest in the spring. They taste better and contain more polyphenols and vitamins than second-harvest teas.
After harvesting the teas are wrapped and placed in cold storage. This keeps the teas fresh for a full year and is why it is important to order teas shipped directly from Japan.
We order fresh teas once a week. We keep a one week supply on hand so we can ship your order within one business day.
Teas vary greatly in quality. Even within first-harvest teas there are different grades of tea. Only the highest quality teas are included in our catalogue. From the beginning quality has been our top priority.
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