Gourmet Japanese Green Tea
Established in February 2000.
The first online shop to offer premium Japanese
green tea & matcha shipped fresh from Japan!
Authentic Japanese Green Tea
There are two tea harvests every year. First-harvest teas taste better and contain more health benefits.
Only the highest-quality first-harvest teas were selected for our catalog. This commitment extends to all of our teas.
Fresh teas are packed and sent to us daily. We keep a one week supply on hand so we can ship within 24 hours.
Quality has always been our top priority. Japanese Green Tea Online has received accolades from tea experts, periodicals, and loyal customers.
Healthy, aromatic, and delicious. Despite its reputation as a "common" tea sencha is highly variable in quality and price.
Sencha is dried after steaming and, when dry enough, rolled into a variety of shapes until it is completely dry.
A rich, invigorating and delicious tea.
The color is enhanced by covering the plants to shield them from sunlight and help the leaves produce more chlorophyl. After harvesting the leaves are rolled and dried naturally.
Gyokuro is slightly sweeter than sencha and is famous for its crisp, clean taste.
Gyokuro is steamed, then the stalks are removed. The leaves are dried, rolled and twisted into elegant shapes.
Ceremonial grade, premium grade and organic matcha.
Accessories, matcha bowls and sets!
Specially prepared gyokuro leaves (Tencha) are ground into a super-fine powder, and that powder is what is known as matcha.
An excellent morning tea, or an energizing beverage during the afternoon.
Our matcha comes from Uji.
This region is famous in Japan for producing the highest-quality matcha!
Organic Japanese Tea
Fresh high-quality organic sencha and matcha.
The finest organic sencha from Kyushu. Fukamushi sencha is double-steamed and has a rich, grassy taste.
Premium organic matcha from Uji.
All of our tea bags contain 100% high quality fresh natural tea leaves. There are no artificial flavors, colors, additives, sweeteners, or preservatives.
First leaf sencha mixed with puffed brown rice (genmai) and a pinch of matcha.
Japanese Green Tea & Matcha Cultivation
Most Japanese green teas are made from elegantly handled leaves, and much of their quality and rich color is due to their style of processing: steaming immediately after harvesting, then air drying.
This process does much to preserve the flavor, the fragrance, and the beautiful color of Japanese green tea.
Most tea harvested in Japan is sencha. The quality of sencha varies. Quality depends on the tea's origin, the season, and leaf processing techniques that are employed.
Gyokuro leaves are aged for about 3 months. This produces a tea that is renowned for its smooth delicate taste.
Matcha differs from gyokuro in that the leaves are not rolled at all. After steaming, the leaves are thoroughly dried. This is tencha. The tencha is then ground into a superfine powder, and that powder is what is known as matcha.
Your source for the highest quality green tea and matcha shipped to you fresh from Japan!
Authentic Japanese Green Tea & Matcha
Prices and shipping charges are in US dollars
Japanese Green Tea Online
Diana Rosen, author of "The Book of Green Tea"
Japanese Green Tea Online offers teas that are invariably fresh, intensely flavored and rich enough to make several cups!
David Doucette, Chicago, IL
Your tea ceremony grade matcha is excellent！The high quality matcha I have found outside of Japan.
Florence Lunn, Greenwich, CT
I've tried green tea from other shops, but your quality is second to none!