Japanese Green Tea Online Blog

  • Different varieties of green tea

    Sencha, gyokuro, and matcha are unique teas. The differences are in the way they are cultivated, harvested and prepared. All Japanese green teas va...
  • How many cups can I prepare from 1 bag/tin of your teas?

    Gyokuro and Sencha  1 bag is usually 100g (3.5 ounces). 1-2 level teaspoons for 120 to 240cc (4 to 8 ounces depending on how strong you like your t...
  • Why Uji gyokuro is special

    Uji Gyokuro  is characterized by its fine yellow-green color, rich aroma and mellow sweet flavor. Gyokuro from Uji is special Gyokuro tea plants ar...
  • Why are your teas fresher than other green teas?

    Sencha and gyokuro leaves are rolled, dried naturally, packed into large square blocks and wrapped in foil. They are then carefully placed in wood...
  • Cold Brewing Japanese Green Tea

    Cold brewed green tea is slightly sweeter than iced green tea. It is not necessary to use a special teapot for preparation. A glass or pyrex contai...
  • How do I clean my teapot and matcha bowl?

    Cleaning a Japanese teapot is easy. Fill it halfway with clean water, then shake the pot gently back and forth to get the leaves out. Then rinse wi...
  • Can I use cream, sugar, honey or sweeteners?

    Green tea is unlike black tea in that it is meant to be consumed straight. These additives will only add unwanted calories or, with artificial swee...
  • Make a perfect cup of gyokuro

    Reduce water temperature by pouring hot water from one container to another.
  • Japanese Tea is Special

    Japanese freshly-harvested leaves are dried naturally, and then kneaded and rolled into various shapes until they are completely dry. Leaves for ma...
  • Which green tea is best for you?

    The choice is yours. Green Tea Types All our teas are fresh, delicious and invigorating! Netto Gyokuro High grade gyokuro from Uji. This tea has a ...
  • Why are First-Harvest Green Teas Better?

    There are 2-4 tea harvests in Japan each year. The first harvest is in spring. There are 1 or 2 more harvest during the summer. First harvest teas ...
  • Do matcha teas taste bitter?

    Matcha comes in many varieties and they vary greatly in quality. High Quality Matcha is Healthy and Delicious At the lower end of the scale you hav...