Japanese Green Tea Online Blog

  • 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 ...
  • Which Water is Best for Green Tea?

    Optimal Water for Japanese Green Tea Immerse the leaves in hot water to brew tea.  The heated water extracts the compounds of the tea leaf. The ar...
  • Green tea types

    Which is best for you? The choice is yours. All our teas are fresh, delicious and healthy. Netto Gyokuro High grade gyokuro from Uji. This tea has ...
  • 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...
  • How much caffeine is in green tea & matcha?

    Not all green tea is the same- it comes in many varieties, including matcha, sencha, and gyokuro. The precise amount of caffeine in green tea will ...
  • Cold Brewing Japanese Green Tea

    Cold brewed green tea is slightly sweeter than iced green tea.This brewing technique takes a little time. It provides a wonderful cold green tea an...
  • Why are your teas fresher than other green teas?

    After harvesting sencha and gyokuro leaves are rolled, dried naturally, packed into large square blocks and wrapped in foil. They are then careful...
  • Japanese and Chinese Green Tea Differences

    Japanese and Chinese green teas both come from the same Camellia sinensis tea plant which is native to Asia. Most Chinese green teas are pan-fried....
  • Which green teas are high quality?

    Many consider gyokuro to be the highest-quality Japanese green tea. This is, however, a matter of opinion and there are no rules. About 75% of all ...
  • What are the different varieties of green tea?

    The differences are in the way they are cultivated, harvested and prepared. All Japanese green teas vary in quality Green tea comes from the Camell...
  • How many cups can I prepare from 1 bag/tin of your teas?

    Gyokuro and Sencha  1 bag is usually 100g (3.5 ounces). 4g (1 level teaspoon) for 120 to 240cc (4 to 8 ounces depending on how strong you like your...
  • L-theanine is a Healthy Amino Acid in Japanese Green Tea

    L-theanine is the main reason why tea is relaxing and relieves stress, as compared with coffee, even though both contain caffeine. Japanese green t...