Japanese Green Tea Online Blog

  • Uji Gyokuro

    From harvesting to your cup, Uji tea leaves are subjected to an extensive and delicate process. Gyokuro from Uji is Special Uji gyokuro is characte...
  • 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...
  • Which tea is best for you?

    The choice is yours. All our teas are fresh, delicious and invigorating! Netto Gyokuro High grade gyokuro from Uji. This tea has a wonderful natura...
  • How many cups can I prepare from 1 bag of your tea?

    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 ...
  • Which tea has the highest quality leaves?

    Many consider gyokuro to be the finest Japanese green tea. This is, however, a matter of personal preference. Sencha About 75% of all tea harvested...
  • Drinking Green Tea vs. Extract & Supplements

    March 24, 2023 High concentrations of catechins and caffeine in green tea extract can be harmful A recent study by the American College of Gastroen...
  • Good Gyokuro is Aged

    High quality gyokuro leaves are (unlike sencha) aged to create a tea renowned for its distinct taste and aroma. This aging blends and mellows the f...
  • Make a perfect cup of gyokuro

    Reduce water temperature by pouring hot water from one container to another.
  • 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...
  • Why is First-Harvest Green Tea Superior?

    The first harvest is in spring. There are 1 or 2 more harvests during the summer. First harvest teas taste better and contain more polyphenols and ...
  • Japanese Tea is Unique

    Japanese freshly-harvested leaves are dried naturally, and then kneaded and rolled into various shapes until they are completely dry. Processing t...
  • Does matcha taste bitter?

    At the lower end of the scale you have a lot of bitterness, but as you go up in quality the bitterness is replaced by a delicious creamy taste. The...