Japanese Green Tea Online Blog

  • 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 ...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...