Japanese Green Tea Online Blog

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Uji Gyokuro is Awesome

    From harvesting to your cup, Uji tea leaves are subjected to an extensive and delicate process to reach the grade required for our shop. Uji gyokur...
  • 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 not only taste better they also contain more p...
  • L-theanine for Concentration

    L-theanine (often referred to as theanine) is relaxing and also enhances concentration. It is the main reason why tea is relaxing and relieves stre...
  • Which tea has the highest quality leaves?

    Many consider gyokuro to be the finest Japanese green tea. This is, however, a matter of opinion. Sencha About 75% of all tea harvested in Japan is...
  • Which Water is Best for Green Tea?

    Optimal Water for Japanese Green Tea Does your area have hard water or soft water?  The water from your tap could be hard water or soft. Here is a...
  • 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...
  • 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...