Discover - Japanese tea

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If you don't know where to begin with Japanese tea, start here. Or if you're simply looking to gauge the quality of teas I can come up with, also start here. 

The three most popular styles of loose leaf teas in Japan, the ones you'll find everywhere. Served in shops, boutiques, restaurants, vending machines and so on.

 

 SENCHA

Loose leaf green tea from Shizuoka, Yabukita cultivar.

Sencha is Japanese green tea in it's simplest form. Pure leaf, simple transformation and nothing added. This one has very mellow aromatics and low bitterness. Aromas are clean and comforting, with notes of sautéed greens, pine needles and citruses.

 

 

 GENMAICHA

Japanese green tea with roasted rice grains, Yabukita cultivar.

The warm and comforting roasted rice grains aromas blend in perfectly with the vibrant green taste of Kagoshima sencha.

 

 HŌJICHA

Japanese roasted tea made from leaves and stems, Yabukita cultivar.

Roasting is neither light nor heavy, giving the tea a rich and nutty taste with sweet caramelized aromas and medium body. It easily brews a comforting cup that’s pleasing to drink at any time of day.