Green Teas and Matcha
Green tea category includes Chinese green tea, Japanese green tea and matcha. Chinese green tea reflects the nuanced essences of the country’s terrain and its people. Perhaps more so than any of our teas, these teas reflect not just their terroir - it is said that drinking green tea is equivalent to drinking the weather! The Ching Ming Festival in early April signals the best time of the year to harvest the top tier green teas. Leaves and buds harvested up to the rainy season (Pre-Rain) command the highest prices, and are measured by the day.
Green tea plays an essential role in Japanese culture, weaving a common thread through the daily lives of citizens and visitors, young and old. Grown from Uji to Shizuoka (and many other regions). Japanese green tea differs from its Chinese counterparts by showcasing more uniform flavor from the steamed leaves. We’ve hand-selected our collection of Japanese greens for their superior flavor, potency and skillful craftsmenship. These loose-leaf teas can withstand up to three to four steepings, and in lower temperatures than China greens.