Perhaps more so than any other tea, Chinese green tea reflects not just its terroir - it is said that drinking green tea is to drink the weather! The Qing 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. 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 craftsmanship.