Green Tea

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Bag Tea

We supply three main kinds of bagged teas, ranging from sencha (green tea) to genmaicha (popcorn/roasted rice tea) to oolong. As well there are organic teas and decaf teas. Many of these products are from Yamamotoyama which have been producing tea for over three centuries. Green tea contains many beneficial components to promote good health such as catechins, vitamins and minerals; which have been known to prevent anti-aging, certain types of cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Loose Leaf Tea

Many people will buy loose leaf teas because bagged teas prevent some of the flavor and nutrients to enter the water. We supply sencha (green) and genmaicha (popcorn/roasted rice tea) which can be bought either organically or not. We have five non-organic sencha and each is graded. The lowest grade of tea is bancha which is primarily the stems and twigs of the plant. Next there is sencha and fancy sencha which is middle-range leaf tea made from good, young leaves, which enhance the flavor and changing the colour. Gyokuro is a high-end product that contains mainly leaves. Translated as jewel dew, this is the best leaf tea made form young leaves picked in early spring. The dried leaves are very finely rolled and are a shiny, deep green colour. This product has some matcha in and should be brewed in small amounts and warm water, at about 50˚C-60˚C/122˚F-140˚F. Finally the last sencha product we carry is Kagoshima Shincha that is considered the finest sencha and is for real tea connoisseurs. For more information about Kagoshima Shincha look below/at next section.

Kagoshima-Shincha

Shincha means new tea and refers to the first picking of the first flush harvest in the spring. There are three grades: green, silver, gold. This tea should be brewed in small amounts and in hotter water than gyokuro tea.

Matcha

Matcha is a powered green tea, used mainly for tea ceremonies. Just like sencha, matcha is also graded; this is determined by the type of sencha used. We have three kinds of matcha. One is coarse matcha which is the lowest grade we sell. The other two are fine matcha. There is a taller can and has a green label on it. The green label symbolizes as a green grade and the shorter can is the best grade we carry. There is caffeine in teas and matcha is one of the best alternatives to coffee. When tea is being filtered either by an infuser or bag not all the caffeine is being consumed. On the other hand with matcha, the tea is being consuming and therefore one receives all the caffeine. When preparing matcha the powder needs to be whisked. If air is not incorporated into the tea, the match powder settles to the bottom. The air allows the tea to mix homogeneously. Matcha has many different uses other than drinking such as green tea ice cream, smoothies, mocha manju (rice cakes), cookies, pudding, green tea chocolate, cakes and so on.

Other

Other teas we carry are barley tea, seaweed powder tea and dokudami tea. Barley tea is usually made cold so it is consumed like ice tea.

               

Bag Tea

We supply three main kinds of bagged teas, ranging from sencha (green tea) to genmaicha (popcorn/roasted rice tea) to oolong. As well there are organic teas and decaf teas. Many of these products are from Yamamotoyama which have been producing tea for over three centuries. Green tea contains many beneficial components to promote good health such as catechins, vitamins and minerals; which have been known to prevent anti-aging, certain types of cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Loose Leaf Tea

Many people will buy loose leaf teas because bagged teas prevent some of the flavor and nutrients to enter the water. We supply sencha (green) and genmaicha (popcorn/roasted rice tea) which can be bought either organically or not. We have five non-organic sencha and each is graded. The lowest grade of tea is bancha which is primarily the stems and twigs of the plant. Next there is sencha and fancy sencha which is middle-range leaf tea made from good, young leaves, which enhance the flavor and changing the colour. Gyokuro is a high-end product that contains mainly leaves. Translated as jewel dew, this is the best leaf tea made form young leaves picked in early spring. The dried leaves are very finely rolled and are a shiny, deep green colour. This product has some matcha in and should be brewed in small amounts and warm water, at about 50˚C-60˚C/122˚F-140˚F. Finally the last sencha product we carry is Kagoshima Shincha that is considered the finest sencha and is for real tea connoisseurs. For more information about Kagoshima Shincha look below/at next section.

Kagoshima-Shincha

Shincha means new tea and refers to the first picking of the first flush harvest in the spring. There are three grades: green, silver, gold. This tea should be brewed in small amounts and in hotter water than gyokuro tea.

Matcha

Matcha is a powered green tea, used mainly for tea ceremonies. Just like sencha, matcha is also graded; this is determined by the type of sencha used. We have three kinds of matcha. One is coarse matcha which is the lowest grade we sell. The other two are fine matcha. There is a taller can and has a green label on it. The green label symbolizes as a green grade and the shorter can is the best grade we carry. There is caffeine in teas and matcha is one of the best alternatives to coffee. When tea is being filtered either by an infuser or bag not all the caffeine is being consumed. On the other hand with matcha, the tea is being consuming and therefore one receives all the caffeine. When preparing matcha the powder needs to be whisked. If air is not incorporated into the tea, the match powder settles to the bottom. The air allows the tea to mix homogeneously. Matcha has many different uses other than drinking such as green tea ice cream, smoothies, mocha manju (rice cakes), cookies, pudding, green tea chocolate, cakes and so on.

Other

Other teas we carry are barley tea, seaweed powder tea and dokudami tea. Barley tea is usually made cold so it is consumed like ice tea.