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Green tea, a product of the Camellia sinensis plant with minimal oxidation, holds a cherished history and deep cultural importance in countries such as China and Japan. Its distinctive flavor profiles, ranging from grassy and vegetal to sweet and floral, have garnered increasing popularity in the West. Along with its delightful taste, green tea's potential health benefits continue to captivate the interest of tea aficionados worldwide.

Brewing Instructions:

Use one teaspoon of tea per 8 ounces of water. Generally, use 180°F water (not boiling) for Chinese tea and 160°F water for Japanese green teas. Steep for 2-3 minutes. Higher-quality green teas may require cooler water and shorter steeping times. Start by following the specific instructions provided with your tea. Until you are familiar with it enough to know what you like!

History:

Green tea has a long and storied history spanning nearly 5,000 years, with China and Japan playing central roles in its development and cultural significance. In ancient China, green tea was initially used for medicinal purposes before evolving into a beloved daily beverage. It was during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) that Chinese tea culture began to flourish, and the famous poet and tea connoisseur Lu Yu wrote "The Classic of Tea," an influential treatise on tea cultivation and preparation. In Japan, green tea was introduced by Buddhist monks returning from China during the 9th century. By the 12th century, tea had become an integral part of Japanese culture, with the development of the Japanese tea ceremony, or chanoyu, highlighting its revered status in society.

Possible Health Benefits:

Green tea has been linked to various health benefits, such as reduced mortality due to cardiovascular disease, lower prevalence of cognitive impairment, improved cholesterol levels, weight management, and alleviation of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. These benefits are attributed to its high levels of polyphenols and other antioxidants.

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Thumbnail of Jasmine Pearls | Organic
Tippy leaves are hand-rolled and scented with the finest quality Fujian jasmine flowers. It has an excellent aroma and sweet aftertaste. This tea can be steeped multiple times, with the flavor and caffeine slowly decreasing in intensity with the next cup.
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All the flavors of a biscochito cookie in a cup - and none of the calories! A staple of the New Mexican holiday season, the biscochito is a flat, crumbly, butter-based cookie livened up with anise seed and cinnamon for a warming bite.
$3.75 Biscochito
Thumbnail of Casablanca | Organic
A pleasing blend of black tea, green tea and mint with a whiff of bergamot that is similar to our Moroccan Mint but with a bit of citrus. Sweet and pungent, a bracing tea to be drunk hot, iced, alone or with sugar.
Thumbnail of Matcha Izu | Organic
Izu Matcha is a fabulous example of a high quality Japanese Matcha grown in the Izu peninsula, not far from Tokyo. The tea has a pale emerald green color and when consumed on its own, frothed up with a whisk, has an almost jammy-smoothness belied by a somewhat sweetly astringent cup. The best thing to do with your matcha is experiment.
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This jasmine tea is a wonderful smelling hand crafted tea. Only the finest jasmine flowers are used in the process of producing this tea. Young tender green tea tips are mixed with Jasmine flowers giving this tea a great bouquet.
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Also known as Pi Lo Chun, this tea is renowned for its delicate appearance, vegetable taste, floral aroma, and showy white hairs.

The shape and taste of this brewed tea will change with each year's harvest. We recommend that if you have not tried this tea in several months since last ordering, it is best to re-order a smaller amount to confirm that the latest batch is to your taste.

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Also known as Dragon well is produced by hand through a 10-part process. The side of West Lake in Zhejiang Province grows the tea used to produce Dragon well. Lung Ching is distinguished by its beautiful shape, emerald color, scented smell and tending sweet floral character.
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A captivating fusion of flavors that brings together the best of bergamot, jasmine, and green tea. This enchanting blend is perfect for those who appreciate the delightful nuances of each ingredient, creating a harmonious and invigorating sensory experience.
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Kashmiri green chai is high in antioxidants and is extremely useful to the immune system. It offers the fabulous flavors associated with traditional chai: cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom. Add to this almonds, cardamom seeds, and additional cinnamon flavor; and you have something truly wonderful.
Thumbnail of High Mountain Green | Organic
The tea plants are grown high in the mountains in Hunan, China. For two hundred days a year the plants are shrouded in mountain mist. The tea leaves can be steeped hot or cold, producing a rich green tea flavor with smooth after taste.

The shape and taste of this brewed tea will change with each year's harvest. We recommend that if you have not tried this tea in several months since last ordering, it is best to re-order a smaller amount to confirm that the latest batch is to your taste.

Thumbnail of Cherry Sencha | Organic
The tea has a light liquoring, fresh and smooth with reasonable depth and body. The cherry flavoring and subtle rose hints give the tea a wonderful exotic character.
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Gyokuro (meaning "precious dew") is a shaded green tea and considered one of the finest green teas in Japan. Infusion produces a light green color and a deep, complex flavor. Gyokuro has a unique sweetness since shade allows the tea to retain a high Theanine and chlorophyll content.
$10.50 Gyokuro
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This tea is a unique blend of green tea, lavender and peppermint herbs, particularly because lavender is actually the main aroma and flavor of the tea. In most cases, peppermint tends to dominate a blend; in this tea, the peppermint actually enhances the flavor of the lavender, while lingering only in the background as a subtle hint and aftertaste. If ever there was a good bedtime green tea, this blend would be it. (Though green teas before bed are only recommended for those who have cultivated an immunity to caffeine!)
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Kirameki Sencha ( ) - now called Kabuse Cha - carries the nuance of shimmering light as it dances on and through cool, refreshing water. The leaves produce tea that is light and refreshing, perfect as a cool drink to quench your thirst on hot summer days.

Grown on a south-facing hillside, the fields have good exposure to the sun and wind. Combining the strong summer sun, more mature leaves and the two-week covering technique used in producing Kabuse Sencha, the characteristic of the tea leaves is that its sweetness is light and refreshing.

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This tea has an incredible raspberry aroma with a sweet green tea (slightly grassy). Because Sencha has a smooth, almost honey-like taste it pairs perfectly with the fruity sweetness of the raspberries.
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The blend has as its base a Sencha style green tea manufactured in Hunan Province in South Eastern China. Sencha green teas typically have dark green, needle shaped leaves and produce a pale green to yellow, very bright, smooth cup with a sweetish, honey like finish. The natural sweetness of this green tea makes it perfectly suited for blending with our dried Papaya pieces and natural passion fruit flavorings.
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Because Hojicha is roasted it gives this tea a mellow, slightly nutty flavor. The roasting process also produces low-caffeine, making it a wonderful evening tea.
$3.75 Hojicha
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A robust blend of tart lemon with the sweetness of green tea makes this tea excellent iced or hot. The robust flavor of the tea is produced from the rolling of the leaves which breaks down the leaves cells, bring the flavor to the surface. Combine this with the high acidity of the lemon makes this tea great for recharging your batteries in the afternoon or to start one's engine in the morning.
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A refreshing blend of green tea and mint, this tea suggests cool Mediterranean breezes along a hot afternoon desert. Made with tightly rolled gunpowder green tea to ensure briskness.
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Organic Premium Sencha brews a bright, vegetal flavor that is slightly savory with a clean mineral finish. Robust enough to serve with food but is also delicious chilled. The second or third infusion yields a smooth, almost buttery mid-note.
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Jasmine Nights is a lovely blended green tea with a hint of mint and the light aroma and aftertaste of Jasmine and Cardamom. It is light, energetic, delicate-bodied tea, perfect for cool summer nights. It is an especially good green tea for those that dislike the grassy flavor of more pure greens. And because it is a blend, it is also more forgiving during the brewing process than pure green teas.
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Blend of tea leaves and roasted rice. The nutty and bright flavor of this tea makes it an American favorite.
$4.25 Genmai Cha
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Steamed japanese sencha with roasted rice and matcha. This tea is high in caffeine and goes wonderfully with sushi and sashimi. The rice gives it a toasty taste and the matcha adds a deep sweet green tea flavor.
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Hibiscus and pomegranate were made for each other! Tart berry taste with floral highlights yields a cleansing and highly refreshing cup. Enjoy chilled as a great iced tea!
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This is a smooth, lightly grassy, green tea with the natural flavoring of black currants, a favorite amongst the residents of Prague, or Praha in its native Czech. The blend was created to mimic the taste of creme de cassis - a sweet, dark red liqueur made from blackcurrants - but with all the benefits of enjoying a cup of green tea.
$3.50 Praha Cassis
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This tea is based on our Japanese Sencha but with the addition of chopped ginger. The combination of sweet grassy sencha and the spicy ginger is one to behold!
$3.75 Ginger Green
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Matcha, the focal point of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, is a fine powder made by grinding green tea leaves. Only the finest, young, shade-grown gyokuro tea leaves are used to create matcha. The leaves are plucked and laid out flat to dry. Veins are removed and the leaves, now called tencha, are carefully ground in granite mills until they become the precious powder.

Easy preparation is achieved by placing 1/2 teaspoon of matcha per cup (or to taste) in a cup, adding a few drops of hot water (160-180F) and stirring with a spoon until a paste forms. Add the rest of the water and stir.

$12.50 Peach Matcha
Thumbnail of Temple of Heaven Gunpowder | Organic
A strong green tea with a slight roasted quality.
Thumbnail of Roasted Kukicha (Twig Tea) | Organic
Kukicha, or twig tea, is a Japanese blend of green tea made of stems, stalks, and twigs, and has a nutty, slightly creamy flavor.

Uniquely flavorful, kukicha is also one of the preferred teas of the macrobiotic diet. Kukicha can also be added to juice to make a children's drink. Kukicha is a powerful antioxidant and is very low in caffeine, in fact the lowest in caffeine of all traditional teas.

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Compared to Sencha, Bancha has a more robust flavor and vivid yellow color. Additionally, leaves harvested in late summer receive more sunlight and thus contain more Catechin, which has a high antioxidant effect. Due to the second harvest quality of the leaves, the resulting tea is considered more of an affordable everyday tea in Japan that is enjoyed by young and old alike.
$3.25 Bancha
Thumbnail of Wild Thai Green | Organic
Wild Thai Green is an amazingly refreshing and energetic drum-roasted green tea harvested from the antique Assamica gardens of northern Thailand. The elder tea trees growing in this remote micro-climate offer a unique aromatic complexity that reminds tea tasters of the higher grades of sun-dried Saiquing teas from Yunnan.
Thumbnail of Zen-ish | Organic
Imagine the brightness of sun-kissed lemon citrus, chilled against cooling mint and mild green tea, and you have a delicious afternoon treat! This low caffeine tea is perfect hot or cold and any time of day.
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A unique blend of floral and fruity teas that yields smooth memories of summer garden parties. Naturally sweetened with stevia so there is not need to add any extra sugar.
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This tea may look like our Bi Luo Chun but don't let that fool you. This tea not only smells delicious, it brews into a beautiful cup of pure, Chinese green tea with a medium to light body, slight nutty quality and a smooth finish. As this tea cools, more of the vegetable notes come forward.
$4.00 Jade Pearl
Thumbnail of Lavender Lemon Green
A robust blend of tart lemon with the sweetness of green tea makes this tea excellent iced or hot. The robust flavor of the tea is produced from the rolling of the leaves which breaks down the leaves cells, bring the flavor to the surface. Combine this with the high acidity of the lemon makes this tea great for recharging your batteries in the afternoon or to start one's engine in the morning.
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The punchy quality of the rolled Sri Lankan green tea is significantly reduced with the delicious vanilla flavor. The resulting cup is a like a warm hug on a cold day; mellow and sweet and just the thing to disappear from the world!
Thumbnail of Long Island Strawberry | Organic
Sweet, summer strawberries and papaya pieces balanced with the fresh tasting Chinese green tea make this an ideal tea to soothe away winter blues or chilled for a refreshing summer drink.
Thumbnail of Long Ding 龙顶 Dragon Top
The tea is bright and lively with a unique sharpness accented with bouquet and a slight touch of herb. The body is deep and long for a baked green tea. Its character differentiates it well from other varieties in this region and adds an unmistakeable breadth in the taste spectrum of Chinese green teas.
Thumbnail of Mint Spice | Organic
Our Mint Spice Green Tea is a light, uplifting blended green tea. The aroma is mostly that of spearmint, while the flavor is a more complex blend of spearmint and green tea, with anise appearing as only a light aftertaste. Even if you normally dislike the flavor of anise, don't rule this tea out: The anise only adds a hint of complexity to the dominant flavor of spearmint, rather than dominating the flavor as anise often does.
Thumbnail of Mao Jian Green | Organic
The tea plants are grown high in the mountains in Hunan, China. For two hundred days a year the plants are shrouded in mountain mist. The tea leaves can be steeped hot or cold, producing a rich green tea flavor with smooth after taste.

The shape and taste of this brewed tea will change with each year's harvest. We recommend that if you have not tried this tea in several months since last ordering, it is best to re-order a smaller amount to confirm that the latest batch is to your taste.

Thumbnail of Chocolate Matcha
Matcha, the focal point of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, is a fine powder made by grinding green tea leaves. Only the finest, young, shade-grown gyokuro tea leaves are used to create matcha. The leaves are plucked and laid out flat to dry. Veins are removed and the leaves, now called tencha, are carefully ground in granite mills until they become the precious powder.

Easy preparation is achieved by placing 1/2 teaspoon of matcha per cup (or to taste) in a cup, adding a few drops of hot water (160-180F) and stirring with a spoon until a paste forms. Add the rest of the water and stir.

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For those who love the taste of green tea but need less caffeine, this is the tea for you. Grassy, bright, and mineral-y with a crisp finish.

Note that using a more leaves per cup is a common approach when brewing decaffeinated teas, as they do brew a little lighter.

$5.00 Decaf Green
Thumbnail of Green Kukicha | Organic
Green Kukicha is a bright, fresh tea from Japan consisting of the yellow stems and green leaves of the tea plant. The resulting tea has less caffeine than green tea from leaves alone. In the cup, this tea produces a sweet vegetal taste true to Japanese teas with a hint of the ocean flavor.
Thumbnail of Raspberry Matcha
Matcha, the focal point of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, is a fine powder made by grinding green tea leaves. Only the finest, young, shade-grown gyokuro tea leaves are used to create matcha. The leaves are plucked and laid out flat to dry. Veins are removed and the leaves, now called tencha, are carefully ground in granite mills until they become the precious powder.

Easy preparation is achieved by placing 1/2 teaspoon of matcha per cup (or to taste) in a cup, adding a few drops of hot water (160-180F) and stirring with a spoon until a paste forms. Add the rest of the water and stir.

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This is a blend of white tea buds from China and sencha from Japan. These types of teas are not often blended given the historical context, and flavor profiles. However we have found them to be wonderful together!
Thumbnail of Blueberry Matcha
This is a Samidori cultivar from Uji, Japan, flavored with natural blueberries. It is a high-grade Spring (first harvest) tea.
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Thumbnail of Darjeeling Green | Organic
Plucked in the early summer months of May and June, this stylishly rolled leaf is made from select shoots that draw their succulence from the late spring showers. The cup is clear amber, yet full bodied with an excellent flowery nose. The flavor of the tea is mature in comparison to the First Flush. In taste it has a complex layer of maltiness with musk and nutty undertones.
Thumbnail of Sweet Lychee Matcha
A delicate summer sweet floral fragrance beneath fresh fruity flavor. Note that this matcha is blended with sugar.
Thumbnail of Mango Matcha | Organic
Juicy mango notes pair seamlessly with the verdant depths of matcha green tea powder.
Thumbnail of Matcha Chai
Rich matcha enlivened with fresh Malabar spices. Try as-is or frothed with milk for an exceptional Matcha chai latte!
$8.75 Matcha Chai
Thumbnail of Jasmine Matcha | Organic
Exquisite floral notes float in synergy with lightly astringent fresh green tea. Try as-is or frothed with cream for a dreamy jasmine-in-the-clouds latte!
Thumbnail of Uji Kyoto Matcha
Matcha is powdered green tea, and has been used in the Japanese tea ceremony for centuries and as such is normally associated with the beautifully complex, and rigid procedure.

This is the first level of ceremonial grade matcha and is the overall middle grade matcha we carry.

Thumbnail of Ceremonial Matcha | Organic
Ceremonial Matcha is made from the most tender, hand-picked young leaves of the Saemidori cultivar, possessing a smooth and savory flavor with a sweeter aroma. Ceremonial Matcha is suitable for serving in Japanese tea ceremony, welcoming esteemed guests, or indulging in the finest of green teas during times of relaxation.
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This powdered green tea is used for making "Matcha Lattes" and other green tea smoothies.