EXTRA PREMIUM ORGANIC GYOKURO - Gyokuro (玉露) is a fine and expensive type of green tea from Japan. Selected from a grade of green tea known as sencha (煎茶), gyokuro's name refers to the pale green color of the infusion. Most of sencha is made by Yabukita variety, but Gyokuro is often made by specialized variety such as Asahi, Okumidori, Yamakai and Saemidori.
Merchants selling Japanese green tea will typically recommend a unique method for brewing gyokuro: twice the weight in dry tea leaves for a given quantity of water (e.g. 6 to 10 grams for 180 ml);cooler brewing temperatures (in the range of 50ºC-60ºC instead of 65ºC-75ºC for sencha, High-end Gyokuro such as National tea jury rank-in is at 40ºC);a longer steeping duration, at least for the first infusion (90 second instead of 1 minute. Since gyokuro steeps at such a mild temperature, sources may recommend pre-heating both the pot and cup to maintain the warmth of the tea as one drinks it. Drink Gyokuro very slowly to savor its distinctive flavor. Though it is categorized as a type of sencha according to production methods, gyokuro cultivation differs from other sencha teas. Gyokuro tea leaves are covered up to be shielded from the sun for at least two weeks before being harvested. This causes the amino acids (Theanine) and caffeine in the tea leaves to increase, while catechin (the source of bitterness in tea) decreases, giving rise to a sweet flavor. The tea also gains a distinct aroma from the covering process. This type of cultivation is also used in producting Tencha, (碾茶) but records indicate that this process had already been developed in the Azuchi-Momoyama period.
Gyokuro is one of the most expensive types of sencha available in Japan. The name comes from the product name given to the tea by the Yamamotoyama company. The tea was first discovered by Yamamotoyama's sixth owner, Yamamoto Kahei, in 1835 (Tenpō year 6). The process was completed by another manufacturer at the start of the Meiji period. Brew160-170F. THIS IS THE FINEST GYOKURO AVAILABLE IN THE USA! Limited Export...Sells Out Fast $39.95/3.53oz(100grams)BUY NOW
PREMIUM GYOKURO HOSHINO
PREMIUM GYOKURO HOSHINO - (玉露) is a fine and expensive type of green tea from Japan. Selected from a grade of green tea known as sencha (煎茶), Gyokuro Hishino's name refers to the pale green color of the infusion. Most of sencha is made by Yabukita variety, but Gyokuro is often made by specialized variety such as Asahi, Okumidori, Yamakai and Saemidori. Gyokuro Hoshino is one of the most expensive types of Gyokuro available from Japan. A very Limited Supply. Brew 160-170F. Beautifully Sweet & Mellow flavours. $33.95/3.53oz(100grams)BUY NOW
EXTRA PREMIUM ORGANIC SEN-CHA
EXTRA PREMIUM ORGANIC SEN-CHA - The tea leaves depicted here are used to make our most treasured Extra Premium Organic Sen-Cha and our Kyoto Matcha In Sen-Cha depicted below. These hand-picked organic natural leaves produce the finest Sen-Cha available in the USA! A delicate aroma, smooth, and sweet tasting vegetal flavor, will fulfill your senses and ensure the ultimate health benefits. Once the leaves are processed by the Tea Master, the beautiful unrolled green leaf resembles pine needles. Absolutely the finest source of Sen-Cha available in the USA! LIMITED AVAILABILITY. $32.95/3.53oz(100grams)BUY NOW
PREMIUM ORGANIC MATCHA IN SEN-CHA
PREMIUM ORGANIC MATCHA IN SEN-CHA - is a classic Japanese Green Tea drank and enjoyed daily. This photo shows the final product once the leaves depicted above have been processed. Our Kyoto Sencha is one of the highest quality teas from Japan. A blend of Sen-Cha tea leaves and Matcha green tea powder. An absolute treasurer of deep-green natural leaves produce a delicate aroma and a smooth, sweet, vegetal flavor. The leaves resemble pine needles and taste like sweet green earth! $29.75/3.53oz(100grams)BUY NOW
ORGANIC MATCHA - used in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, is an elegant Powdered Green Tea made from Japan's finest tea leaves,Gyokuro. Experience the Way of Tea or "Cha No Yu" as you whip up a frothy emerald green infusion. Thick and concentrated, this precious tea inspires focus and calm. The original "Green Food." Use sparingly to make shakes, smoothies, desserts & ice cream! A must in any Japanese household! $29.00/3.53oz(100grams)BUY NOW
HOJI-CHA is another favorite and currently popular tea in Japan used as an after dinner tea. It is set apart from other Japanese green tea because it is roasted in a porcelain pot over charcoal. The tea is fired at high temperature, altering the leaf colour tints from green to reddish-brown. The process was first performed in Kyoto, Japan in the 1920s and its popularity persists today. The roasted flavours are extracted and predominate this blend. Hōjicha is often made from Bancha (番茶, "common tea"), tea from the last harvest of the season, however other varieties of Hōjicha also exist, including a variety made from Sencha, and Kuckicha, tea made from the twigs of the tea plant rather than the leaves. Hōjicha infusions have a light- to reddish-brown appearance, and are less astringent due to losing catechins during the high temperature roasting process. The roasting replaces the vegetative tones of standard green tea with a toasty, slightly caramel-like flavour. The roasting process used to make Hōjicha lowers the amount of caffiene in the tea. Because of its mildness and digestive aide, Hōjicha is a popular tea to serve during the meal or after, before going to sleep, and is preferred for children and elderly. $29.00/3.53oz(100grams)BUY NOW
TAMARYOKUCHA is a fine Green Tea that is harvest in late May with very little sun exposure. Hand picked first of four times a year to preserve the high Polyphenols and Catechins. The quality is further enhanced by hand pan-frying. This combination of process and harvest brings out the fine delicate flavors and spring fragrance, which makes this tea the new favorite in Japan! A mild tea with an influence from the China tea process has a distinctive taste between Sencha and Chinese Tea. It contains high antioxidants with more nutrition, and Vitamins to revitalize our aging bodies against fatigue, stress, hypertension, suppress cancer, and slow the aging process. Japan's new favorite! $26.50/3.53oz(100grams)BUY NOW
Tama Ryo Cha is a fine Green Tea that is harvest in late August with strong sun exposure. It contains high antioxidants with vitamins to revitalize our aging body against fatigue, stress, hypertension, suppress cancer, and slow the aging process. A mild tea with an influence from the China tea process has a distinctive taste between Sencha and Chinese Tea. Recently popular in Japan with weight lifters. You'll be jammin' like a rock star! Sweet Power! $15.25/3.53oz(100grams)BUY NOW
KUMAMOTO SHIRA ORI
KUMAMOTO SHIRA ORI - is a mixture of fresh twists and stalks dry fried in an iron pan to make it more alkaline. This is excellent for bacteria that thrive in acidic conditions. Good for slimming, gastrictist, strong antioxidant with the lowest caffiene of all teas. It has a light flavor, and fresh green aroma. It has very light yellow-green colour. It can be added to apple juice to make a drink for kids. It is an everyday tea for thirst, and practically unheard of outside Japan. For the best results, steep in water between (155°F - 180°F) for three minutes. Then, sip and relax your body and mind. $26.50/3.53oz(100grams)BUY NOW
KYOTO GENMAI CHA - (brown rice tea) is the Japanese name for Green Tea combined with roasted brown rice. Koreans call it Hyeonmi nokcha. During roasting process few grains of rice pop. The rice looks like white popcorn. That's why some people also call it "Popcorn tea". Today, most Japanese drink this tea at restaurants and sushi bars. Genmaicha has mild flavour, combining fresh flavour of green tea leaves from ryocha, matcha (green tea powder) with aroma of roasted rice. You should brew Genmaicha with water at temperature of (175-185°F). Tea is ready for drinking after 3-5 minutes, depending on how strong tea do you like it. $12.75/3.53oz(100grams)BUY NOW