Japanese Green Teas

Japan is well known for their distinctive and high-quality green tea. Once the leaves are carefully picked, they are steamed to stop oxidation and to preserve the natural flavors and anti-oxidants contained in the leaf.
The overarching characteristic of many Japanese green teas is a unique umami flavor along with a sweetness and hint of the ocean breeze. But as you try different teas you will notice a wide variety of characteristics.
Many of our teas come from small producers in Shizuoka, a premier growing region in the southern part of the island.