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Teas from Japan

Known mostly for green tea, Japan produces styles with a distinctly vegetal and marine profile. While we focus our sourcing efforts on teas from China and Taiwan, below are a few Japanese teas to satisfy your curiosity.
  • Japanese Matcha
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    漢字 日本抹茶

    origin Nishio, Japan

    craft shade-grown & stone-ground

    flavor notes vegetal, umami, intense

    漢字 日本級抹茶

    origin Nishio, Japan

    craft shade-grown & stone-ground

    flavor notes vegetal, umami, intense

    Though invented in Tang/Song Dynasty China, matcha has become known worldwide as the foundation of the Japanese Tea Ceremony and the pinnacle of Japan's tea culture. Traditional Japanese matcha is crafted by grinding shade-grown green tea leaves (known as tencha) in a stone mill to create a superfine powder. The shade-growing process forces...


  • Genmaicha
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    Genmaicha

    $8.00

    漢字 日本玄米茶

    origin Japan

    craft blended

    flavor notes toasted rice, green tea, nutty

    漢字 日本玄米茶

    origin Japan

    craft blended

    flavor notes toasted rice, green tea, nutty

    An everyday green tea that blends Japanese sencha leaves with roasted brown rice. Genmaicha was traditionally a tea for the common man in Japan, because the rice acted as a "filler" to stretch meager amounts of tea leaves. Brown rice is added to the tea during its final roasting, giving...