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Bancha Green Tea
This tea is traditionally drunk with meals in Japan. It is considered a classic everyday tea. The large and impressively green leaves of Bancha are taken from the lower shoots of the tea plant. They are rich in minerals, but contain up to 70% less caffeine than Gyokuro teas. The taste is s..
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Ceramic Zen Cups
Set of four beautifully crafted Japanese ceramic tea cups - ideal for green tea, and a perfect gift. ..
£34.80
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Char Matcha Genmaicha
This widely known and much loved variety of Japanese genmaicha tea is a perfectly blended combination of Japanese sencha, mild matcha and peeled toasted rice. This genmaicha is of the highest standard. The lime-coloured cup produces a light toasty note that is soft tasting, and slightly sweet with a..
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Genmaicha
This remarkable Japanese delicacy is a green bancha tea with brown toasted rice added. It is a Japanese favourite that came about because rice was cheaper than tea, so the tea was bulked up with rice. Today we drink it because of its wonderful toasty taste. It is a full bodied and sweet green ..
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Japan Sencha Fukujyu
This green tea comes from Shizuoka, near the slopes of Mount Fuji. The leaves are plucked mechanically during autumn and sorted by hand. Sencha means "steamed". It is a method of stopping the oxidization of green leaves. Very fine and fragile leaves produce a light olive green cup ric..
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Japanese Ceramic Karakusa Infuser With Tea Glass style 1
From Japan, this infuser is beautifully crafted with very fine perforations. It's perfect for both Japanese and Chinese teas. ..
£23.50
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Japanese Ceramic Teapot & Cups, Takuya
This beautiful Japanese ceramic teapot (350ml) and cups are ideal for green tea. The set includes a diffuser and four cups.   ..
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Matcha (Matcha)
Matcha is a fine green tea powder which is the tea at the centre of the Japanese tea ceremony and as such is a speciality.To produce good Matcha tender Gyokuru leaves are steamed briefly, dried in the air and finally, after removing all stems, is stone ground into a fine powder - a time consuming pr..
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Sencha
Although Japanese in origin, sencha tea is a very popular and frequently consumed drink in China where it is more economically produced and is of a comparable standard. The large-leaf is slightly brittle due to its wiry character, while the dark olive green infusion clearly shows that the middl..
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Sencha Sakura (Japan)
Sencha sakura is one of Japan's most popular teas. Sakura is the Japanese for 'cherry blossom', and sencha is Japanese for 'steamed tea'. Just the right amount of cherry and rose petals have been added to give this tea a sublime complexity of sweetness and astringency.  Ingredients..
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About Japan Tea

 

After China, Japan has the oldest tea culture in the World. Sometime between the 6th and the 9th century, buddhist monks are said to have brought tea from China to Japan.Tea only became available to ordinary people in the 16th century - previously it was reserved for the Imperial Court only.

Japanese teas are not fermented. The freshly picked green leaves are steamed immediately on arrival at the tea factory to stop oxidisation by the natural enzymes present in the leaves and to fix the colour green. The leaves are later rolled. China, unlike Japan, does not steam the leaves to stop oxidisation but uses a short roast (known as pan frying or a hot wok)