are your teas fresher than other green teas?
harvesting sencha and gyokuro leaves are rolled,
dried naturally, packed into large square blocks
and wrapped in foil. They are then carefully placed
in wooden boxes and stored in a refrigerated room
at a temperature of 1 degree centigrade. Humidity
is strictly controlled. Gyokuro leaves are usually
aged for 3 months before putting them into storage
to give them a mellow, sweet taste.
Teas stored in this manner remain remarkably fresh for a year or more. This storage method is the standard procedure for producers of high quality gourmet green teas.
are removed from this room, bagged, and sent to
us weekly. An expiration date is on
each bag you purchase. We keep a one week supply
in reserve so we can ship to you within one business
merchant who receives bagged teas from overseas
and stores them until making a sale can match us
in terms of freshness. That is why it is important
to order teas shipped directly from the source. Sencha
is harvested two to three times a year. Gyokuro
is usually harvested twice a year.
is a tremendous difference in quality between teas
from the first harvest and all the rest. Japanese
Green Tea Online only ships first-harvest teas.
First-harvest teas not only taste better they also
contain more polyphenols and vitamins than second
and third harvest teas.
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