Fresh Japanese green tea plus teapots and accessories for optimum preparation!
We order fresh teas from selected growers in Uji and Southern Japan. We reviewed many samples before we selected the gourmet teas you can purchase at our shop.
Teas in Japan are harvested 2 to 3 times a year. The highest quality teas come from the first harvest in the spring. First-harvest teas taste better and they contain more polyphenols and vitamins than second and third-harvest teas.
After harvesting the teas are wrapped and placed in cold storage. This keeps the teas fresh for a full year and is why it is important to order teas shipped directly from Japan.
We order fresh teas once a week. We keep a one week supply on hand so we can ship your order within one business day.
Teas vary greatly in quality. Even within first-harvest teas there are different grades of tea. Only the highest quality first-harvest teas are included in our catalogue. From the beginning quality has been our top priority. This commitment extends to all of our teas.