GREEN TEA
CHINA JAPAN INDIA CEYLON
The two main porducers of quality green teas, China and Japan, differ on their prefered method of manufacture. The Chinese tend toward pan-fired teas, meaning the leaves are heated via a wok-like pan to arrest enzyme activity inside the leaf (try our Lung Ching Dragonwell and Lung Ching Special Grade for the most famous example) Appearance is important to Chinese teas. While the leaf is being fired the leaves will be shaped and formed, often by hand into whatever the desired form is, flattened, curled or as in the case of the Pinhead Gunpowder rolled into tight balls.
The Japanese prefer to steam their leaves then press them flat (appearance is less important here, consistency is the goal). Steaming creates a tea that is bright in color and taste. The Gyokuro Jade Dew is Japan's most honored tea, made from bushes kept in the shade.
brewing: Green Teas generally brew best at 170-180 for 2-3 minutes. 1 heaping teaspoon per cup. Japanese and Japanese style teas will steep faster than Chinese so you may want to steep them a little less.
chunfront.jpg CHUN MEE
$13.80 /lb.
Literally, "eyebrow tea" for the shape of the leaf

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genfront.jpg GENMAICHA
$16.00 /lb.
* a blend of teas from China and Japan.
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decgreenfront.jpg GREEN DECAF TEA
$46.00 /lb.
Decaffienated Green Sencha

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gyofront.jpg GYOKURO JADE DEW
$86.00 /lb.
Long narrow leaves, fragrant, elegant flavor

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lungfront.jpg LUNG CHING (Dragonwell)
$26.50 /lb.
Flat green leaves, clear sweet brew

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lungspfront.jpg LUNG CHING Special Grade
$98.00 /lb.
Tender bud sets, requires great skill in firing

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matchasmall MATCHA GREEN TEA
$88.00 /lb.
Unlike other teas where the leaf is being steeped, with Matcha...

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orgmaof ORGANIC MAOFENG GREEN
$36.00 /lb.
This green tea comes from NW Hunan...

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pinfront.jpg PINHEAD GUNPOWDER
$12.50 /lb.
xfine, tightly rolled leaves, "pearl tea"

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rainfront.jpg RAINFLOWER
$68.00 /lb.
Fresh, full flavor, bright green when brewed

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jpsenfront.jpg SENCHA GREEN
$22.50 /lb.
* a blend of teas from China and Japan.
Flat leaves, steamed to seal in flavor

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snofront.jpg SNOW SPROUTING GREEN
$84.00 /lb.
Meticulously plucked (only 3kg-5kg per...

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