The Ujitawara region is a scenic and historic place where the world’s love affair with Japanese green tea first began. Our Shincha Traditional Green Tea is our signature tea for this special area, carefully selected for its smooth, mellow flavour, astringent aroma and traditional yellowish colour. Shincha is also the name of the first tea harvest of the year, further reinforcing this tea’s premium grade credentials. The Ujit region, where it’s cultivated, is truly a magnificent place worthy of pilgrimage for tea drinkers. With mountainous ravines, misty valleys and serene plateaus, it offers an environment that has the perfect conditions for growing green tea.
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If you want to sample the delights of Fukamushi Green Tea then it is wise to place an order when you can. This renowned Japanese tea is often only available in limited supply due to its popularity and the brief window within which it is harvested. Fukamushi Green Tea is cultivated and picked early in the season around spring time. Its ripeness when it is plucked is evident from its distinctly grassy aroma and rich shade of green. Like all Shincha teas, Fukamushi Green Tea is grown in the foothills of the Ujitawara mountains. Its within wide ravines, between lofty mountain tops, the tea plantations can be found. The misty air, soil rich with minerals and bright sunlight creates idyllic conditions for growing tea, with Fukamushi Green Tea one of the most exclusive teas to be grown in the region.
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Sweet tasting and packed with health benefits Family Happiness Flowering Tea will awaken your senses while soothing your mind. This WellTea will bring light and joy into your home thanks to the wonderful display that takes place every time a bud is added to boiled water.
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The ancient city of Kyoto in Japan is where the country’s revered tea ceremony was born. It’s natural that the birthplace of Japanese tea culture is also the home of one of its most prized tea leaves – the Matcha tea leaf. This high grade tea leaf is grown and harvested exclusively in the Uji hills surrounding the proud city. Specifically, it is close to the river that the tea plants are grown. This is due to the higher fertility of the soil. Packed with nutrients and moisture flowing down from the hills, it’s believed that it’s this special soil that gives Matcha tea leaves their signature deep and mellow taste.
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Our WellTea Gyokuro represents the pinnacle of Japanese green tea. It is shaded prior to harvesting, which stresses the tea plant, resulting in a higher chlorophyll content. In the cup, this creates a fuller body and bolder vegetal quality.
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Jasmine tea has been a classic Chinese tea for centuries, and is now enjoyed by millions in every corner of the globe. Light and refreshing, jasmine tea is perfect at anytime during the day, whether it’s with breakfast, in the middle of the afternoon or a relaxing drink late at night. What’s more, you can simply keep topping up the pot with hot water to continue savouring the tea leaves’ soothing flavour up to five times in a row.
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Japan is renowned for its elaborate tea ceremony and for producing green tea that changes its taste as it cools. However, Organic Kagoshima Sencha Yabukita isn’t one of them. While Japanese and deserving of a sense of ceremony when it’s brewed, Kagoshima Sencha Yabukita maintains its mild yet stimulating taste at whatever temperature it’s drunk. Even when it is brewed for the first time, Kagoshima Sencha Yabukita doesn’t have any astringency and has a smooth body. Its deliciously sweet aftertaste also lingers, inviting you to take another sip. The second time Kagoshima Sencha Yabukita is brewed it continues to offer a full bodied and satisfyingly refreshing cup of tea.
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The harvesting process for Kabusecha Green tea is rather unique. Like all teas, the leaves are left to grow in natural sunlight. Then 2-3 weeks before they’re harvested the tea plants are covered with huge black sheets to block around half of the sunlight, hence the name Kabusecha which literally means ‘covered tea’. The reason for this is to bring out the tea’s highly sweet taste and remove any hint of bitterness. This has led to comparisons with Japanese Gyokuro tea, both in terms of taste and the emerald green colour of the leaves.
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This is high quality Sencha green tea from Uji in Kyoto, Japan. Sencha is highly valued as a luxury tea and used in Japanese tea ceremonies marking important family events. Japan produces some of the best green teas in the world.
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When tea leaves are harvested in Japan they go through a very precise steaming process to ensure the aroma and flavour can be released when it arrives in your mug or tea pot. Sencha Fukamushi is a Premium tea which goes through a deeper phase of steaming than most other types of tea. This is where it gets its name ‘Fukamushi’ referring to the deep steaming process, whereas Chumushi tea is produced with medium steaming and for Asamushi tea steaming is light. The deep steaming phase helps to further reduce the tea leaf’s vegetal qualities while further softening and sweetening its taste.
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