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Revised 21st March 2016 - Changes for Spring catalogue....
The third largest producer of tea in the world, almost all is green and consumed within the country. Tea is grown on Kyushu and on the main island, Honshu. The main classifications of tea are Gyokuro, Matcha, Sencha and Bancha.

The bulk of production is sencha, a term which describes a wide range of teas varying in quality, preparation and, of course, price. We stock a Sencha and Sencha Genmai Cha. Gyokuro is tea of the highest quality, taken from bushes which are kept in shade for three weeks prior to a single picking of the season.

Our prices are indicated in brackets and are in Canadian Dollars. They refer to 125g/250g/500g.
Yame Gyokuro (44.00/50g NEW-O)
A prized gyokuro tea with long, fine leaves infusing to give a jade green liquor that is smooth and flavourful.

Organic Sencha Uji (21.00/39.00/75.00 O)
Manufactured in the traditional manner to give a clean, rich taste - high in Vitamin C.

Organic Genmai Cha (18.00/34.00/65.00 O)
Combine the astringency and pale colour of a Japanese tea with toasted rice to give a decidedly wheaty flavour.

Houghi Cha (12.00/23.00/44.00)
A bold brown leaf infuses to give a refreshing pale yellow infusion - low caffeine content and a toasty, nutty flavour.

Organic Bancha (15.00/29.00/56.00 O)
A late harvest tea, bancha is the everyday tea of Japan. Considered healthy, it is low in caffeine and high in Vitamin C.

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