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Revised 15th June 2017 - 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
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
and Organic 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.
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.
Yame Gyokuro (44.00/50g O)
A prized gyokuro tea with long, fine leaves infusing to give a
jade green liquor that is smooth and flavourful.
Gyokuro Asahi (58.00/113.00/223.00 NEW)
This hand-made rarity has long pine needle-shaped, dark green leaves
and infuses a clear light yellow with fresh grass scent and
a highly aromatic taste. This tea can be reinfused many times.
Sencha Fukujyu (21.00/39.00/75.00 NEW)
Carefully processed and slightly steamed before rolling and drying, this
tea infuses a light olive green colour and offers a strong, distinct
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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