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Japanese Tea Production

Japanese tea has a long history dating back to the 9th century when Japanese Buddhist monks brought tea seeds from China and began cultivating tea plants in Japan. Today, Japan is known for its high-quality green tea, with varieties such as sencha, matcha, and gyokuro being among the most popular.

The production of Japanese tea involves several key steps. First, tea leaves are harvested from the tea plant, typically in the spring or early summer. The leaves are then steamed to stop the oxidation process and preserve their green color and fresh flavor. This is a critical step in the production of Japanese tea, as it distinguishes it from Chinese teas which are typically pan-fired or roasted.

Next, the steamed tea leaves are rolled and dried to remove excess moisture and shape the leaves. This is done using a variety of methods, including hand-rolling, machine rolling, or using a combination of both. The degree of rolling and drying can also vary depending on the desired type of tea. For example, sencha is typically rolled tightly and dried quickly, while gyokuro is rolled more loosely and dried more slowly to produce a more delicate flavor.

Once the tea leaves have been rolled and dried, they are sorted and graded based on their size, shape, and quality. The highest quality teas are typically made from young leaves that are picked early in the season and processed carefully to preserve their delicate flavor and aroma.

Finally, the tea is packaged and shipped to markets around the world. Japanese tea is highly prized for its freshness, quality, and unique flavor profile, which is often described as grassy, vegetal, and slightly sweet.

In addition to its delicious taste, Japanese tea is also known for its health benefits. Green tea, in particular, has been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease.

Overall, the production of Japanese tea is a careful and meticulous process that requires expertise and attention to detail. From the careful cultivation of tea plants to the precise steaming, rolling, and drying of the leaves, every step in the process is designed to produce the highest quality tea possible. Whether enjoyed on its own or as part of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, Japanese tea is a delicious and healthful beverage that is beloved by people around the world.

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Based on 9 reviews

Smooth like silk on the palate. The scent of the roasted rice and matcha intemingling like the finest fragrance.

Excellent sencha. I did not taste any bitterness at all.

Glad I stumbled on this shop

I love that it’s organic and the pricing of the items is great. Enjoyed the tea. Fast shipping and very nicely packaged!

We're so glad you like our tea. We are a store that specializes in Japanese organic tea. We hope you can find the Japanese tea you want at the right price and the taste you prefer in our online store.

Highly recommend

Great flavor and aroma, highly recommend.

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Highly recommend

Great flavor, aroma, and color (smells and looks fresh). Fast shipping and thoughtful packaging. Thanks!

Thank you very much for your valuable review. Thanks for enjoying our package. :)

My favourite

The taste is balanced And not too bitter

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Balanced of sweetness and bitterness

This one is the perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness for me. I am not fan of bitterness of tea but this combination of sweetness and little bitt of bitterness makes me feel energetic. I smell and taste the freshness with every sip in the morning. it contains 20 grams I feel the quantity is not too much. So now I wanna try their other matcha to compare.

Hello, Amber.
Thanks for leaving a thoughtful review about our matcha.

My Favorite Matcha

I have used this Koiai matcha for 3 years now since my Japanese friend recommend. I love it! It is the best I have tasted. It's fresh and nutty as well. I used to drink coffee every morning but now I make my own Matcha lattes at home. It is very dense because it is high quality ceremonial matcha so make sure you sift matcha for creamy and foaming.

Thank you for loving KOIAI Matcha. We will share this great review with our farmers. Thank you again.

Lacking customer service

I reached out twice to Osada Tea regarding my tea order, once before I bought the tea and once after regarding the discount that I did not apply and the first time a question about radiation. I never heard from anybody on either of my questions. Also the tea that I ordered tastes really bad and I don’t know why but I just can’t drink it so I was a bit of a waste of money for me and I will not be re-ordering