(Re)discover Japanese Green Tea
This tea has dark green curly leaves and is mixed with roasted brown rice. When dry, the tea has a crisp scent. Its liquor is light yellow/green and has a toasty aroma. It is smooth yet satisfying, as it tastes like popcorn! With a lower caffeine content, it is the perfect nightcap.
What is Genmaicha? (pronounced: gen-my-cha, with a hard 'g' as in 'get')
Genmaicha (玄米茶) literally translates as "brown rice tea" and is a type of flavoured green tea mixed with roasted brown rice.
While most Genmaicha uses Bancha (番茶, third or fourth flush green tea) as the base, ours uses Tamaryokucha (玉緑茶, literally translates as "ball-shaped green tea"), which is a regional specialty of Ureshino in Saga Prefecture.
Tamaryokucha is a type of steamed green tea that skips the final rolling step, which results in the leaves having a curly, "comma" shape. As the leaves are slightly less processed than regular Sencha, it is less astringent and more robust in umami.
Ureshino, Saga Prefecture, Japan
The Green Tea Shop was founded under one simple mission: to help people (re)discover and experience Japanese green tea in a whole new way. We'll introduce simple and modern ways to brew tea, fun recipes, the beauty of the Japanese culture behind them.
Green teas from Kyushu, Japan
Kyushu (九州) is an island in Southwest Japan. Teas from this region are naturally sweet, as farmers and producers cater to the sweet tooth of people in Kyushu.
We specialize in green tea from Kyushu, as we believe that this sweeter profile makes it a better introduction to Japanese green tea.