Gourmet Green Teas
Native to Japan and China, green tea is known for its bright, fresh flavor and soothing, restorative properties. Green teas are steamed or pan-fired to prevent fermentation and halt oxidation. This step is what retains the chlorophyll, maintaining greenness and verdancy in the leaf.
Gourmet Green Tea Health Benefits
- Retains polyphenols and antioxidants because it is not oxidized
- Relatively low caffeine content (does still contain caffeine)
- Drinking green tea can strengthen and support the immune system
Although green and black teas come from the same plant, loose leaf green tea is processed immediately to halt both fermentation and oxidation. As a result, green tea retains most of its natural green color, along with its vitamins and minerals. Very low in caffeine, green tea is fragrant, light and fresh in flavor and nose. Differences in climate and cultivation account for its many varieties.
Try some of our most popular green teas and blends: Madame Butterfly Jasmine – hand-tied Fujian green tea leaves and jasmine petals; Gyokuro – tea from leaves harvested only in April and May; Matcha Symphony – ceremonial grade organic powdered green tea; Formosa Gunpowder – tiny pellets that yield long-lasting flavor and fragrance.
Featured Green Tea:
Madame Butterfly Jasmine: $69.95