Green tea plays an essential role in Japanese culture, weaving a common thread through the daily lives of citizens and visitors, young and old. Grown from Uji to Shizuoka (and many other regions). Japanese green tea differs from its Chinese counterparts by showcasing more uniform flavor from the steamed leaves. Matcha, a favorite beverage of Japanese tea drinkers and health enthusiasts alike, is made from the highest-quality crops, which are then milled, prepared and shared—most traditionally during the Chanoyu tea ceremony. We’ve hand-selected our collection of Japanese greens for their superior flavor, potency and skillful craftsmenship. These loose-leaf teas can withstand up to three to four steepings, and in lower temperatures than China greens.