Green teas are not oxidized. China greens are pan fired and undergo three treatments: roasting, rolling and firing. Roasting kills off the enzyme responsible for oxidation and involves heating the leaf to around 100 degrees Celsius. The leaf may be rolled into various shapes. Japan greens are manufactured by steaming rather than pan firing.
China is the homeland of tea where it was discovered some 5000 years ago. There are well over a thousand varieties of China Green tea from various provinces, such as Fujian, Anhui and Jiangsu. China greens often have stylish leaf appearances. A couple of the most famous China Green teas that we offer are Dragon Well and Bi Luo Chun.
Japan produces only Green teas - Bancha, Sencha (which we offer) and Matcha - which are unique and range in quality from the most basic to the serene sophistication the Japanese are known for. Because Japan greens are steamed, not pan-fired, they are known for their bright green liquor and herbaceous flavor.
HEALTH TIP: This tea has many properties that can help keep you in tip-top health. It contains a phytonutrient called EGCG that increases the hormone CCK, which is responsible for creating the feeling of satiation. Green tea's high EGCG content also makes it an effective cancer fighter. Studies show that drinking green tea may potentially prevent the onset or slow the progression of dementia.
4 oz. pouch yields approx. 40 cups