Theanine, the calming amino acid more prevalent in green teas from Japan, pleases all your senses to help you create your own meditative steps to mindfulness.
Soothe your anxious mind with your own green tea ritual. Each step of the sensory brewing experience — from its complex aroma to its umami flavor — can help clear your mind.
Just one cup can counter the effects of caffeine, to give you the ability to discover a path to clear concentration, creativity and stable energy.
Steeped in the Zen tradition, making Japanese green tea will inspire you to create a more mindful way to practice living in the moment, especially when you want to slow down and relax.
The many shades of Japanese green tea have a deep heritage, steeped in culture. The three largest producing regions for Japanese green tea are Shizuoka, Kagoshima and Mie, each with its own terroir that produce subtle differences in flavor and quality.
Ancient Methods in Modern Times
The secret to taste, scent and texture is not so much whether green tea is grown in shade or sunlight, but rather, what happens immediately after the harvest. The centuries-old Japanese method is to steam leaves for up to 60 seconds, and requires the utmost skill. This preserves the levels of theanine, the amino acid that helps increase its mindfulness qualities.
Handled With Care
After steaming, Japanese green tea is traditionally kneaded, rolled and dried to further preserve its flavor and aroma. Each step demands the artisan’s deep expertise with precise and meticulous attention to detail. Their dedicated craftsmanship produces the highest quality green tea in the world.