[vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_tour][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome="fas fa-leaf" add_icon="true" title="Unoxidized Green Teas" tab_id="1617616282382-201c961a-69b3"][woodmart_responsive_text_block font="text" size="small" align="left" woodmart_css_id="606c3e6264dcf" content_width="100" inline="no"]

All tea starts off as green.

Green tea stays green because its leaves are shielded from oxidation during its crafting, with the result that the chemical composition of the dry leaves is very close to that of newly picked leaves which have been simply left to wilt naturally.[/woodmart_responsive_text_block][woodmart_responsive_text_block font="text" size="small" align="left" woodmart_css_id="606c3e149a40c" content_width="100" inline="no"]Chinese green teas are wok-fired, whilst Japanese green teas are steamed in a process called ‘fixing’. This is simply the application of heat to kill the naturally occuring enzymes in the leaf that would otherwise enable oxidation. [/woodmart_responsive_text_block][woodmart_responsive_text_block font="text" size="small" align="left" woodmart_css_id="606c3e2600b75" content_width="100" inline="no"]The liquor of green tea is clean, subtle, fresh and vibrant, and there is no better way to refresh and rejuvenate yourself during the day than to enjoy a cup of naturally sweet, antioxidant-rich green tea. [/woodmart_responsive_text_block][woodmart_title size="small" font_weight="600" align="left" style="underlined" woodmart_css_id="606d2d279a6d3" title="OUR GREEN TEAS" title_width="100" css=".vc_custom_1617767729322{margin-top: 20px !important;}"][woodmart_products product_hover="quick" orderby="modified" order="DESC" taxonomies="124" sale_countdown="0" stock_progress_bar="0" highlighted_products="0" products_bordered_grid="0" lazy_loading="no" img_size="medium" columns="4"][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome="fas fa-leaf" add_icon="true" title="Japanese Green Teas" tab_id="1617767428798-cfebf849-9dff"][woodmart_responsive_text_block font="text" size="small" align="left" woodmart_css_id="606d2c2e825ff" content_width="100" inline="no"]Japanese green teas are renowned for their umami sweetness, suggestive of the ocean and refreshing spring greens. Along with an abundance of other fresh, clean and complex flavours, The sweetness of Japanese green teas is not “sugary” but subtle. This umami sweetness is really pronounced, especially on second and third tasting. [/woodmart_responsive_text_block][woodmart_responsive_text_block font="text" size="small" align="left" woodmart_css_id="606d2c4b6ae2e" content_width="100" inline="no"]Umami sweetness is apparent at different intensities depending on the tea and is directly related to how the tea was cultivated and processed. Some higher grades Japanese Green teas (such as Gyokuro) undergo weeks of under-shade (open-air) cultivation, which inhibits astringent (bitter) tannin formation and promotes theanine, the amino acid which we experience as umami. [/woodmart_responsive_text_block][woodmart_responsive_text_block font="text" size="small" align="left" woodmart_css_id="606d2c64c4b82" content_width="100" inline="no"]It is a testament to the extraordinary care applied in the making of Japanese green tea, to see huge screens of rice straw or synthetic netting erected to cover entire tea fields, then dismantled after two or three weeks to once again allow direct sunlight on to the young, vitamin-rich tea plants.[/woodmart_responsive_text_block][woodmart_responsive_text_block font="text" size="small" align="left" woodmart_css_id="606d2c80eee49" content_width="100" inline="no"]Steaming is the archetypal Japanese tea-manufacture process. It serves to fix the vivid, dark, emerald colour of the leaf and preserve the natural enzymes packed with flavour. Standard steaming last for less than a minute, while deep steaming imparts a deeper colour and stronger flavour. [/woodmart_responsive_text_block][woodmart_title size="small" font_weight="600" align="left" style="underlined" woodmart_css_id="606bde117c3f1" title="OUR JAPANESE GREEN TEAS" title_width="100" css=".vc_custom_1617681947591{margin-top: 20px !important;}"][woodmart_products product_hover="quick" orderby="modified" order="DESC" taxonomies="127" sale_countdown="0" stock_progress_bar="0" highlighted_products="0" products_bordered_grid="0" lazy_loading="no" img_size="medium" columns="4"][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome="fas fa-leaf" add_icon="true" title="Chinese Green Teas" tab_id="1617767585490-21747f52-c010"][woodmart_responsive_text_block font="text" size="small" align="left" woodmart_css_id="606d2ccd62df1" content_width="100" inline="no"]With flavours ranging from sweet to creamy, toasty or nutty, the finest Chinese green teas come from the country’s eastern and south-eastern regions, and the most prized are those harvested in early spring. [/woodmart_responsive_text_block][woodmart_responsive_text_block font="text" size="small" align="left" woodmart_css_id="606d2ce5a48ad" content_width="100" inline="no"]The lighter, sweeter and smoother the green tea, the higher the grade. The finishing method contributes to the tea’s unique appearance, aroma, and taste.[/woodmart_responsive_text_block][woodmart_responsive_text_block font="text" size="small" align="left" woodmart_css_id="606d2d058011d" content_width="100" inline="no"]Each region possesses its own traditional styles of tea making, though even within a region there are variations between villages and producers.[/woodmart_responsive_text_block][woodmart_title size="small" font_weight="600" align="left" style="underlined" woodmart_css_id="606c060316f7c" title="OUR CHINESE GREEN TEA" title_width="100"][woodmart_products layout="carousel" product_hover="quick" taxonomies="126" slides_per_view="4" autoplay="no" hide_pagination_control="no" hide_prev_next_buttons="no" center_mode="no" wrap="no" sale_countdown="0" stock_progress_bar="0" highlighted_products="0" products_bordered_grid="0" lazy_loading="no" scroll_carousel_init="no" img_size="medium"][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome="fas fa-chalkboard-teacher" add_icon="true" title="Tea Masterclasses" tab_id="1617687853258-3bec920a-148f"][vc_raw_html]JTVCaHRtbF9ibG9jayUyMGlkJTNEJTIyMjQ3MDclMjIlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome="fas fa-comments" add_icon="true" title="What Is Oxidation?" tab_id="1617616282376-f64d1e77-221f"][vc_raw_html]JTVCaHRtbF9ibG9jayUyMGlkJTNEJTIyMjU0MzUlMjIlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tour][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Jade green, steamed Japanese tea blended with highly aromatic, fire-toasted rice kernels. Soothing, sweet, simply sublime!


The connoisseur's green tea, light and delicate, perfect to enjoy on its own or paired with simple sweets.


A wonderfully calming brew with a distinctive roasty full-bodied aroma and a delicious, settling flavour.

Mao Feng

This green tea from Yellow Mountain, eastern China, has delicate, 'sparrow tongue' leaves and a fragrant sweetness with echoes of sweetcorn or lentils.


As revered in the Japanese tea ceremony, but also a great ingredient for cakes and desserts, this is high quality Japanese green tea in natural powder form.

Rikyu Sencha Green Tea (Cold Infusion)

A high quality, fragrant Japanese green tea in quick and convenient tea bags. Makes a really delicious, ice cold refreshment.

Sakura Sencha

This gorgeous, refreshing Japanese green tea sprinkled with real sakura petals is so sweet and floral, we just fell in love with it!

Sencha Miya

A naturally sweet, delicate Japanese green tea from Shizuoka, cultivated under the 'chakusaba' system which is deeply respectful of the environment.