Green Tea

            all teas and ingredients marked with an asterisk are organic

The intention when producing green tea is to preserve the natural and medicinal qualities of Camellia sinensis. After the leaves are picked they are left in the sun to wither. They are then either pan fired (China), steamed (Japan), or rotated in heat cylinders (India). This process prevents the leaves from oxidizing. Next the leaves are rolled giving them a distinct appearance while helping to regulate the release of the natural substances and flavor during the steeping process. In the final step the leaves are dried by firing. This preserves the natural fragrances and flavors. Green tea produces an astringent and flavorful infusion that is golden green in color.

The medicinal properties of green tea come mostly from the polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants found in fruits, garlic, potatoes, and some varieties of nuts. There are many kinds of polyphenols, but the catechins (polyphenols in tea) may be the strongest and most remarkable of all. There are five major types of catechins in green tea, of them epigallo catechin gallate (EGCg) is the most potent and has the highest level with the broadest spectrum of cancer fighting activity.

A cup of green tea contains approximately 40-90 mg. of EGCg and approximately 20 milligrams of caffeine.

Chinese Green Tea

Jasmine Dragon Pearls
One of the finest teas in the universe, these tightly rolled, white-green pellets impart a heavenly jasmine flavor! When brewed, the pearls unfurl to reveal a bud and two leaves picked from the very top of the tea plant. They are prepared by mixing the delicate flowers of the night-blooming jasmine with tea each evening. With nightfall, the blossoms open and infuse the tea with their sweet aroma. Each morning, the spent flowers are removed and fresh blossoms readied for the evening. This process is repeated a number of times, depending on the grade of tea. For top jasmine grades, the nightly infusion continue for twelve consecutive nights. Jasmine tea is said to reduce nervous tension, decrease saturated fat in the body and increase circulation. Jasmine Dragon Pearl is more dense than other teas so one or two teaspoons for a teapot is all that is required

Brew 1 teaspoon per cup or teapot at 180º-190º and steep for 1 - 1½ minutes

  1.25oz Small Bag: $7.00

Japanese Green Tea

Strawberry Pomegranate Green Tea
Sencha with All Natural Flavors. 
One of our most popular iced teas we serve in our tea house! Delicious over ice, this is a very popular tea of ours.

Brew tea at 190º and steep for 1-2 minutes

  1.5oz Small Bag: $5.00

  4oz Large Bag: $11.00

Apricot Mango Green Tea
Sencha with All Natural Flavors. 
Another one of our very popular iced teas served in our tea house. Delicious over ice, this is a crisp and light, refreshing tea.

Brew tea at 190º and steep for 1-2 minutes

  1.5oz Small Bag: $5.00

  3oz Large Bag: $11.00

Pineapple Coconut
Green Tea

Sencha, Toasted Organic Coconut, Organic Freeze-Dried Pineapple, & All Natural Pineapple & Coconut Flavor

  1.5oz Small Bag: $5.00

  4oz Large Bag: $11.00

Also known as ‘Powdered green tea’ and traditionally used in ‘Chanoyu’ - the Japanese Tea Ceremony. Matcha has a special spiritual significance in Japan. It is said that a person operating within the rules of Chanoyu finds the five senses working at their fullest.

Matcha first began its rise in the popular Japanese culture through Zen Buddhist Ritual in the 12th Century. By the 13th it has also been embraced by Samurai Warrior Culture, and thus the foundations of the tea ceremony were laid.

Just as Matcha is essential to Japan’s traditional art of the tea ceremony, a cup of Matcha brings about mental concentration, emotional stability, and composure of the mind. Many people are surprised to discovered that matcha comes from the same plant as all other teas (Camelia Sinensis), and is the world’s most nutritious know natural beverage. Unlike black tea and green tea whose ingredients are infused in water and discarded, Matcha has ingredients that can be utilized fully to activate the organic functions of human body. It is a beverage good for both the mind and the body. In addition to the plethora of benefits found in the powerful antioxidant, EGCG, which is found in Matcha, this organic Japanese import has appealed to one crowd in particular; the increasing numbers of holistic, alternative healing, health conscious and Yogi population have all welcomed this high quality green tea into their daily lives because it is commonly known to assist in meditative focus, calming and relaxation. Matcha contains essential vitamins and minerals and has shown long term health benefits due to its many disease fighting nutrients. It has 9 times the beta carotene of spinach, 4 times that of carrots, and approximately 10 times the polyphenols and antioxidants of regular teas.

In making this tea, the tea plants are covered with bamboo mats in the last few weeks of their growing season to promote full flavor. After the leaves are plucked, they are immediately steamed to spread the chlorophyll throughout the leaves and stop any oxidation. The leaves are then dried and rapidly cooled. The resulting dried product is called rough tea, or Aracha. Aracha is then cut into small pieces and the twigs, veins and stems are removed. The leaves are dried again and the resulting product is known as Tencha. Tencha is then ground by stone mills in a climate-controlled, clean room to produce Matcha. A single mill can only process 40 grams of leaves per hour.

The physical and mental benefits associated with the matcha experience have also encouraged creative thinkers and culinary artists from all professions to find multiple uses for this pure green tea. Ice cream makers, chefs, bakers, and creative culinary types foodies across the world are increasingly using gourmet quality matcha. Matcha green tea recipes include everything from green tea latte and green tea smoothies to dessert matcha and ice cream matcha. It is an understatement to say that matcha has come a long way from its sole use in Japanese tea ceremonies.

Matcha has a sweet, buttery, and rich oceanic taste. It is ideally prepared with a bamboo whisk in a bowl. However, it can also be prepared in a variety of drinks, shakes, smoothies, ice cream, cookies and other baked goods.



Premium Chef's Grade

A premium culinary grade matcha that still tastes amazing, yet is much more affordable than higher grade ceremonial matcha. It's the highest grade of culinary we could find, so it still has a rich vibrant taste and color to it. A touch less sweet than ceremonial grade, but not as astringent as lower quality culinary versions.  

Flavor Profile: Creamy, oceanic, slightly sweet & very fragrant.

Heat water to 170°-190° and use 1-2 tsp of Matcha per 8 ounces of water, then whisk or use a mini mixer or frother to blend.

For a matcha latte add sweetener and creamer.
Our favorite recipe is an extremely yummy 
non-dairy version, and is especially awesome over ice!!: 
Matcha, Aroy-D Coconut Milk, and a splash of So Delicious French Vanilla Almondmilk or Coconutmilk Creamer.

  2oz Bag: $12.00