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GREEN TEA: A TRADITION IN JAPAN

Green tea has an important place in Japanese society. This is the drink that is offered to guests.

Over 99% of the tea we consume in Japan is green tea. It was introduced in the eighth century with the arrival of Buddhism. It symbolizes purity, "shi", the flow of energy circulating in every living thing.

The cere...

GREEN TEA: A TRADITION IN JAPAN

Green tea has an important place in Japanese society. This is the drink that is offered to guests.

Over 99% of the tea we consume in Japan is green tea. It was introduced in the eighth century with the arrival of Buddhism. It symbolizes purity, "shi", the flow of energy circulating in every living thing.

The ceremony of green tea is a true Zen ritual, every gesture and every utensil is important. This is a reflection of the time values ​​namely harmony, respect, purity and serenity.

We consume daily either in drink, or in infusion in food.

Japanese vending machines certainly offer more drink green tea than soda.

DIFFERENT GRADES OF GREEN TEA

The Kyoto region is well known for the quality of its green tea, especially at Uji.

As with wine there are different qualities of green tea. Here are some examples.

Among the most expensive and high qualities we found gyokuro (0.4% of production) and matcha (tencha). They come from plantations covered to protect from the sun. Harvesting is done by hand only and only up to three leaves are harvested by branch. With 3 kg of leaves is obtained 1 kg of tea.

Sencha green tea is probably the most common, approximately 70% of production in Japan, there are several quality for local and manufacturing method.

The most common is often offered in restaurants during dinner is the Hoji cha. Although this is a green tea is brown in color, it is roasted green tea.

The high quality green tea is almost transparent (except for matcha), it is soft and provides a slightly vegetal taste.

The preparation of green tea varies depending on the variety. For matcha water should be at 70 degrees, use 60 ounces of water and 2 grams of matcha. For gyokuro will require water between 50 and 60 degrees and steep for 2 minutes in 25 cl. A change of a few degrees can change its taste.

The water quality is very important for the taste of tea, soft water is preferred to hard water.

BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA

Scientists have found that the cancers were less common in countries where people eat or drink  a lot of green tea.

This is due to polyphenols, antioxidant which scavenges free oxygen radicals which develop in early cancer. Thus green tea inhibits the proteins responsible for cancer productions. It prevents the diseased cells from multiplying.

Green tea stimulates the heart and increases blood circulation, it has a preventive role against diabetes.

Its high content of vitamin strengthens the body and mind.

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  • This is the package of Uji Matcha Cappuccino of famous tea house "Itoh Kyuemon". by using the fine Itoh Kyuemon's Matcha green tea which grinded with stone mills.It is a real cappuccino scented with rich flavor of Matcha. (*There is no coffee)The foam is creamy and fluffy.It is a rare commodity unique to Uji, home of Japanese tea and also recommended for...

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  • Let's enjoy in a different form the high-quality green tea.Matcha is made by grinding tea which is raw material leaves.So you can enjoy the nutrition, rich aroma and deep flavor of tea leaves as they are. and the bitter and mild taste of matcha is delicious.It is Powder Green Tea of famous Itoh Kyuemon of Kyoto and Uji.To make you enjoy the fine Uji Tea...

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    Although it is powdered this green tea is not a matcha but a sencha manufactured by the tea house from Kyoto Ito Kyuemon.You can easily use it as an ingredient for your dishes (soup, vinaigrette, salt ....) or for your desserts (yogurt, cake, smoothie ...)As it is sencha you can also drink it. No need to infuse, just pour hot water directly. By consuming...

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    If you are looking for a high quality sencha, we recommend this green tea for its flavor and umami taste.It is also the best selling of Fukujuen tea house because although it is a sencha it has all the assets of a gyokuro.Only available in Kyoto, it is part of the Ujicha (green tea of ​​Uji) which are the pride of Kyoto."Miyako no Tatsumi" is the...

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  • This Genmaicha is a karigane, so it was made from tea stem and grilled brown rice.As it contains little caffeine it can be drunk daily by the whole family even during meals.All ingredients come from the Kyoto farms.Easy to drink even if you are not fond of green tea, it has a sweet flavor with the taste of grilled rice.Discover our selection of best...

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    This Genmaicha was made from sencha tea leaves and grilled brown rice.It is a subtle blend of flavor between the freshness of green tea and the grilled taste of rice."Asatsyu" means morning dew, evoking the refreshing sweetness of the morning.It is a tea to be consumed daily, especially during meals because it contains less caffeine.Green tea leaves and...

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    Karigane is a mixture of green tea stems and leaves.Generally cheaper than other tea, its price varies depending on the quality of the green tea leaves used. This one was made with sencha leaves.It has a much less bitter flavor than sencha, which is why people like it.Handmade in Kyoto, it contains however less nutrients than green tea using tea...

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    This sencha "Momoyama" is a green tea with a slight bitter and refreshing taste perfect for every day. Momoyama is the period of the late sixteenth century which marked the beginning of the importance of the art of green tea.Fukujuen therefore offers us a tea that will transport us in the history of Japan trying to regain the flavor of the tea of this...

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    Ryokufu is Fukamushi Sencha,deep steamed Sencha. Because Fukamushi has a lot of powder due to the steaming process, the tea liquid becomes deep greeen. It has a full bodied taste.Sencha is the most popular Japanese tea.This sencha is a green tea that japanese drink every day in Japan when they receive guests or to accompany meals. Unlike gyokuro,...

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  • With this matcha "Uji no Tomo" you can make good dishes or good confectionery with green tea. It is a real green tea from Uji so it has a rich taste and a beautiful natural green color that one can not find in matcha sold in supermarket.Matcha matches very well with plenty of dishes and is increasingly enjoying.For example, you can mix it in the crepe or...

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    This matcha "Ryusho no Shiro" is grown and produced by the Fukujuen Tea House.It is a matcha of Uji which has the characteristic of being quite sweet. Its bitterness is light and its taste balanced.So it is also possible to use it as kitchen ingredients for your dishes or your desserts.Discover our selection of best matcha from Uji on our online store

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    "Banjo no mukashi" is a matcha of Uji of high quality.It is characterized by beautiful deep green color of tea and it's deep umami taste.Produced by the Fukujuen Tea House, renowned for its green tea quality, this matcha will take you to the zen universe of Japan.It is recommended for the "Koicha" (thick tea), you will appreciate its rich flavor and it's...

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    This is the superior Houjicha Roasted Green Tea of ITO KYUEMON (the famous Uji Green Tea brand / Shop in Kyoto since 1832) There are 3 different level (quality) of Houjicha in this brand. and this one TAKARA KAORI is the best quality and most expensive one of those. once you try this Houjicha, you can't change different Houjicha just like us. The rich...

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    This green tea SENCHA is suitable to drink everyday. This Sencha "SEIFU" is one of the high quality sencha green tea. It is a delicious tea where you can feel a refreshing feeling in astringence of Sencha. Its specificity comes from the fact that it has been harvested in the month of May, the new tea period, which gives it an even fresher flavor than...

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    The "Tencha" which is a special tea leaves for green tea was raised carefully then grounded in a stone mill by hand in the traditional tea house in Uji, Kyoto. This Matcha "Ajirogi" has less bitter taste, it contains much more "umami" rich taste. It's especially recommended for "Koicha" very thick and strong tea to taste more deeply. These tea leaves are...

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    This Sencha "Kisenyama" is suitable to drink everyday. It is one of our most popular sencha with a fresh fragrance and easy to drink for everybody.It is representative of Uji Sencha. It contains many catechins which are ingredients peculiar to green tea.It is a flavor with a high aroma and refreshing sensation. highly recommended to try this sencha if...

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    Uji Matcha with gold flakes "KIN-UN"15g/canThis is a high quality grade matcha of Uji with beautiful and gorgeous gold flakes.Carefully grounded fine tea by the stone mill, then mixed it with pure gold flakes.It's recommended for especially special occasion, tea ceremony...etc.Please enjoy luxury and special moment with this rich and deep taste....

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    This Asatsyu houjicha is a roasted green tea that is drunk during or after meals. It diffuses a light grilled flavor and a refreshing taste very appreciated by all.Moreover it contains little caffeine, so it can be drunk even in the evening.We also recommend to drink it with milk to make a houjicha latte, it is a true delight !!Discover our selection...

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    This kabusecha is called Gion (園 園) in reference to the Kyoto district where you can see the Geiko and Maiko dancing and playing traditional music.Tasting this kabusecha you will have the impression of strolling through the streets of Gion.Like all kabusecha teas, it has the characteristic of being both sweet and bitter.Thanks to its traditional...

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    This Karigane tea is a "Stems tea made of Gyokuro" which is made of stems of tealeaves. It is less bitter, and has a refreshing flavor. This karigane is a green tea made from gyokuro stems sorted during the manufacturing process.Less expensive than the gyokuro leaves, it nevertheless delivers a sweet flavor on the palate much better than a low-end...

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    Blend of high quality stems tea and roasted rice. Genmaicha is a mixture of Japanese tea with roasted brown rice. With hot water, it gives you a toasty, but wonderful rice flavor spread. This "Gold Karerigane Genmaicha"is a brend of high quality stem tea and roasted rice. Its aroma spreads a sweet smell of roasted rice that mitigates the bitterness of...

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    Among the premium sencha here is "Hachijuhachi" (88 in Japanese)This name refers to the period 88 days after spring. This is the time when in Japan we harvest the best green tea, it is an old tradition.This sencha is therefore composed of these leaves which make it possible to obtain a unique green and vegetable green tea.Aroma of lush Spring from deep...

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    This high quality Sencha is called Manpuku in reference to the Obaku-san Manpuku-ji Temple.The Buddhist monk Baisao, (literally "old tea seller") of this temple used to drink Sencha among the population of Kyoto during the 18th century.It is a green tea with a rich and sweet taste.Made traditionally, totally natural, it will also take care of your...

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    Sencha is the most popular Japanese tea. Sencha Ginkaku is made of vivid green tea leaves, which recieved a lot of sunlight. Sencha Ginkaku has an ideal combination of sweetness and bitterness of Sencha.This sencha will appeal to anyone looking for drinking a green tea daily.If you are concerned about your health and you pay attention to what you eat,...

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