Green Tea Buyer’s Guide
If you want to try green tea but aren’t sure where to start, this guide is for you!
Enjoy the rich diversity in green teas. There is a tea to fit your every mood and palate. All green tea comes from the camellia sinensis plant, and the delightful differences are developed by where and how it’s grown and processed.
First notice the abundant aroma, then the vibrant color, and the full flavors… Green tea can help you kick off your day with a healthy start and feel more focused; plus it’s an antioxidant powerhouse!
Pure Green Teas
Pure unflavored green teas and complex and nuanced. They can be sweet and delicate or bold and vegetal. Chinese and Japanese green teas are different. In China the leaves are wok or pan-fired for a nutty, toasty profile. In Japan, teas are predominately steamed which creates a deep green color and grassy flavor.
If you go for classic Chinese green teas, try our dreamy Clouds and Mist Green Tea. Dark leaves emit sweet aromas of purple grapes and red plums. The strikingly smooth flavor contains no astringency whatsoever. Sweet, mellow notes transform into a soft, gauzy aftertaste.
Our Organic Mao Feng Green Tea is highly aromatic, with the savory-sweet aroma of a spring meadow. This tea brews into a green-gold liquor with a rich scent. The infusion is savory-sweet and palate-filling. Roasty hints and floral notes give this tea a classic Chinese green tea flavor profile and a refreshing finish.
The blue-green leaves of our Sencha Supreme Green Tea are tightly compressed into needle-like shapes. As they open during infusion, they release smooth, soft, broth-like aromas with hints of fresh ocean air. The hazy, green infusion is thick and sweet, with a distinctly vegetal flavor. The aftertaste leans slightly toward the sweeter side of the flavor spectrum.
Flavored Green Teas
Flavored green teas meld delicious teas with a variety of flavors and spices. Fruity, floral, spicey… the options are endless!
The tea leaves in our Organic Jasmine Pearls Green Tea are hand-rolled into orbs and beautiful in color and leaf texture. The blossom-forward aroma, well-defined green flavor and rich, honeyed notes bring forward a delightful, smooth cup.
Our Raspberry Tart Green Tea, with its lovely tea leaves, pink cornflowers and fruit pieces impart a pale golden-green infusion and creamy aroma. This delightful tea is delicate and a little jammy, with hints of candied pineapple that brighten the blend.
The beautiful leaf of Citrus Mint Green Tea emits a mint-forward aroma. The first sip of this golden liquor is a nicely balanced mix of clear green tea, spearmint and citrus. Lemongrass adds zest and brightens the flavor balance. The cup retains a light mint character which is refreshing.
And, then there’s matcha…
Our Organic Ceremonial Matcha is a smooth powdered green tea with a bold green aroma. Whisk it to a froth with a bamboo whisk, and enjoy the rich earthy flavor with notes of semisweet chocolate and sweet cream.
Peach Matcha Green Tea Powder is a novel twist on matcha which brings together the perfect amount of peach and sweetness to traditional matcha. Juicy stone fruit notes balance the green tea astringency. A refreshing lightness and grounding earthiness make for an enjoyable cup. Matcha can have a slightly astringent note. This approachable matcha offers mellow, fruity freshness that is packed with flavor (and antioxidants!).
Still not sure where to begin? Check out our Green Tea Sampler, Pure Green Tea Sampler, or create your own mix-and-match sampler with our sample size option. Browse our green teas online to find your perfect cup. Welcome to our world of green teas!