Teas from Japan

After China Japan is the oldest tea culture in the world. Sometime between 6th and 9th Century, Buddhist monks bought tea from China. For centuries, until the 16th Century it was only available to the imperial court.

Japanese tea tends not to be fermented, they vary widely but all present a fresh, clear character. Some are strong, intense and tangy, while others are milder, with tender grassy notes and a light sweetness.

Take your time looking through our descriptions and maybe try a few different types before you settle on something you really like.