Historically, these teas have set the standard for combining high quality with reliable taste.
There are three main types produced in Japan:
There are also variations such as bancha, genmaicha, kukicha, and others.
Some vendors may use the same name but purchase their leaf from a different tea garden which can give a different taste.
It then becomes important to sample a wide variety until you find your favorite vendors and selections.
Here are over 115 different varieties and grades of green teas from Japan for your enjoyment with some sources.
Chiran Yutaka Midori
Green Kuki Cha
Green Kuki Cha Kamakura
Specialty named Gyokuro teas
Kuradashi Pinnacle, Ogura
Yame Hoshino Village
Kukicha, Gokubo Kukamishi,First Flush
Ku-ki Ho-ji cha
Chiyo Mukashi, Uji
Hana no En
Hojin No Shiro
Ice Cream Grade
Koto no Tsuki
Omaezaki Shincha Yabukita
Ono-en Shin Cha
River Willow (Yanagi Premium Green)
Specialty named Sencha teas
Asamushi, Uji, Ujibashi San no Ma, First Flush Sencha
Extra Green with Matcha
Kagoshima, Yutaka Midori
Nishi First Flush, organic
Powdered in Packets
Scent of Mountains
Spring Harvest Kawakami
Sincha, Kagoshima Sae Midori
Ureshino Tama Ryo-kucha
Zuisho Pine Sencha
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