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High Tea Co Green TeaHigh Tea Co Green Tea
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High Tea Co Green Tea
Sencha green tea leaves Grassy, fresh and very slightly tart Sold in 125g reusable caddy.
£9.95
Ronnefeldt Bancha Organic Pouch PackRonnefeldt Bancha Organic Pouch Pack
Organic
Ronnefeldt Bancha Organic Pouch Pack
Organic Japanese Green Tea Sold in a 50g re-sealable pouch pack
£5.30
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Ronnefeldt GabalongRonnefeldt Gabalong
Ronnefeldt Gabalong
A typical grassy Japanese green tea Sold in 100g bags
£12.80
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Ronnefeldt SenchaRonnefeldt Sencha
Ronnefeldt Sencha
A typical slightly grassy green tea from Japan Sold in 100g bags
£4.90

Ronnefeldt Gyokuro OrganicRonnefeldt Gyokuro Organic
Organic
Ronnefeldt Gyokuro Organic
A superior Green tea with subtly spicy notes Sold in 100g bags
£19.80
Ronnefeldt Fancy Sencha OrganicRonnefeldt Fancy Sencha Organic
Organic
Ronnefeldt Fancy Sencha Organic
A favourite amongst Japanese green teas is this exquisite tea Sold in 100g bags
£7.30

Ronnefeldt Kabusecha Orihime OrganicRonnefeldt Kabusecha Orihime Organic
Organic
Ronnefeldt Kabusecha Orihime Organic
Exclusive organic Japanese Green tea. It has a range of flavours from fresh nuts to sweet pears.  Sold in 50g re-sealable bags    
£11.30
Ronnefeldt Shincha Wakana OrganicRonnefeldt Shincha Wakana Organic
Organic
Ronnefeldt Shincha Wakana Organic
Exclusive organic Japanese green tea. A first flush tart and sweet.  Sold in 50g re-sealable bags  
£18.60
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Ronnefeldt Bancha OrganicRonnefeldt Bancha Organic
Organic
Ronnefeldt Bancha Organic
A refreshing tea with typical Japanese character Sold in 100g bags
£5.50
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Ronnefeldt Matcha Horai OrganicRonnefeldt Matcha Horai Organic
Organic
Ronnefeldt Matcha Horai Organic
Organic Matcha from Ronnefeldt Sold in 30g tins  
£33.20

Ronnefeldt Matcha Hikari OrganicRonnefeldt Matcha Hikari Organic
Organic
Ronnefeldt Matcha Hikari Organic
Organic Matcha from Ronnefeldt Sold in 30g tins  
£26.50
Ronnefeldt Matcha PremixRonnefeldt Matcha Premix
Ronnefeldt Matcha Premix
A pre-mix for Matcha based creations Sold in 200g
£15.90

Japan Kukicha Hayashi
Organic
Japan Kukicha Hayashi
A definitive black tea with a refreshing and pleasantly sweet character Sold in 100g
£18.90
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Hayashi Mai Bancha Organic
Organic
Hayashi Mai Bancha Organic
A perfect Japanese Bancha for a green tea lover Sold in 100g bags
£12.50

Morimoto Shincha Organic
Organic
Morimoto Shincha Organic
A fresh 2016 Shincha from the Morimoto tea gardens. Sold in 50g bags  
£15.90
Morimoto Nami Sencha Organic
Organic
Morimoto Nami Sencha Organic
A typically tasty Japanese Sencha. 'Sencha' meaning steamed tea Sold in 100g bags
£9.90
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Morimoto Fancy Sencha Organic
Organic
Morimoto Fancy Sencha Organic
A superb Japanese Sencha with sweet, fragrant character Sold in 100g bags
£20.60
Morimoto Gyokuro Organic
Organic
Morimoto Gyokuro Organic
A fresh and mild green tea with an intense green cup colour Sold in 100g bags
£22.90

Sencha Senpai
Sencha Senpai
A perfectly balanced Sencha green tea Sold in 100g bags
£4.40
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Ronnefeldt Tea Couture Fancy SenchaRonnefeldt Tea Couture Fancy Sencha
Ronnefeldt Tea Couture Fancy Sencha
A premium large leaved dark Sencha. 100g sold in a decorative tea caddy tin.  
£9.40

Ronnefeldt Groovy Green Tea SelectionRonnefeldt Groovy Green Tea Selection
Ronnefeldt Groovy Green Tea Selection
A selection of three of the best loose leaf green teas.  Save 5% when buying these teas together.
£18.30
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A Guide To Japanese Green Tea

Japanese loose leaf green tea is characterised by a fresh, tart flavour and a bright, grassy-green colour.

Tea plays an important part in Japanese culture, as seen in the famous tea ceremony, with Matcha Tea at the heart!

This is an important part of Japan's social fabric, providing a welcome chance for silent contemplation and spiritual refreshment.

There are many different types of Japanese tea that are well known and loved around the world. One of these being Sencha, with its delicately sweet flavour, it is among the most popular green teas in Japan.

It is also delicious as a Flavoured Green Tea, as evidenced by our bestselling Ronnefeldt Morgentau (Morning Dew).

Bancha is also a well-liked green tea, drunk on a daily basis by many in Japan.

And then there is Gyokuro: an exquisite, high-grade tea of the same origins as Matcha - and just as ideal for a special occasion.

How is Japanese Green Tea Produced?

There are many types of Green tea and the process varies depending on whichever Green tea you choose.

One thing to consider is that Green teas are known as unfermented teas. So, the fermentation process that takes place in most tea production is not present with green tea.

The most customary practice includes:

  • Withering: Once the tea leaves have been harvested they are laid out and exposed to heat – whether this might be natural sunlight or a temperature controlled room. This dries the leaves reducing any leftover moisture.
  • Steaming: In Japan, the tea leaves are steamed to stop oxidization and the fermentation process. This step in the production can be detrimental to the look, taste and aroma of the tea if not done properly.
  • Rolling: Once the heating process is complete the tea leaves are rolled into different shapes. Typically, the tea leaves will be rolled, twisted and then rolled again to give the tea leaves their characteristic needle shape.
  • Drying: The final process in production - after being rolled into various shapes the tea leaves are dried.

History of Japanese Green Tea

The relationship between Japan and tea is long, dating back to the 9th century when Buddhist monks brought the first tea seeds to the country!

The Zen Buddhist priest, Eisai, believed that all people should drink tea for its health benefits.

Uji is the most established tea producing region in Japan. Even today the most expensive and premium teas are still grown in the Uji region!

Interestingly, all commercial tea produced in Japan today is green tea! However, for a short time in the 19th & 20th centuries, black tea was also produced there.

Health Benefits of Japanese Green Tea

Green tea is rich in antioxidants and the claimed health benefits of the tea are well documented!

  • Could help you lose weight: Many people claim that the antioxidants in Green tea could help speed up your metabolism and encourage your body to burn fat - making it easier for you to lose weight.
  • Could keep your teeth healthy: The antioxidant catechin is present in green tea. Catechin is important as it has the potential to keep your teeth healthy as the antioxidant is able to kill bacteria in the mouth – preventing fillings & gum disease.
  • Could reduce risk of cancer: Studies have shown that some green tea drinkers have a lower risk of developing certain cancers.
  • Could reduce stress: Not only does green tea contain caffeine, which can elevate mood, it also contains L-Theanine – an amino acid that is known to reduce stress.

HOW TO BREW Japanese Green Tea

Whether you want to use the loose leaves or try a tea bag infusion, the standard process is the same.

The standard process is as follows:

  1. Boil some freshly poured cold water
  2. Place the tea leaves in a tea strainer
  3. Pour the hot water over the leaves
  4. Steep the tea for the appropriate amount of time
  5. Strain the tea
  6. Add a dash of milk to taste, sweeten if required
  7. Sit back and enjoy!

Brewing Table

  Ranging from half a level teaspoon to 1 heaped teaspoon 

   2-3 minutes

   A range of colours including: Light Green, Pale Green, Green, Emerald Green, Dark Yellow, Pale Yellow, Yellow & Chartreuse.

NOTE: Please make sure to read the individual brewing instructions on each pack of tea.

Our top recommendations are:

  1. Ronnefeldt Fancy Sencha: An exquisite, delicately leafed Sencha: light green in the cup, with a continual but gentle breath of bitter sweetness.
  2. Ronnefeldt Bancha Organic: A freshly tart, tangy, mildly grassy Japanese style tea made from larger leaves containing very little caffeine.
  3. Ronnefeldt Gabalong:A typical grassy Japanese green tea speciality, drunk mainly for its health-giving properties