Groovy Green Tea CollectionGroovy Green Tea Collection
Groovy Green Tea Collection
A selection of three of the best loose leaf green teas.  Save 5% when buying these teas together.
Ronnefeldt Colombian GreenRonnefeldt Colombian Green
Ronnefeldt Colombian Green
Unique Colombian tea Flowery and fruity Certified Organic Sold in 100g bags

Ronnefeldt GabalongRonnefeldt Gabalong
Ronnefeldt Gabalong
A classic and very special Japanese green tea Delicate leaves with fresh, grassy nuances Sold in 100g bags
Ronnefeldt Bancha OrganicRonnefeldt Bancha Organic
Ronnefeldt Bancha Organic
A refreshing tea with typical Japanese character Sold in 100g bags

Ronnefeldt SenchaRonnefeldt Sencha
Ronnefeldt Sencha
A typical slightly grassy green tea from Japan Sold in 100g bags
Ronnefeldt Fancy Sencha OrganicRonnefeldt Fancy Sencha Organic
Ronnefeldt Fancy Sencha Organic
A favourite amongst Japanese green teas is this exquisite tea Sold in 100g bags

Ronnefeldt Bancha Organic Pouch PackRonnefeldt Bancha Organic Pouch Pack
Ronnefeldt Bancha Organic Pouch Pack
Organic Japanese Green Tea Sold in a 50g re-sealable pouch pack
Ronnefeldt Tamaryokucha Hoshinohikari OrganicRonnefeldt Tamaryokucha Hoshinohikari Organic
Ronnefeldt Tamaryokucha Hoshinohikari Organic
Exclusive organic Japanese green tea. tart, smooth and very elegant.  Sold in 50g re-sealable bags    

Ronnefeldt Shincha Wakana OrganicRonnefeldt Shincha Wakana Organic
Ronnefeldt Shincha Wakana Organic
Exclusive organic Japanese green tea. A first flush tart and sweet.  Sold in 50g re-sealable bags  
Green Tea High Tea Co Loose Leaf 125gGreen Tea High Tea Co Loose Leaf 125g
Green Tea
High Tea Co
Loose Leaf 125g
Sencha green tea leaves. Grassy, fresh and very slightly tart. Beautifully packaged in a reusable caddy.  

Morimoto Mai Bancha Organic
Morimoto Mai Bancha Organic
A perfect Japanese Bancha for a green tea lover Sold in 100g bags
Morimoto Nami Sencha Organic
Morimoto Nami Sencha Organic
A typically tasty Japanese Sencha. 'Sencha' meaning steamed tea Sold in 100g bags

Morimoto Fancy Sencha Organic
Morimoto Fancy Sencha Organic
A superb Japanese Sencha with sweet, fragrant character Sold in 100g bags
Morimoto Gyokuro Organic
Morimoto Gyokuro Organic
A fresh and mild green tea with an intense green cup colour Sold in 100g bags

Hayashi Japan Kukicha organic
Hayashi Japan Kukicha organic
A definitive black tea with a refreshing and pleasantly sweet character Sold in 100g
Ronnefeldt Matcha Horai OrganicRonnefeldt Matcha Horai Organic
Ronnefeldt Matcha Horai Organic
Organic Matcha from Ronnefeldt Sold in 30g tins  

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

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


Harvesting and Production

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.





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.


Brewing Japanese Green Tea:

  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.

Japanese green teas are some of the best in the world; delicate with mellow flavours that can be enjoyed any time of the day!

Our Japanese Green Tea favourites are:


     Fancy Sencha Organic                       Bancha Organic                                 Gabalong


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