Most of the tea in the world comes of the same plant... 


...But what goes on in between the planting of that seed and the sip you take contains a world of difference! 

If you’ve only had green tea made from a bag that came from a box covered in English, you’re in for a surprise.  We have bought  our green tea DIRECTLY from the farmers in Japan, where it is grown and cut in the traditional way.  And we serve it to  you with authenticity using the farmer-recommended water-to-tea ratios, timing, and Japanese tea pots.

As traditions carried into the present, these drinks are still a part of everyday life in Japan. 

SENCHA      

THE ORIGINAL JAPANESE GREEN TEA

Surprising bitter and totally different than any bagged North American version!  All our teas come straight from Japan.  If you are looking for anti-oxidants, polyphenols, or the tea accredited by countless Japanese as having lifespan-increasing qualities, this is the one you want!

Served hot or iced.  Each serving poured individually from loose leaves in a Japanese teapot for YOU.


GENMAI CHA        

TEA WITH ROASTED RICE        (“The Poor Man’s Tea”)

Green tea leaves combined with roasted rice.  The bitterness of green tea is softened by a gentle aroma and roasted aftertaste, easier to drink than pure green tea on it’s own.

Originally scorned as THE POOR MAN’S TEA, the lower classes would ‘dilute’ the revered tea leaves with rice in order to stretch out it’s use.  But in time, the higher-ups realized that the peasants were on to something and the drink became common across classes, savoured for it’s drinkability and comforting taste.

Served hot or iced.  Each serving poured individually from loose leaves in a Japanese teapot for YOU.


MUJI CHA               

ROASTED BARLEY TEA                      

Not from the ‘tea’ plant at all, this refreshing beverage comes from 100% roasted barley.  Drunk by all ages this tasty tea has a very low caffeine content and is easy to drink. 

It’s a common substitute for coffee, with its smokey flavour and aroma.

Served hot or iced.

 **Since these drinks are prepared from fresh tea leaves, you may experience:

-SOME SETTLING of fine tea leaf sediments at the bottom of your cup. 

This last sip is bitter, but feel free to drink it up! It’s good for you!

-SOME VARIATION IN COLOUR.  Although we carefully measure each beverage to ensure consistent products, since the whole process is done by hand, some discrepancies are ineveitable. 

**Not filled to the top???

-Traditional Japanese cups weren’t made with handles.  So in order to hold it without burning your fingers, the typical tea is served an inch or two below the rim.

-This approach also saves paper!  The ever-so-efficient Japanese have found a way to avoid double cups and cup sleeves!

Please check out the website of our green tea supplier directly!  (Only in Japanese but has great pictures)  www.kimuraen.com