Introduction to Japanese tea, a short guide -

Download a PDF of our Japanese Tea Guide by Yunomi (2019)

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The above PDFs are a brief 12-page introduction to steeping standard green teas as well as premium teas such as gyokuro, an introduction to matcha, and a list of 30+ teas and Japanese tea terms. Feedback and questions are more than welcome! Leave a comment so that others may benefit from the questions & answers.


Eugenia T.

Thanks for putting this guide together! So handy to have all the info in one place from a trusted source. We’ll print this guide out and keep it at our shop for our employees and customers!

Edsel Estabillo

Hi, Uji Hakari Matcha tea, how it is differ from different type of matcha. With the bitter taste of matcha tea is there a way to make it taste better?

Julie Burstein

Thank you, Ian, for your lovely guide to Japanese tea! I have been steeping and drinking your tea for a year now, and am so happy to learn more about it! Will begin putting your guidance to work this morning with some Gyokuro. Thanks again! Julie

Hannah N.

This was a really great guide! Thank you.

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How to choose Japanese tea

By partnering with a hundred plus artisanal Japanese tea farms and factories, we offer hundreds of green teas, and dozens of matcha, black tea, oolong tea, etc. Where do you start?

We recomend starting with Sampler Sets!