Tamaryokucha (玉緑茶 literally "ball green tea") is a type of sencha that skips the very last part of the rolling process that extends the leaves into needles. As a result the leaves as they dry will curl slightly. Traditionally, it was this process that was used when export sencha to Russia during the 1930s. At first, this was done in order to imitate Chinese gunpowder green teas, and was a huge hit in Russia, then Morocco where it was drunk with mint (as is done today primarily with Chinese teas).
Ingredients: green tea
Net weight: 80 grams
Vendor: Cha no Ikedaya
Location: 1-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023, JAPAN