About Our Japanese Tea Specialists

At Yamaguchien we are firm believers in the natural health properties associated with drinking green tea, and are dedicated to brining its many benefits to you via our convenient and affordable online sales platform. Our passion for tea has led us to create an atmosphere within our company that emphasis quality, meaning that we are committed to providing you with only the highest quality green tea. We also place a great deal of importance on maintaining a streamlined production and distribution model so costs are always kept at a competitive rate. For more information about what we can offer you, please feel free to browse our website or call on the details provided.

About Green Tea

"Green Tea" (Ryokucha) is more commonly referred to as simply "Tea" (Ocha) or even as Japanese Tea (Nihoncha). The methods in which we distinguish between the varying types of tea involves identifying the quality of the plant used as well as taking into consideration how they are processed. There are large variations in both price and quality within these broad categories. The best “Japanese Tea” is said to be that from the Yame region of Fukuoka prefecture, Uji region of Kyoto and Shizuoka. For more information about the 5 main types of Japanese Tea please see below: 
Japanese green tea
Sencha green tea leaves
Green tea made from sencha leaves

Sencha  (Japanese green tea)

The first and second flush green tea made from leaves that are exposed directly to sunlight. This is the most common green tea in Japan.
Gyokuro japanese tea leaves
Green tea made from gyokuro leaves

Gyokuro (finest Japanese tea)

Gyokuro is a fine and expensive type of tea that differs from Sencha in that it is grown under the shade for approx. 20 days before harvest. The shading causes the caffeine in the tealeaves to increase while Catechin (the source of bitterness in tea) decreases, giving rise to a sweet taste. The tea has a distinct aroma.
Matcha green tea powder
Green tea made from matcha green tea powder

Matcha (green tea powder)

A fine ground tea from Tencha. It has a very similar cultivation process as Gyokuro. It is used primarily in the tea ceremony. Matcha is also a popular flavour ice cream and other sweets in Japan.
Genmaitcha green tea
Green tea made from Genmaitcha

Genmaicha (popped rice in green tea)

Made of Bancha or Sencha and roasted Genmai (popped rice) blend. It is often mixed with a small amount of Matcha to make the colour more appealing.
Hojicha roasted green tea
Green tea made from Hojicha

Hojicha (roasted green tea)

A green tea roasted over charcoal (usually bancha). It has a smoky aroma and is low in caffeine.

For more information about the various strains of green tea please do not hesitate to contact us on the details provided. 
Find fantastic tasting and beneficial green tea online at Yamaguchien Australia. Call 0402 858 339.
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