Green Teas

Green loose leaf tea is harvested, or plucked, and is then quickly heated, by pan firing or steaming, and dried to prevent too much oxidation from occurring. Too much oxidation would turn the leaves brown and alter their fresh-picked flavor.

Pan fired green tea has a flavor profile ranging from grassy to toasty notes. Steamed green tea tends to be more vegetal and sweet with notes of seaweed. When steeped correctly, cooler temperature than black tea and a quicker steeping time, green loose leaf teas will be light in color with little to no bitterness.

Famous green loose leaf teas include, Matcha Green Tea Powder, Jasmine Tea, Dragon Well, Sencha and Genmai Cha.

Our green loose leaf teas are carefully selected and hand-crafted by tea masters. We micro-blend and package small batches assuring you get the best loose leaf tea from each harvest.

At The Spice & Tea Shoppe we never compromise on quality and strive to offer you only the best loose leaf tea because we feel you deserve it.

  • Handmade at the Satemwa estate, Zomba Pearls are a captivating example of incredible quality. The delicate, handcrafted tea offers lush floral notes tempered with grassy tones with a round sweetness and clean finish. In addition to their magnificent flavor, one of the big positives of Zomba Pearls is that, unlike many of their Eastern counterparts, they won’t get bitter. Steeps a Light green with yellow highlights. One of our personal favorite teas!

    Africa - Zomba Pearl

    Handmade at the Satemwa estate, Zomba Pearls are a captivating example of incredible quality. The delicate, handcrafted tea offers lush floral notes tempered with grassy tones with a round sweetness and clean finish. In addition to their magnificent...

  • Ceremonial Japanese Matcha Powder is a powdered green tea historically used in the Japanese tea ceremony. Uji has a long history of matcha production and is the most well-known matcha growing region throughout Japan. Uji Matcha is a premium Ceremonial grade with a rich vegetal fragrance, vibrant green color, smooth texture, and delicate aftertaste free from bitterness and astringency. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, 175-185 degrees, whisk thoroughly

    Ceremonial Japanese Matcha Powder

    Ceremonial Japanese Matcha Powder is a powdered green tea historically used in the Japanese tea ceremony. Uji has a long history of matcha production and is the most well-known matcha growing region throughout Japan. Uji Matcha is a premium Ceremonial...

  • Culinary matcha powder is Chinese green tea ground into a fine powder with highly concentrated anti-oxidants and yielding a slightly-bitter taste. Unlike regular green tea, where the leaves are removed after being brewed, matcha green leaves are stone ground into a fine powder, whisked with water and consumed entirely. Hence ensuring almost 10 times higher concentration of green tea anti-oxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals. Use it for making smoothies, shakes, cocktails, cooking or enjoy it straight. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, 175-185 degrees, whisk thoroughly

    Culinary Matcha Powder

    Culinary matcha powder is Chinese green tea ground into a fine powder with highly concentrated anti-oxidants and yielding a slightly-bitter taste. Unlike regular green tea, where the leaves are removed after being brewed, matcha green leaves are stone...

  • Dragon Well, Lung Ching, is perhaps Chinas most famous tea! Dragon Well is known for its chestnut- like and subtly sweet flavor, vegetal aroma, jade green color and distinctive leaf shape. Grown high in the mountains near Hangzhou, this tea is still handpicked and processed with the delicate care as it was 1,500 years ago, in spring, the top two leaves of the plant are harvested and then pan-fried and folded into its distinctive sword-like shape. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, 175-185 degrees for 1.5-2 Minutes

    Dragon Well - Lung Ching

    Dragon Well - Lung Ching, is perhaps China's most famous tea! Dragon Well is known for its chestnut- like and subtly sweet flavor, vegetal aroma, jade green color and distinctive leaf shape. Grown high in the mountains near Hangzhou, this tea is still...

  • Japanese Genmai Cha is a rich, aromatic blend of tea leaves and roasted rice, which give a nutty fragrance. It is sometimes referred to as "popcorn tea" because a few grains of the rice pop during the roasting process and resemble popcorn. Japanese Genmai Cha is deep-steamed, giving the cup a deep body and rich green hue. Genmai Cha is one of Japan's most popular varieties and is referred to as "the people's tea". Steep: 1 Tbs per 12 oz water, 185 degrees, 30-60 seconds

    Genmai Cha

    Japanese Genmai Cha is a rich, aromatic blend of tea leaves and roasted rice, which give a nutty fragrance. It is sometimes referred to as "popcorn tea" because a few grains of the rice pop during the roasting process and resemble popcorn. Japanese...

  • Japanese Genmai Cha with Matcha is a special blend of Genmai Cha and stone-milled Matcha, the powdered green tea for traditional tea ceremony. The added Matcha gives Genmai Cha a smooth body and vivid emerald-green color. Genmai Cha is a toasty, nutty tea and is one of Japan's most popular varieties. Steep: 1 Tbs per 12 oz water, 185 degrees, 30-60 seconds

    Genmai Cha with Matcha

    Japanese Genmai Cha with Matcha is a special blend of Genmai Cha and stone-milled Matcha, the powdered green tea for traditional tea ceremony. The added Matcha gives Genmai Cha a smooth body and vivid emerald-green color. Genmai Cha is a toasty, nutty...

  • Japanese Gyokuro is considered one of the finest green teas in all of Japan. Gyokuro is shade grown and has a unique sweetness and umami. Only first harvest leaves are ever used for Gyokuro to produce its light green color and deep, complex flavor. Steep: 1 Tbs per 6 oz water, 120-140 degrees, 3-4 minutes

    Gyokuro

    Japanese Gyokuro is considered one of the finest green teas in all of Japan. Gyokuro is shade grown and has a unique sweetness and umami. Only first harvest leaves are ever used for Gyokuro to produce its light green color and deep, complex flavor...

  • The sweet taste and the aroma of the flower petals and cherry blossom leaves complement the smooth taste of this rich Japanese sencha. This is a lightly scented tea using traditional Japanese methods of real spring cherry and no added flavors of any kind are used. Highly regarded and quite rare the flavor is reminiscent of Sakura Mochi a traditional Springtime treat in Japan.

    Japanese Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Sen Cha

    The sweet taste and the aroma of the flower petals and cherry blossom leaves complement the smooth taste of this rich Japanese sencha. This is a lightly scented tea using traditional Japanese methods of real spring cherry and no added flavors of any kind...

  • Jasmine Monkey King - Taiping Houkui ranks among Chinas ten most famous teas. Enjoyed for centuries in China, jasmine tea is an extremely popular scented tea and Monkey King is one of the highest available grades. Long, dark, twisted leaves and sweet jasmine buds produce a blonde liquor and delicate jasmine flavor. A delicious tea for any occasion. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, 175-185 degrees for 2 Minutes

    Jasmine Monkey King - Taiping Houkui

    Jasmine Monkey King - Taiping Houkui, ranks among China's ten most famous teas. Enjoyed for centuries in China, jasmine tea is an extremely popular scented tea and Monkey King is one of the highest available grades. Long, dark, twisted leaves and sweet...

  • Huang Shan (Yellow Mountains) Mao Feng is an exceptional green tea that is considered by the Chinese to be the very finest of its type. Our Mao Feng has a welcoming aroma and steeps a delicate, clean and slightly sweet flavor with a beautiful translucent light green liquor.

    Mao Feng Green

    Huang Shan - Yellow Mountains - Mao Feng is an exceptional green tea that is considered by the Chinese to be the very finest of its type. Our Mao Feng has a welcoming aroma and steeps a delicate, clean and slightly sweet flavor with a beautiful...

  • Excellent tea as evidenced by the white tip! Moon Swirl White Tip is made today the same way it was hundreds of years ago. Only the top buds of the early Spring flush are plucked, dried and skillfully rolled by hand. Many of the artisans involved in the hand rolling come from families that have been producing the tea for generations. When infused, the fabulous cup opens with beguiling notes of grass, wheat and light honey balanced by a lightish, yet assertive astringency.

    Moon Swirl White Tip

    Excellent tea as evidenced by the white tip! Moon Swirl White Tip is made today the same way it was hundreds of years ago. Only the top buds of the early Spring flush are plucked, dried and skillfully rolled by hand. Many of the artisans involved in the...

  • Pearl Drop Morning Dew is a spectacular tea! Produced exclusively from the premium spring leaf, the cup is intensely delicate, exhibiting notes of honey, spring flowers, light grassiness and clover. Steeps a bright green lively appearance. Without exaggeration, one of the world's finest green teas.

    Pearl Drop Morning Dew

    Pearl Drop Morning Dew is a spectacular tea! Produced exclusively from the premium spring leaf, the cup is intensely delicate, exhibiting notes of honey, spring flowers, light grassiness and clover. Steeps a bright green lively appearance. Without...

  • Sen Cha Fukamushi is our signature Sen Cha. Fukamushi refers to the deeper (longer) steaming process after the harvest. This extra steaming time results in finer leaves, and the taste is richer and more full-bodied than regular Sen Cha. Depending on steeping conditions, it has a bit of sweetness and outstanding fragrance. This is highly sought after in Japan due to its perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness with a savory finish. Steep: 1 Tbs per 10 oz water, 175 degrees, 30-60 seconds

    Sen Cha Fukamushi

    Sen Cha Fukamushi is our signature Sen Cha. Fukamushi refers to the deeper (longer) steaming process after the harvest. This extra steaming time results in finer leaves, and the taste is richer and more full-bodied than regular Sen Cha. Depending on...

  • Chinese Sencha - Pan Fired Green Tea is renowned green tea with long, dark needle shaped leaves that produce a cup with a bright clear liquor and sweet grassy flavor. Chinese Sencha is less grassy and vegetal then Japanese Sencha and invokes soft notes of toasted rice with a delicate, clean finish. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, 175-185 degrees for 1.5-2 Minutes

    Sencha - Pan Fired Green Tea

    Chinese Sencha - Pan Fired Green Tea is renowned green tea with long, dark needle shaped leaves that produce a cup with a bright clear liquor and sweet grassy flavor. Chinese Sencha is less grassy and vegetal then Japanese Sencha and invokes soft notes...

  • Temple of Heaven Gunpowder is one of the most popular green teas throughout Asia. Our harvesters use a special rolling technique to craft these shiny, compact nuggets of tea out of the freshest, sweetest leaves. The result is immaculately clean, translucent liquor with a smooth, round taste followed by the subtle aftertaste of fresh green leaves. Our gunpowder is very forgiving with subtle chocolaty notes and less grassy undertones then other green teas. Best steeped hot. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, 175-185 degrees for 2-3 Minutes

    Temple of Heaven Gunpowder

    Temple of Heaven Gunpowder is one of the most popular green teas throughout Asia. Our harvesters use a special rolling technique to craft these shiny, compact nuggets of tea out of the freshest, sweetest leaves. The result is immaculately clean,...

  • Our Jasmine Pearls are hand-rolled jewels from Fuding, in Fujian province, China. Any fan of jasmine tea should try this specially crafted wonder. When added to hot water, the pearl majestically unfurls, releasing their delicate scent and flavor. Also, known as Jasmine Dragon Pearls, their liquor is sweet and almost sugary with a very soft and airy mouthfeel. The delicate quality of the flavor is due in part to the leaves used to produce this tea: two tender, tiny new leaves and one plump unopened leaf bud. Steep: 1 Pearl to 1 oz water, 175 degrees-185 degrees, 2-3 Minutes The Finest Jasmine Pearls

    The Finest Jasmine Pearls

    Our Jasmine Pearls are hand-rolled jewels from Fuding, in Fujian province, China. Any fan of jasmine tea should try this specially crafted wonder. When added to hot water, the pearl majestically unfurls, releasing their delicate scent and flavor. Also,...

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