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The aroma and flavours of Japanese tea

High-quality green tea offers a complete sensory experience

—from colour and aroma to flavour and finish.

Even among Japanese tea, there are different types depending on the cultivation method and manufacturing method.

By understanding which characteristics you prefer in both flavour and aroma, you can quickly overcome the confusion beginning tea connoisseurs often face when choosing between the standard Japanese green tea varieties shown below.

Amazingly, all Japanese green tea varieties can be produced from the same leaf, and it takes a great amount of knowledge and experience by master producers to understand how to coax each variety’s distinct characteristics hidden within that leaf.