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Green Tea

What sets green tea apart from other varieties is the minimal oxidation it undergoes during production. This preserves the natural freshness of the leaves, resulting in a expansive flavor spectrum of tastes and aromas. From the vibrant, grassy notes of Sencha to the rich, umami depth of Gyokuro, each cup embodies a story, a journey through the lush tea gardens of Japan or the misty hills of China. Green tea's charm lies in its ability to surprise and delight, inviting tea enthusiasts to savor its evergreen allure. 
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Maho Matcha N°308Maho Matcha N°308

Green Tea

Maho Matcha N°308

Green Tea

A finely ground Japanese green tea for culinary purpose

£34
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Shinto Matcha N°320Shinto Matcha N°320

Green Tea

Shinto Matcha N°320

Green Tea

Matcha, a finely ground organic Japanese green tea for daily enjoyment

£25
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Konomi Do Matcha N°321Konomi Do Matcha N°321

Green Tea

Konomi Do Matcha N°321

Green Tea

A finely ground green tea of the highest grade for ceremonial use

£37
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Hojicha Powder N°331Hojicha Powder N°331

Green Tea

Hojicha Powder N°331

Green Tea

A roasted organic green tea from Japan

£21
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Imperial Dragon N°302Imperial Dragon N°302

Green Tea

Imperial Dragon N°302

Green Tea

A famous green tea known for its flat leaves and chestnut flavor

From £16 £16
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Daikoku N°317Daikoku N°317

Green Tea

Daikoku N°317

Green Tea

A semi-shade green tea from Japan with the freshness of a sencha

From £31 £31
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Happy Huizong N°301Happy Huizong N°301

Green Tea

Happy Huizong N°301

Green Tea

Chinese green tea prized for its jade-white cup and nutty aroma

£31
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Yuzu Midori N°328Yuzu Midori N°328

Green Tea

Yuzu Midori N°328

Green Tea

A Japanese green tea blend with Kukicha, Matcha, and yuzu citrus

From £28 £28
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Tiger Rock Wu Lu N°325Tiger Rock Wu Lu N°325

Green Tea

Tiger Rock Wu Lu N°325

Green Tea

Organic green tea with a vibrant character and a creamy texture

From £16 £16
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Good Day Variety BoxGood Day Variety Box

Tea Blend

Good Day Variety Box

Tea Blend

A set of organic tea blends, masterly composed for your daily pleasure

£13
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Hanami Flush N°902Hanami Flush N°902

Green Tea

Hanami Flush N°902

Green Tea

An organic First Flush Sencha from Japan with a deep umami flavor

£19
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Daily Toast N°318Daily Toast N°318

Green Tea

Daily Toast N°318

Green Tea

Hojicha, a roasted Japanese green tea with aromas of nuts and malt

From £17 £17
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Good Day Variety Teabag BoxGood Day Variety Teabag Box

Tea Blend

Good Day Variety Teabag Box

Tea Blend

A set of organic tea blends, masterly composed for your daily pleasure

£13
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Preparing green tea is an artform in itself. To avoid bitterness, steep the leaves at around 70 degrees Celsius. Additionally, remember not to steep green tea for too long; a couple of minutes should suffice. Experiment with water quality; many prefer using filtered or spring water to enhance the tea's flavor. Explore this centuries-old tradition and make it your own for a truly delightful tea experience.
GREEN
ISN'T
JUST GREEN
When people in China and Japan talk about tea, they're most likely referring to green tea, despite their respective green teas tasting quite different. In Japan, tea leaves undergo a meticulous process of steaming to create that unmistakable sweet umami flavor. In contrast, China practices the art of dry roasting the leaves in a wok to craft unique toasty aromas.

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Is green tea your favorite tea? You are not alone with this passion, as green tea is among the most popular types alongside black tea. The unique, fresh taste excites tea fans worldwide. The enjoyment of green tea has been an integral part of culture in Japan and China for centuries, embedded in daily life and traditions. There is an aromatic variety to discover because not all green teas are the same! Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of green tea and find your favorite cup. 

How to Prepare It Correctly 

The preparation of tea is an age-old art. There are a few factors, such as the correct dosage, water temperatureand steeping time, that you should consider so that the aromatic taste and special ingredients can unfold optimally in your cup. It is crucial that you never brew green tea with boiling water. Green and white teas release their flavor quickly and should not steep too long. But don'tworry, we will show you how to brew green tea the best way.

The Correct Dosage 

The taste of your cup depends on several factors, one of which is the dosage of the tea leaves. We generally recommend 4 g of tea leaves for 250 ml of water. This corresponds to approximately two heaped teaspoons of loose tea. The exact dosage may vary slightly from tea to tea, so it’s best to experiment with the amount, depending on whether you prefer a milder or stronger taste. A tea bag usually contains the ideal portion for one cup. In addition to the correct dosage of tea leaves, you should also consider the recommended water temperature and optimal steeping time for your green tea. 

The Ideal Water Temperature  

To brew green tea, the water should not be boiling. Water that is too hot damages the delicate green tea, turning it bitter. The ideal water temperature is between 70°C - 80°C. For Chinese Long Jing IMPERIAL DRAGON N°302, it’s best to use 80°C water. For matcha, a temperature of 70°C is recommended. Kettles with variable temperature settings, such as our TEA FELLOW CORVO, are suitable for precise temperature specifications. 

How Long Should Green Tea Steep?

In addition to the correct water temperature and dosage, steeping time also plays a crucial role in preparing green tea. Unlike black teas, green tea does not require intense extraction. If you steep the loose tea leaves at 70°C - 80°C, the steeping time for green tea should not exceed 1-3 minutes. If you steep green tea for too long, it becomes bitter. The water temperature and steeping time are directly related to ensuring the unique, fresh taste the tea unfolds. But don’t worry, you don't need to memorize everything. You’ll find all the tips & recommendations in our product information and on the packaging.

Did You Know…?

Eastern and Western tea preparations differ significantly in terms of quantity and steeping time. In Japan and China, a larger amount of tea leaves is used, the steeping time is practically eliminated and the infusion is poured directly into the serving pot.

The Most Popular Green Tea Varieties

Did you know that green tea is the largest tea family? This is mainly due to the variety of aromatic teas that arise from different, fascinating production methods. In the production of green tea, the oxidation of the tea leaves is stopped by heat. There are two different methods for this: For Chinese style, the tea leaves are roasted with dry heat, while in the Japanese tradition, they are treated with moist steam. This preserves the lush green color of the tea leaves. Through these virtuous processes, green tea creations have developed into genuine classics over time. Here are some of the most well-known varieties from the world of green tea.

  • Sencha fills your cup with an intense umami flavor. In Japan, it is one of the most popular teas for any occasion. This steamed green tea, such as our MIGHTY GREEN N°319, tastes lush green and takes you on an aromatic journey to Japan. 
  • Jasmine Tea Yin Hao Jasmine, like our IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE N°323, is a fine green tea perfumed with delicate jasmine blossoms during processing. Night after night, the tea leaves are layered with fine jasmine flowers. This Chinese green tea specialty delights tea lovers with a floral, fresh note. 
  • Genmaicha is a traditional green tea blend for which Japanese green tea (usually Sencha) is mixed with roasted rice. This rice tea acquires an incomparable taste that is reminiscent of popcorn. Originally intended as a nutritious beverage for the poor, Genmaicha now delights people worldwide. With our GRAIN OF TRUTH N°314, you can discover these roasted aromas. 
  • Matcha means "ground tea" in Japanese. For its production, green tea plants are shaded up to 5 weeks before harvest and then ground into a fine powder using traditional mills. Matcha takes you on a pleasurable journey with sweet-creamy notes and is also excellent for refining dishes and beverages. 
  • Gunpowder Tea, also known as "pearl tea," is a Chinese tea specialty that gets its name due to the small, rolled tea leaves. This method is also used to produce Oolongs. Gunpowder is particularly known for its strong flavor. 

Purchasing Green Tea at PAPER & TEA - Your Enjoyment

With a cup of green tea, you pour yourself a portion of age-old tradition. Sample our range and enjoy a cup of tranquility. At PAPER & TEA, you will find a carefully curated selection of green tea varieties that we source from different tea farms around the world. Buy high-quality whole leaf teas and creative tea blends for your personal moment of enjoyment: immerse yourself in the aromatic world of green tea and discover life’s beauty together with us.

Myth or reality?

All about green tea

Is green tea healthy? 

In the age-old tradition in Asia, green tea is said to have healing properties but today it is a popular tea variety highly valued by many people. Whether in a tea ceremony or as a morning ritual, tea fans swear by the versatility of this beverage. 

Can you lose weight with green tea? 

Green tea is primarily a delightful beverage and with each sip, we invite you to experience the beauty of life. For us, tea represents a conscious lifestyle, but we do not make health promises. 

How much caffeine is in green tea? 

Every tea derived from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant naturally contains caffeine. Thus, green teas also contain caffeine. Depending on the cultivation area, weather conditions, nature, and processing, the caffeine content varies by tea variety. 

Is green tea healthier than black tea? 

Both teas are delightful treasures and it’s a matter of taste which one you prefer to enjoy. Many people swear by their morning black tea to replace coffee. But green teas are also suitable for a successful start to the day. Whether you drink green tea or black tea in moderation, both varieties are faithful companions throughout the day. 

Where is green tea grown? 

Most green teas are produced in China and Japan. Following centuries-old tradition, tea is cultivated and processed there. At PAPER & TEA, you will find a wide selection of handpicked teas from China and Japan, but you can also discover green teas from Korea and Nepal in our offering. 

Is green tea an alternative to coffee? 

Green tea is increasingly captivating people with its versatility and fresh taste. Green tea, like coffee, contains caffeine. How about a morning ritual with matcha? The green tea powder is a great alternative to coffee. Enjoying matcha can improve your attention and concentration.