Japanese Sencha Green Tea

green tea japan senchaJapanese Sencha is a traditional green tea that is produced in several parts of Asia, including Japan. Although it took almost six centuries before green tea was fully accepted in Japan, Sencha green tea is now among one of the finest teas included in ceremonial tastings.

This particular variety has not been fermented nor withered. Instead, the leaves are steamed to prevent fermentation. Once steeped, Japanese Sencha produces a greenish-yellow liquor with a mellow body and slight vegetal notes.

We recommend brewing 4 teaspoons of Japanese Sencha in 1 3/4 cup of boiling water for 1-2 minutes.

China Dragon Phoenix Pearl Green Tea

Green Tea ChinaSince the Sung Dynasty over 800 years ago, Green Tea enriched with the fragrance of jasmine has been an all-time favorite. Dragon Phoenix Pearl gets its name from the visual characteristics of the tea bushes “climbing” the hillsides like a dragon coming out of the water.

The tea is picked in April/May and processed by hand. Once rolled, the tea is wrapped in silk mesh and dried by fire to set the form. The tea is then held until August/September when the finest jasmine blossoms are in bloom.

The jasmine flowers are picked before noon and set aside until evening when the petals begin to open in the cool night air. Once open, the “marrying” of the jasmine to the tea happens in two applications after which the jasmine petals are removed. Order this truly remarkable China Dragon Phoenix Pearl Green Tea today!

The Perfect Teas for Autumn

I don’t know about you guys, but I am so excited for Fall!  There are so many wonderful things about autumn…the leaves changing, the cooler weather.  I especially love cinnamon brooms!  You know what else is great about fall?  Fall Teas that are perfect for this time of year!  Visit CoffeeAM’s Fall Teas page to find some of the best teas for October and November.  From Apple Spice to Organic Chai, you’ll find exactly what you want on this page!

Japan Genmaicha Green Tea

Japanese Genmaicha Green Tea is an incredible example of the art of tea. Legend has it that sometime during the 1400s, a servant named Genmai leaned too far forward when serving hot tea to his Samurai warlord; the rice snack in Genmai’s pocket fell into the samurai’s tea. To their surprise, popping commenced upon the rice falling into the near boiling tea. Intrigued, the samurai tasted the tea and was overwhelmed with delight! He then named the tea after Genmai, and he requested that it be served every day thereafter.

Harvested while still young, the tea leaves are then dried and mixed with puffs of roasted, hulled rice to give it the appearance of “popcorn tea.” Each cup of Japanese Genmaicha is sweet with a delicious toasty finish.

Japanese Genmaicha Green Tea is an excellent all-day tea, and it’s also good with light foods!  Enjoy it anytime; you’ll only receive the best from CoffeeAM!

Temple of Heaven Gunpowder Tea

The Temple of Heaven is a sacrificial altar built in the 1400s in Beijing.  The Yongle Emperor (meaning “perpetual happiness”) had the building built during his reign, along with the more famous Forbidden City.  The Temple was a place where the emperor could make sacrifices on behalf of his kingdom to Shangdi, the god of Heaven.  Worship of Shangdi predates Taoism and Buddhism, and it allowed the emperor to proclaim himself to have the Mandate of Heaven, the right to rule his people.  After a while, Shangdi evolved from the god of Heaven to Heaven itself.  The Temple of Heaven still stands today as marvelous as it did 600 years ago.

Temple of Heaven Gunpowder Tea is an excellent choice of green tea; in fact, it’s considered one of the best in the world.  Most Gunpowder Tea originates in the Zhejian Province of China.  Its name comes from the fact that tightly rolled balls of tea look like gunpowder balls.  When you place them in hot water, they unfurl and release their flavor to create phenomenal tea.  The tea has a strong green and copper liquor and a distinctive taste that you’re sure to love.  It’s the perfect tea to enjoy alone late in the day to help unwind.  Flavor it with lemon and sugar, or mint and sugar, to add some complexity and uniqueness.  If you need a new green tea, consider trying Temple of Heaven Gunpowder Tea today!