Our green tea classics embody thousands of years of tea tradition.
Various roasting and steaming methods have been developed to make the leaves durable. Many high-quality varieties of Japanese green tea are shade-grown teas, meaning their leaves grow more slowly and thus contain more enriching nutrients and flavours. In China, the oxidation process of tea is interrupted with pan roasting. This also gives the tea a fine touch of roast aromas.
Traditional Far Eastern medicine considers green tea to be a cure for many physical and psychological ailments. Today we know that this highly prized effect is due, not least, to the combination of its active ingredients, caffeine and catechin. This ensures that it is primarily the mind which is stimulated, and not circulation.