Tea Ceremony in a Teabag
For several weeks in early spring, farmers in the Uji district, traditional center of the Japanese tea industry, gather the first flush of new buds and leaves for processing into Sencha, the highest grade of Japanese tea for export. The bud and top tow leaves are cut at the peak of flavor and quickly pan-fired to halt oxidation of the precious polyphenols. Next the buds and leaves are rolled into tight curls, slowly dried, and immediately packed to seal in the fresh flavor and aroma. Try our Haiku Organic Japanese Sencha Green Tea and you will understand why true connoisseurs of Japanese green tea will drink nothing else.
The GES Pledge of Purity
No ingredient of Haiku Organic Japanese Sencha Green Tea has been grown from genetically engineered seed or irradiated. No ingredient has been grown using chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides, or been processed using artificial preservatives, flavorings, or colorings. This product has been grown and processed on certified organic farms, and packaged and stored in certified organic facilities prior to sale by GES.
Whisked to a steaming broth, the cha is passed around. We sip its flavor: Ah.
To prepare hot, bring one cup cold water per teabag or 4 cups per 4 teabags (a teapot) to a boil. Remove from heat and let sit for a minute. Pour over the tea. Allow to steep no more than 2 minutes or tea may become bitter. Remove teabags and serve.
Organic Japanese sencha green tea leaves and buds.
Our teabags are made from unbleached natural fibers with individual cellophane wraps to preserve freshness.