About 1200 years ago in Japan, green tea was highly valued
and treasured as precious medicine. With the advent of new
harvesting and processing techniques, it soon became the
country’s most popular beverage. Today, Japanese green tea’s
health benefits are widely known not only in Japan, but around the world.
Most Japanese green teas are steamed, leaving behind notes of
seaweed and brine. But the tea also invokes a creamy, almost buttery
umami feel as well.