Green tea comes from the same plant (Camellia sinensis) which produces black tea and Oolong tea. The difference is that green tea leaves are not fermented but are dried before fermentation starts. This lack of processing preserves the leaf's flavonoids and antioxidants which may explain many of the health benefits credited to green tea. Our favorite green tea is our Pearl Tea, also known as Gunpowder Tea. This tea is produced from a leaf which is rolled into a small ball which resembles a pearl or a gunpowder shaped pellet, hence the alternate names, pearl and gunpowder. The appearance of Pearl Green tea reminds one of little balls of tea which, when steeped, unfurl to release their delicate herbaceous flavor.
Price, per pound: $18.75
Note: we sell/ship a full 16 oz pound.