Green Tea is reputed to have been first brewed some 4000 years ago in ancient china. Since then Green tea has been haled as both a beverage and a method of traditional medicine in most of Asia to help everything from controlling bleeding and helping heal wounds to regulating body temperature, blood sugar and promoting digestion. A book written in the Tang Dynasty of China is considered one of the most important in the history of green tea. Written by a sage called Lu Yu it is simply named called [the] “Tea Classic” or “Cha Jing”.What a perfect name for one of natures simplest and purest forms of nourishment. Various studies in modern times differ over just how effective Green tea is at strengthening the body ion various ways. We at Wilkinson’s won’t weigh in on any of those claims – we’re not physicians! But what we are is lovers of this most ancient and most delightful of drinks.
For your convenience we are listing all our Green teas under this section. Note if your looking for “White tea” this is also listed here.
Bancha as with most Japanese teas are made from well handled leaves and much of their elegance and style is due to the processing: steaming immediately after plucking and then air drying. Bancha or Sencha are the everyday green tea drinks of Japan. Ban 2 GO is one of the highest grades of Bancha. The leaves to […]
- Dragon Pearls
Dragon Pearls are a green tea and are made from the top two leaves and the bud of new season growth. These delicate leaves are then hand rolled into the small pearls. When you infuse these pearls in your teacup, you will see the top two leaves and the bud come to life. In fact you […]
Genmaicha is a specialty Japanese green tea (normally a high grade of Japan Sencha) that is blended with fire-toasted rice. The fresh vegetative character of the green tea is imparted on the cup but it is tempered with the bakey-like character of the rice. There is a natural sweetness and almost chewy character to the finish of […]
- Gunpowder Green Tea
A balanced smooth tasting Gunpowder head and shoulders above the usual green gunpowder teas available. brew it gently for only a minute or two and this tea will reward you with a clear green cup of goodness that you can virtually feel pulling the toxins and stress from your body. This tea is also usually […]
Gyokura was known in ancient Japan as “history, philosophy and art in a single cup.” And why not? For many centuries the variety was known as Japan‟s greatest green tea. So, just how is this fabulous tea made? Gyokuro is made from single buds that are picked only in April/May. In an effort to encourage chlorophyll development (responsible […]
- Izu Matcha
There is perhaps no tea on the market today that is as celebrated or as famous as Japanese Matcha. The powdered green tea has been used in the Japanese tea ceremony for centuries and as such is normally associated with the beautifully complex, and rigid procedure. Well, these days, although the Japanese tea ceremony still holds a […]
Kukicha is a specialty Japanese tea prepared from the fine green tea powder used in tea ceremonies. A special process whereby water is added to the tea powder, kneaded, extruded through a machine (similar to making fresh pasta) and finally dried to result in a “pine needle” like form. Thus Kokeicha translated from Japanese means “formed tea”. […]
- Moroccan Tea
Sencha is from Hunan Province which produces some excellent Japanese style green teas. Early in the new season the tea is a bright emerald green and has the best flavor noted by a spring fresh character with pungency and body. In Hunan the tea starts growing about March 15th, and between then and the end of April the […]
- White Tea
White tea is very delicately oxidized tea made from the upper buds and leaves of the plant. The resulting liquor is a pale yellow rather than colorless and very refreshing.