tea

Japanese tea at ajitoya

japanese green tea
known simply as “tea” (お茶 ocha) is a loose leaf green tea and the most common of japanese teas. types of tea are commonly graded depending on the quality and the parts of the plant used as well as how they are processed.

genmaicha
loose leaf green tea with roasted brown rice exhibiting a soft smokey flavor
sometimes referred to colloquially as “popcorn tea” because a few grains of the rice pop during the roasting process and resemble popcorn


sencha
meaning “decocted tea,” referring to the method that the tea beverage is made from the dried tea leaves, the first and second flush of green tea made from leaves that are exposed directly to sunlight


houjicha
roasted in a porcelain pot over charcoal, this is a roasted green tea with smokey flavors


maccha
powdered green tea usually used in tea ceremonies
we use our maccha to make green tea salt for our tempura
and our maccha green tea latte