Smooth or refreshing?

Matcha, Gyokuro, Sencha, and Banchateas
all come from the
leaves of the Camellia sinensis tea plant.

Naturally-sweet theanine in the tea plant turns
to astringent catechin when the plant is in the sun.

Changing the cultivation
progress produces distinct
flavors and aromas.

Which do you
like best?


Shade-cultivated teas stay smooth and sweet, instead of gaining astringency.


Teas cultivated in the sun become sharper, more astringent.
Flavor category is the first thing to consider
when you chose your tea.
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