About Japanese Green Tea In

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In the 21st century, people are ever more often deciding to live healthy lifestyles. They eat better than they did before. They exercise. To be a part of this trend toward better overall health, we import superior authentic Japanese green tea.

Our Mission: to improve our customers' overall health by providing magnificent products delivered with industry-leading customer service.

Our tea is the No. 1 seller on the Rakuten website in Japan and is only grown there under the most stringent quality controls.  We're proud to be the only place where you can get this premium green tea in the United States. 

Our tea is high in catechin, which is good for your overall digestion. It's rich in vitamin C and vitamin E, contains no cholesterol or sodium, and contributes to your skin's smoothness. It also has less caffeine and more nutrients than other teas, green or otherwise. When it comes to Japanese Green Tea, we're definitely "in-the-know." Our philosophy comes from with"in" our commitment to excellence, and we're determined to help you feel better "in"side. Our name Japanese Green Tea "in" comes from this philosophy. 

We farm our tea plants only through use of the Chagusaba Method. As our ancient forebears did, we harvest silver pampas grass and other succulents to create the mulch we use as topsoil. This mulch helps form the best dirt in the world for growing green tea, which is why our tea is as nutrient-filled and tasty as it is.

As a business, we place a high priority on community involvement and charitable giving. We currently donate 10 percent of our profits to One Child Matters. To take advantage of all we have to offer and help us support a worldwide effort to lift children out of poverty, contact us to get some of our highest-quality green tea today.

Why Buy From Us

There are many green tea sellers today, a sign that people are beginning to see the health benefits of green tea.  We believe that green tea is something that will not only improve one’s healthy, but also one’s quality of life. What we want to do is not only engage people and educate them in the health benefits of green tea, but also to share with people one of the richest facets of Japanese culture, that of tea preparation and drinking.

1. We Sell Only Japanese Green Tea

We are only selling a very specific type of tea that is only produced in Japan and is part of the cultural heritage of the region.  Our tea leaves come from the first cuttings of the top farms in Japan and have a very different, more delicate and nuanced taste that can be discovered when people allow life to slow down just a little.

2. A Taste of Japan

We don’t want to just sell green tea leaves. There are tea farms in the United States that can provide wonderful teas that are of great health benefits.  Instead we want to share Japanese green tea in all its history, richness, and tradition with the world so that others can learn to enjoy it.

3. Ships Directly From Inside the US

Our Japanese Green Tea ships directly from inside the US so you’re not waiting weeks for your order.

4. Your Purchase Help The World

We donate 10% of our profit  to One Child Matters. Each tea you enjoy are helping the world for these kids for the future.

We want to share our love of Japanese culture and tea with the world, when you purchase from us you’re getting the finest in tea leaves, service and be good to the world

 

About our green tea farms

Our green tea farms, the Arahataen Green Tea Farms, are geographically and advantageously located in the Shizuoka prefecture in Japan, known for growing the finest of teas. This region has been the center of green tea culture of Japan for centuries. The difference in temperatures on the plateaus during night and day in this region is considered to be one of the main contributory factors to the richness in flavor and taste of green teas. The fog and weather patterns are also considered to play an important role for better green tea plants.

 

 

The best environment to grow the finest green tea

The naturally fertile soil, combined with no mountains to block the sunlight, the plateaus in this area are geographically more suitable for growing the finest tea plants. The teas harvested are thicker than regular ones, and due to prolonged exposure to sunlight, the teas produce more catechins and chlorophyll, which are prime elements for green tea nutrients.

Fukamushi Method – A unique approach to take advantage of richer nutrients


We use the "Fukamushi Method" which translates to "deeper steam" in Japanese. In order to take advantage of richer nutrients contained in thicker tea leaves, they are steamed for three to four times longer than regular sencha green tea. This approach only works well for thicker tea leaves, which break down into so called tannin element. The tannin element is known for creating the bitter taste in green tea, therefore, less tannin element creates less bitter taste. The method also increases a type of amino acid called theanine, which increases the sweetness in green tea.

 

Passion for Dirt

Arahataen's motto is "Passion for dirt". We believe that the best dirt brings the best green tea! Our creation of best green tea starts with preparing the dirt. Good dirt grows strong tea plants, strong tea plants bring finest tea leaves. We absolutely do not compromise the quality of dirt at any given time.

Chagusaba Method - Designated by The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

To bring the best dirt, Arahataen uses the "Chagusaba Method". This method was officially designated as GIAHS (Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems) by The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in May 2013. Arahataen is registered as #1 practitioners for using this method. (Read more about GIAHS).

What is the Chagusaba Method

The Chagusaba Method is a traditional green tea farming method used for centuries in areas where plants such as Japanese silver grass is being cut and used as organic fertilizer once a year between autumn and winter. Plants are cut into small pieces and being carefully placed on the ground of the farm land. This increases the temperature and moisture of dirt which fertilize the dirt better. Japanese silver grass also contains a lot of silicic acid, which is great for making the dirt richer. This process is extremely labor intensive, but the tradition has been followed for centuries in the area to create the best green tea.



Dirt compound is full of amino acid and umami elements

Aside from Japanese silver grass, various elements such as chaff and rice bran is mixed with microbial cells (VS34), and dirt is fermented for the duration of two months. The resulting compost is rich in amino acid. Among all types of amino acids created by this process, glutamic acid contains full umami element. By providing such compound, the dirt grows in the ability to hold heat and moisture, which then increases bacteria activities in dirt, causing rich fertile dirt for healthy and rich green tea.




Arahataen has won various national prizes, including the Best Green Tea By Japan Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in 2009 and has been featured by national TV shows multiple times. 

We look forward to serve you the best green tea from Japan, created with a passion for absolute perfection.

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Steeping Guide

Steeping Guide - Hot

  1. Dissolve 2 teaspoon of powder into 8 Oz of hot water. We recommend about 175°F for most common green tea.

    Please note that our product page has different recommended temperature based on type of tea between 175°F- 185°F; however, 175°F can be the most common and standard temperature that would work for any type of our green tea.

    Steeping Guide on JapaneseGreenTeaIn.com

  2. Wait for 60-120 seconds  (Please follow steeping guide on the product for specific time based on type of tea.)

  3. Use mesh strainer to filter out the green tea leave and serve hot

Steeping Guide - Cold

  1. Dissolve 3-4 teaspoon of powder into 30 Oz of cold water.  For best result, use filtered water, bottled water. Alternatively, you can boil water and let it cool down until room temperature. 

  2. Keep in refrigerator for 3 hours or more. Key point is to use longer time to disolve. This way, sweetness increases, and it does not break down theanine and vitamine C.  For best result, let it sit for overnight. 

  3. Stair the water first, then use mesh strainer to filter out the green tea leave and serve cold.