At Plantae & Fungi, we proudly offer a curated selection of some of the best Japanese Green Teas in the world. Our offerings range from green tea grown in the verdant Kagoshima Region to ceremonial-grade matcha from the Kansai Region.
Japanese Green Tea and Matcha are full of powerful health benefits; it’s high in antioxidants, supports cognitive health, protects the liver, boosts cardiovascular health, promotes weight loss and fat burning, and is rich in bioactive compounds. Green tea and matcha contain many of the same health benefits, but the plant itself is cultivated in different ways. Both grown from the Camellia sinesis plant but green tea utilizes the leaves and buds of the plant, whereas matcha is made from the entire tea leaf, resulting in a greater amount of caffeine and up to 137 times more antioxidants than typically found in green tea. 🍵
We created this handy map of our Japanese Green Tea and Matcha selection so that you can take a little trip to Japan with each sip of our delicious teas. The two primary regions of origin for our teas are Kansai in the south of Honshu on Japan’s main island and Kagoshima located on the islands of Kyushu and Ryukyu on the Pacific Ocean coast.
The Kansai Region is home to Kyoto, Japan’s capital from 794 to 1869 and is where Uji Tea is grown. Uji is a common name for all Japanese Green Tea produced from Uji, Kyoto, considered the finest matcha and high quality green tea producing region in the world. The three main types of Uji tea are Matcha, Sencha, and Gyokuro. Some of the teas we feature from the Kansai Region are Matcha Izumi no Shiro, Premium Ceremonial Grade (Spring Harvest) from Shogyokuen, Tencha Green Tea Leaves Okumidori Single Cultivar from Shogyokuen, and Karigane Kukicha with Uji Matcha from Furuichi Seicha.
The Kagoshima Region extends from the Ariake Sea to Shibushi Bay on the Pacific Ocean Coast and is characterized by two large peninsulas created by the Kagoshima Bay. The soil is Kagoshima is unique as it has been enriched by minerals from volcanic ash, abundant rainfall, and exceptional climate. Making their Sencha teas some of the best in the world, with a deep umami flavor that so many green tea enthusiasts crave. Some of the teas we offer from the Kagoshima Region are Warakake— Straw Shaded Fukummushicha from Furuichi Seicha and Organic Kagoshima Sencha, Midori no Daichi (Wa) from Furuichi Seicha.
Of course, don’t forget your green tea and matcha accessories to help make that perfect cup! For your matcha, we have Hakuwan – Wabikuro, Black Porcelain Matcha Bowl with Gift Box from Saikai Ceramics and Suikaen: Chasen Matcha Whisk, Refreshing from Yunomi. For your green tea, we have beautiful Jinsui Kiln M375: Maruko – Tokoname Kyusu Tea Pot from Yunomi in both white and brown.
To complete your Japanese Green Tea experience, try the matcha choco from baceae. the matcha choco is an invigorating and balancing confection that beautifully blends the richness of 66% dark chocolate, the brightness of Japanese ceremonial grade matcha, and the earthiness of lion’s mane mushroom.