Come check out our newly imported spring harvested Karigane Gyokuro Japanese green tea from Uji, Japan! This green tea is a high quality blend of first harvest Gyokuro leaf and Gyokuro stems. The flavor is smooth, creamy, and sweet, which makes it the perfect Japanese green tea for those who don't like an astringent aftertaste. Karigane stems are rich in Teanin. Teanin is a kind of amino acid found in green tea that builds protein. The molecular structure (base arrangement) of Teanin is similar to Glutamic Acid which is known for having a sweet and flavorful taste and working to relax the brain and body!