There are over 1500 varieties of green tea, each one with its very own special properties and unique flavour profile – much like wine.
Green tea is judged on its various aromas, texture and by how long the flavour remains in the mouth once consumed. The more expensive varieties have a strong, slightly sweet note which lingers on the palate. One of the most treasured green teas is the Jasmine pearl. It can often go up to £500 per kg, as each leaf has been scented with jasmine blossoms and hand rolled into small “pearls” to capture the floral aromatic oils. Another favourite, praised for its delicate balance of sweet and savoury is the Sencha.