Haiku Organic Japanese Teas are made with the finest organic tea from the Camellia sinensis tea plants. Haiku Organic Japanese Teas are grown organically in the Uji area of Kyoto, famous for being the oldest tea production area in the world. Haiku teas are grown without harmful chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, and animal manure. Nutrient-rich, pesticide-free compost supports thriving tea plants that produce teas with exceptional flavor and quality.
Taste the quality of Haike Organic Japanese Teas for yourself! Available in 3 varieties: Haiku Organic Japanese Sencha Green Tea, Haiku Organic Japanese Hojicha Roasted Green Tea and Haiku Organic Japanese Kukicha Twig Tea as single boxes of 16 natural, unbleached compostable teabags or a money-saving 6-box/ 96 teabags special.
HAIKU ORGANIC JAPANESE SENCHA GREEN TEA
For several weeks in early spring, farmers in the Uji district, the traditional center of the Japanese tea industry, gather the first flush of new buds and leaves for processing into Sencha, the highest grade of Japanese tea for export. The bud and top two leaves are cut at the peak of flavor and quickly pan-fired to halt oxidation of the precious polyphenols. Next, the buds and leaves are rolled into tight curls, slowly dried, and immediately packed to seal in the fresh flavor and aroma. Try Haiku Organic Japanese Sencha Green Tea as your good morning caffeinated tea as is or with a touch of lemon or your favorite milk.
HAIKU ORGANIC JAPANESE HOJICHA ROASTED GREEN TEA
By early summer in the Uji district, the traditional center of the Japanese tea industry, the tea farmers harvest the larger, older tea leaves and small twigs for Hojicha. They steam this mixture to prevent fermentation, mix it with volcanic sand, and roast it in revolving ovens. The sand, later removed, facilitates slow, even heating. This gives the tea its distinctive smoky or nutty flavor. The result is unparalleled taste and quality, as perfectly balanced as a poem. Try Haiku Organic Japanese Hojicha Roasted Green Tea with its distinctive roasted flavor for your early morning good brew.
HAIKU ORGANIC JAPANESE KUKICHA GREEN TEA
During the fall in the Uji district, the traditional center of the Japanese tea industry, tea farmers turn to the harvest of tea twigs for Kukicha, the “peasant’s drink”, so-called because farmers drank it after selling the leaves as a cash crop. The farmers carefully select 40% medium twigs aged 3 yrs., 40% thick twigs aged 10 yrs., and 20% thin twigs and leaves aged 1 yr., before gently roasting each variety separately to bring out its rich flavor. Because caffeine is concentrated in the leaves, twig tea is very mild and can be drunk even at night. Try out Haiku Organic Japanese Kukicha Twig Tea as is or mix it with your favorite fruit juice or just a touch of lemon for a refreshing naturally low-caffeine any time of day tea1