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Japanese Green Tea Co.

Japanese Diet Pu-Erh Tea - Saryu Soso (30 tea bags)

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We believe in a customer-first policy. If you are not happy about our product or service, we will give you a full refund, no strings attached. If you are not satisfied in any way, please email us at

Our motto is to make you happy and healthy. We wish to become part of your life and that you are happier and healthier than you were yesterday. 

Price Guarantee Policy 

We strive to be the best online retailer of Japanese Green Tea products in the USA. Our partnership with the best Japanese green tea farms in Japan allows us to acquire their products at a reasonable cost, which we transfer to our customers through lower prices. We want our customers to get the best price every time.

If you find any other online store which sells the same item for a lower price within six months of the date of your purchase, please let us know, and we will be glad to match that price and refund you the difference. This is true for our store as well; if you find that our store is lowering the price of a product you purchased from us less than six months ago, we will refund you the difference. We want you to feel confident that you are getting the best price.

To request your partial refund, simply email us a link to the product whose price has been lowered and your order ID. We will process your request and credit your credit card accordingly.

Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • Our Price Match Guarantee applies only to the item you purchased from our store. Additionally, the purchase must be completed before requesting the price match.
  • Promotions such as coupons, rebates, and buy-one-get-one-free offers are not eligible.
  • The item must be in stock on the competitor's site.
  • The competitor site must be an online retailer without a physical location.
  • We do not offer price-match against discounters and auction sites like eBay, Overstock, etc.
  • The competitor site must be an authorized retailer for the item in question.
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the retail price of the item and the shipping cost. It does not include sales tax.
Product FAQ & Nutrition Facts

FAQ About  Japanese Diet Pu-Erh Tea - Saryu Soso 

Q1: What are Gallic Acid and polymerized Polyphenol?

A: During the fermentation process, Gallic acid (polymerized polyphenol) is created. This element helps to block the absorption of fats by the body.

Q2: When and how much tea should I drink?

A: Drinking about one liter daily is ideal for maintaining a healthy lifestyle with our tea. Before and during meals and before exercise are the ideal times to drink tea to get the maximum effect. Simply put, anytime you want to enjoy a delicious cup of tea is perfect!

Q3: Will I really lose weight?

A: As our tea is not a medical weight loss supplement, we cannot guarantee that everyone who drinks our tea will lose weight. However, the diuretic effect of the tea has been the source of much praise from our customers, who have been helped with troublesome issues such as constipation by drinking Japanese tea every day. Drinking one liter every day for two or three months, you will begin to notice a marked change in your energy levels and overall wellness.

Q4: How should I drink it?

A: You can drink our tea both hot and cold. Drinking the tea hot helps activates the body’s metabolism and promotes the body’s sense of well-being. Because we provide our tea in convenient teabags, you can enjoy a hot cup of tea at anytime, anywhere! While iced tea is also an option, heat activates the healthiest elements and components, so those who wish to experience the greatest effects should drink it hot.

Q5: Is the tea hard to drink? What does it taste like?

A: Other Chinese Pu-erh tea has a unique and earthy flavor, which can be too strong for the tastes of some consumers. However, our tea is domestically grown for a milder and more palatable flavor for everyone to enjoy. Please enjoy a cup today!

Q6: Why is it so expensive?

A: We use 100% wild-grown tea leaves. We process the leaves in a clean, temperature and humidity-controlled room over a period of 4 days from manufacturing to processing, utilizing a safe and secure production protocol.
In addition, due to time and production limitations, our tea cannot be mass-produced. We prioritize quality and strive to deliver only the highest quality tea to our consumers. Because you can make one liter with a 5g pack of our tea, and considering that a PET bottle (plastic bottle, 500ml) is only about 50 cents, we are confident you will find drinking our tea not only to be healthy but also a worthwhile, delicious, and affordable experience.

Q7: Is it safe?

A: We understand there are concerns about bacteria and pesticides when buying imported goods. This is why at Arahata Gardens, we grow our tea domestically, on-site and submit all of our products to a rigorous 204-point safety test, ensuring that our products are pesticide-free, delicious, and safe for our customers at the time of purchase.

Q8: How can you make Chinese-style Pu-Erh tea from green tea?

A: There are four main types of tea leaf/tea plant in the world; all of these are from the plant family camellia. The main differences in flavor, appearance, and texture result from different methods of fermentation.

Q9: What type of bacteria is used for fermentation?

A: We utilize the special fermentation process and bacteria developed by famous fermentation researcher Denbei Kawamura. As the specifics of this method are a highly guarded trade secret, we cannot divulge all of our secrets! However, we guarantee all of our products are safely produced, delicious, and of the highest quality.

 Q10: Compared to foreign teas, this tea seems light in color...

A: While some may say it is impossible not to have a milder and lighter tea with this fermentation method, and may have a point, the process of making the tea using both the active (effective) and crude bacteria at the same time is messy, time-consuming, and does not allow for the beautiful color and drinkability of our product. With our temperature-controlled, well-maintained system, we produce consistently delicious and beautiful tea.

Q11: How many times can I reuse the tea bags?

A: You can steep it 2-3 times with hot water for an 8 oz size. Of course, the third steeping would not be as strong as the first steeping. The 2nd or 3rd steeping tastes sweeter and milder than 1st steeping, so some people like the taste of the 2nd steeping better.

Q12: Does diet tea make me diarrhea?

The tea elements that help lose weight, such as tiadenol, act as thermogenic and not something that will let you lose weight by having diarrhea.

Q13: How many grams is each teabag, and how do you make 1 liter of tea?

Each bag is 2g; therefore, you would make a litter of tea with 2-3 tea bags (depending on how strong you want the tea to be). We usually boil 2 bags in 1 liter of water and keep it in a jar in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts  

Amount Per Serving: 
Serving Size 1 teabag (2 g) - Makes 11 oz (350 ml) 

Product Name Saryu Soso - Japanese Diet Pu-Erh Tea
List of Ingredients Pu-Erh Tea
Type Tea Bag Green Tea

For Mug Cup: 2g x 30 Pack 

Declaration Regarding Veg or Non-Veg Veg
Declaration of Food Additives None
Country of Origin 100% Made in Japan
Name and Complete Address of Manufacturer Arahataen Inc. 257 Nunohikihara Makinoharashi
Shizuoka Japan 421-0407 Japan

 Vegetarian 100% Natural Gluten-Free Sugar-Free Cruelty-Free 

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About Our Tea: The Best that Japan Can Offer

Like a fine wine, high-quality tea depends on more than pretty packaging. The leaves' age, growing conditions, and even soil fertility impact the final flavor. For us, how tea is grown and the way it’s processed is the secret to crafting a sweet, nutritious tea like no other.

Global Tea Championship 2017, 2018, 2019 Winner

We Strive for Sweeter Soil Cultivation with the Chagusaba Method

Chagusaba (茶草場) is an ancient farming method that relies on tending both man-made and natural grasslands to enhance soil fertility. This labor-intensive process takes thousands of man-hours every season, but tea farmers find it worthwhile for the crop quality it produces.

Practiced by Shizuoka farmers for centuries, grasses are grown throughout tea plantations in the summer months and later to be cut down to form an insulating layer to prevent the ground from freezing. Sugar cane and syrup are also added to the soil to enhance its sweetness.

By enriching, protecting, and revitalizing the soil beneath each tea tree, the chagusaba method sweetens the taste of each tea leave by keeping plant roots warm and well-nourished throughout the winter. As the mulch breaks down in the spring, it adds much-needed silicic aid to the base of each tree, enriching the soil and preventing roots from getting burned from too much nitrogen.

‘Dusty’ Tea is A Sign of High Quality, Really!

At first look, our deep steamed tea leaves appear broken down, even dusty. This is because the longer processing time breaks down the tea leaves, especially at their tips. This leads to powdery tea that many compare to ceremonial matcha in taste, texture, and nutrient levels.

Drinking tea leaves directly actually enhances the nutrition for your body. However, if you’re bothered by these fragments, a specially designed fukamushi teapot provides a finer mesh to filter them out.

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Our Teas Contain Better Flavor with Deep Steaming Technology

After they are picked, steaming tea leaves is necessary to stop oxidation. Most green tea is steamed for 30 seconds before being rolled and dried, creating a brew that leaves you with a bitter taste.

In contrast, the sunny yet foggy conditions throughout the Shizuoka region where it grows creates a firmer tea leaf, which needs longer steaming to release the complex flavors contained within. This means that our tea undergoes ‘deep steaming’ (aka fukamushi method 深蒸し) for almost two minutes - four times longer than regular tea!

Only thick, sun-soaked leaves benefit from deep steaming. The proprietary steaming machine used for every batch was developed specifically for our tea after years of research and study. Today, it is the leader in streaming technology in Japan and the world.

Longer processing leads to a bolder flavor filled with the health-enhancing amino acid Theanine. Every cup provides a robust taste, smoother mouthfeel, and a subtle hint of sweetness, and far less astringency.

Shipping and Returns 

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  • International Customer - USPS International Priority Shipping with Tracking (6-10 Days): US$29.99 per order 


No Sales Tax

You pay no sales tax unless you live in the State of Washington. Even if you live in the State of Washington, tea (unprepared food) is not taxable. 

We Ship Same Day!

Orders placed by 10 AM ET will be shipped from our warehouse daily Monday-Friday after payment is verified. Orders placed after 10 AM ET will be shipped the next day.

We use USPS for all our orders.

You can track packages from the USPS website or by clicking on the tracking number link on the confirmation email you receive.  

We Ship Anywhere in the USA, Canada, the UK, and Australia

We ship anywhere in the USA (including Hawaii and Alaska), Canada, UK, and Australia.  Click here to see the detail.

For USA shipment, our fresh green teas are shipped directly from Japan to our warehouse in Washington on a weekly basis. We ship all our fresh green tea to you from our warehouse in Washington via USPS. This shipping approach allows us to reliably ship fresh green tea speedily to your door without any international shipping involved after you order. 

For Canada, the UK, and Australia, we ship items to our warehouse in each country and ship to you within the country; therefore, you do not need to pay import duty like purchasing from other companies. 

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We Now Ship Our Products Internationally 

Simply select your country when checking out, and our website will calculate the shipping price. 

For most countries, the shipping price is a $29.99 flat rate per order. (This means that the more you order at once, the better deal for you.)
Unfortunately, the free shipping promotion does not apply to international orders. 

The item will be shipped using USPS International Priority Shipping with Tracking. It usually takes between 6-10 days for most of the country. 

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We have other alternatives to save you on shipping if you live outside the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, or India.  Please contact us from this link if you are outside these countries.

Free Insurance Included

All order comes with Free Insurance through USPS. 

Shipping Charge on Subscription Order

Whichever shipping method you choose on the first order will be retained for all future orders. If you choose free shipping today, it will lock in the free shipping for all the time until you unsubscribe.

Order Confirmation

Immediately after you place an order on our website, you will receive an automated confirmation email. This indicates that your order has been registered in our secure system, and your credit card has been pre-authorized for the purchase. The system automatically notifies us so that we can start processing your order to be shipped. Our system tracks inventories in real time. On the rare occasion that the item is backordered or unavailable, we will reach out to you via email. If your items are available for shipment (within 5 business days), we will process the charge, and the order is submitted for shipment. If, for any reason, you do not receive the confirmation email, please contact us at

Damaged Goods

We do our best to ensure that you get your product in excellent shape, and it is our top priority that you are satisfied with your order every time. However, things do happen, and your item may be damaged during the delivery process. Please inspect the package immediately after the item arrives or when signing for delivery. If you notice any damage, please take a picture of the damaged material, and send the photos to We will make sure that you receive the replacement product as soon as possible. 

Missing Goods

If you notice any missing or damaged items, please send us the information at

Cancellation & Returns

We understand that we all change our minds sometimes. You can cancel your order within 48 hours of the purchase at no cost. We will simply refund you the full amount. After 48 hours, cancellation is subject to a $10 administration fee whether the item has been shipped or not. If your order is already shipped, you (the buyer) will also be responsible for return shipping charges. A refund will be credited to your credit card, which you originally used to place the order. Please contact us at 

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Shipping and Returns 

  • How do you ship green tea?

    Our teas are shipped directly from Japan to our warehouse in Washington by air. Then we ship it directly to you from our warehouse using USPS or UPS; depending on the cost and speed to your location. (For Canada, Australia, the UK, Germany and Denmark, please click here)

    This shipping approach allows us to quickly send fresh green tea to your door so you don’t need to wait for any international shipping. 

    For more information, please see our Shipping and Return Page.

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  • How much do you charge for shipping?

    We use USPS, and the following are the rates for shipping. The shipping price is a flat rate per order. All shipping comes with free insurance through USPS.
    • What is the shipping charge on a subscription order?
      Whichever shipping method you choose on the first order will be retained for all future orders. If you choose free shipping today, it will lock in free shipping for all time until you unsubscribe.

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      • Do you ship anywhere in the USA, including Hawaii and Alaska?
        Yes! We ship anywhere in the USA, including Hawaii and Alaska.
        • Do you ship internationally outside the USA?
          We now ship our products internationally.
          For Canada, Australia, the UK, Germany and Denmark, please click here

          For the rest of the world, please select your country when checking out, and our website will calculate the shipping price.

          Unfortunately, our free shipping promotion does not apply to all international orders.

          For most countries, the shipping price is a $29.99 flat rate per order. This means that the more you order at once, the better deal it is for you.

          The item will be shipped using USPS International Priority Shipping with Tracking, and shipping usually takes between 6-10 days to get to most of the country.

          We have other alternatives to save you on shipping if you live outside the USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Germany or Denmark.  Please contact us from this link if you are outside these countries.
          • Does your shipment require a signature? 
            No. Unlike other companies sending packages from Japan, our tea is shipped via USPS, so it does not require your signature or picked up from the local post office. Instead, the package gets delivered to your mailbox like any other US postal mail.
          • Do you provide a tracking number for the 2- 5 day method? 
            Yes, we do provide a tracking number for 2-5 days (Free) shipping. (USPS Tracking) 
          • How soon do you provide the tracking number? 
            We ship items Mon-Fri at 11 am ET. When the item is ordered after 11 am, we send it the next day. So you get the tracking before 11 am on the day (if ordered before 11 am) or the next day (after 11 am). 
          • Can I send the package as a gift to someone?
            Yes, you can specify the shipping address separately from the billing address so that you can send it to your friends easily. We do not include the receipt in shipment in general.
            • Do you allow shipping to PO Box?
              Yes, we do allow PO Boxes. Our packages are shipped via USPS, and they have access to your PO Box. 
            • Why is your shipping fee so low?
              At Japanese Green Tea Co., we are revolutionizing buying Japanese green tea by partnering directly with Arahataen Farms. Because they grow, process, and package their tea on site, we get shipments to you much faster- usually just one to five days!

              By cutting out the middle-men, you get your tea faster, fresher, and without fees.

              Your tea is shipped using USPS from Washington State, so you don't need to worry about the hassle of dealing with signing for your package or custom duty.

              You get your tea in 2-3 days in the USA. (Click here to check when you will get your tea if you order today.)

              Click on the image below to visualize why

              At Japanese Green Tea Co., we are revolutionizing buying Japanese green tea by partnering directly with Arahataen Farms.

              • How long does it take to get my green tea after ordering? 
                We ship the same day!

                After payment is verified, orders placed by 10 a.m. ET will be shipped from our warehouse daily, Monday-Friday. Orders placed after 10 a.m. ET will be shipped the next day.

                Our green tea is shipped from Japan to the USA every week to our warehouse in Washington so that we can ship fresh green tea to you quickly using USPS directly from our warehouse. With this processing, you receive your order within one week of ordering.
              • How do you pack your tea? 
                Each tea comes in a sealed pack to retain its quality.

                Sealed, packaged tea is shipped in a soft packed envelope or box, depending on the size of the order.
              • Do I need to pay sales tax? 
                No. Unless you live in the state of Washington, you do not need to pay sales tax. And even if you live in the State of Washington, tea (unprepared food) is not taxable.
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                • Do I need to pay import tax?
                  No. Unlike other online sites selling from outside the USA, we take care of all custom taxes and import duties so that you do not have to worry about any of them. 
                  • What payment method do you accept?
                    We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diner’s Club. We also accept PayPal, Amazon payment, Google G-Pay, Apple Pay, Venmo and Shopify Pay (Shop Pay). 

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                    • What is the Buy with Amazon option?
                      Buy with Amazon allow you to use your Amazon Prime account to get our products. See the video below:  
                    • How secure is your shopping cart?
                  Shopify Inc. provides our shopping cart with top security features, including Level 1 PCI CSS Compliant Secure Provider, Visa's Global Compliant Provider List, and Master Card's SDP List.
                    • Do I need to create an account to order from you?
                      No. You can check out as a guest by providing your name and shipping address. You are not required to create an account to order.  
                    • Does your website keep track of my account, so I can repeat my order?
                      If you enter an email address when you order, the order information is tracked with your email address.

                      At any time, you can register on our site with the same email address you used when ordering at  This will allow you to see your past orders so that you can easily make a purchase of the same item(s) again.

                      There is an option to auto-subscribe, which will provide you with 20% off of orders. You can check more detail about the subscription option here:
                      • How do I add a discount code? I can’t find where to enter the discount code.
                        You can enter your coupon code on the checkout page.

                        If you can’t find it, don't worry; just email us with your order number and coupon code at and we will refund you the discount.
                      • Are there late fees?
                        No, there are no late fees if you miss a scheduled payment.
                      • What is the option to pay in installments?
                        When checking out with Shop Pay, you now have the option to pay now or later.
                        Paying in installments, Shop Pay allows you to split your purchase amount into 4 equal, biweekly installment payments—with 0% interest, no hidden or late fees, and no impact on your credit score.* In some instances, your first payment is due when you make your purchase; otherwise, your first payment is due 2 weeks after your purchase
                      • What if I make a return on a purchase made through Installments?
                        If your refund amount is less than the amount remaining on your Shop Pay Installments balance, then you can expect one or both of the following:

                        - A smaller payment balance on the final payment.

                        - Less future payments on the remaining loan balance.

                        If your refund amount is more than the amount remaining on your Shop Pay Installments balance, then you can expect to receive the difference as a refund to your original debit card or credit card payment method within 3 to 10 business days.
                      • Which payment methods are accepted if I use the option to pay Installments on Shop Pay?
                        The installments option on Shop Pay is available on debit and credit cards.

                      Subscription Program FAQ 

                      • How does my subscription work?

                        If you are a new customer, your first shipment consists of the tea you choose to order.

                        After that, you'll receive deliveries of the same tea every 15, 30, or 60 days depending on the cycle you choose. Your credit card will be charged each time your tea is shipped, and you can cancel at any time.

                        On our product page, please follow the three simple steps described below. 

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                        • What is the shipping charge on a subscription order?
                          Whichever shipping method you choose on the first order will be retained for all future orders. If you choose free shipping today, it will lock in the free shipping continuously until you unsubscribe.

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                        • When I signed up for the subscription, the shipping was free.  Is shipping always going to be free for subscription items?
                          Yes, when you subscribe during a free shipping promotion, the subscription items and the price will be locked in with the subscription.  

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                        • I don't drink tea that often. Can I get shipments less frequently?
                          Definitely! You can select a 60 days option. After you set up your automated subscription, you may change how frequently you receive shipments.

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                        • Is the subscription price I see only for the first order?
                          No. The price you see on the site is for the first order and the subscription's subsequent order. Therefore, the price will not change as long as you are subscribed.

                        • When will my first paid order be shipped?
                          Your first paid order will be shipped immediately after you order. After that, we ship the same day.

                          Orders placed by noon MT (2 pm Eastern / 11 am Pacific) will be shipped from our warehouse daily Monday-Friday after payment is verified.

                          Our green tea is shipped from Japan to the USA weekly to our warehouse in Washington to ship fresh green tea to you quickly using USPS. With processing, you receive your order within one week of ordering.

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                        • What happens if I want to try different tea? May I change my subscription? How?
                          You can alter the tea you subscribe to anytime without any additional fee for the next cycle.

                          You may also make changes to your subscription, such as altering the frequency of shipments, from your user profile. Or, if you need help, just contact our team at 1-800-380-7030 or

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                        • How can I specify the day of shipment and which day to ship for the subscription? 
                          Your subscription will be automatically shipped based on the date of your first order.

                          For instance, if you order tea on September 1st and select a 30-day cycle, your next shipment will be shipped on October 1st (30 days from the first order).

                          If you want to make changes to the day when the subscription ships, please contact our team at 1-800-380-7030 or

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                              Green Tea Club Rewards Program

                              • How Do I join? 
                                Please join by creating an account for free here
                              • How can I access my account?  How can I see how many points I have?
                                You can click on the "Login" on the top-right header, or simply click here.

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                                To view your Reward Points, click the blue button at the bottom left corner of the website.

                                When you click the button, it will open the reward widget where you can see how many points you have.

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                                • How Do I Spend Points?
                                  You can spend your points by logging into your account, clicking the reward button on the bottom left corner of the website, and clicking “Ways to redeem” in the reward widget.
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                                  •  What are Birthday Points?
                                    Every year on your birthday, we'll give you bonus birthday points, just for being you! 
                                    • How much does it cost to join?
                                      Our loyalty program is totally free! We do it to say "thank you" to our awesome customers! 
                                      • Is there a limit to how many order points I can get?
                                        Of course not! We want to reward your loyal orders! 
                                        • Do points expire? 
                                          Points never expire!

                                        About Green Tea

                                        • Can I order a sample of tea?
                                          Yes! Each product we offer is available in a sample size.

                                          Simply select “Sample (10g)” under the size option and checkout as usual.
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                                        • What is so special about your green tea? 
                                          Our green tea is the best-selling Japanese green tea in Japan online. The reason is simple: it tastes good, and most of our customers are repeat customers who come back for more.

                                          Our tea is grown using the Chagusaba method. The Chagusaba Method is a traditional green tea farming method used for centuries in areas where plants such as the Japanese silver grass are cut and used as organic fertilizer between autumn and winter. Plants are cut into small pieces and are carefully placed on the ground of the farmland. This increases the ground temperature and moisture in the dirt, which fertilizes the soil better. Japanese silver grass also contains many silicic acids, which are excellent for making the dirt richer. This process is highly labor-intensive, but the tradition has been followed for centuries in the area to create the best green tea.

                                          Read more about Chagusaba Method on our blog.

                                        • Are your products vegan?
                                          Yes. All our products are 100% Vegan and 100% natural. No artificial flavors are added. 
                                          • Is your tea made in Japan?
                                            Yes. All our products are 100% made in Japan. Within Japan, our tea farms are located in the area that is known for the best green tea production in Japan, Shizuoka by Mt. Fuji. Please see About Us Page for more information.

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                                            • Is it Gluten Free? 
                                              Yes. All our products are Gluten free.
                                            • Is it GMO-Free? 
                                              Yes. All our products are GMO free and cruelty-free.
                                            • What is the cultivar of your tea? 
                                              All our green tea are Yabukita  (やぶきた) cultivar except for Benifuuki which is Benifuuki cultivar. 
                                            • Is there nutritional information regarding tea?  
                                              When you go to the specific product you are interested in, scroll down and you will see the “Nutrition Facts” tab, and there you can see all the nutritional information.

                                              Japanese Green Tea Nutrition Facts

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                                            • Are your teas blended, meaning blended with tea leaves from different plantations/cultivars, or do most come from a single plantation?
                                              None of our Japanese green tea is blended. They all come from our farm in Shizuoka and single cultivar (Yabukita or Benifuuki for Benifuuki products).
                                            • Does your matcha have any filler?
                                              Absolutely not. Our matcha is 100% pure matcha and no filler is used.
                                              • What tea is the best to lose weight/mix in with smoothies? I saw you have a specific tea for weight loss, but it is tea leaves, and in bags, so I did not think that would work. Do you have any recommendations?
                                                For losing weight with a smoothie, we still suggest using Diet Puerh Tea.

                                                Since this is not a powder form, you would want to steep them first and mix them in a smoothie. You can follow the instructions under the “loose leaf tea” section of our article How to Make Green Tea Smoothies.

                                                The other option is our matcha. Not as much as the diet tea above, matcha does have chemical properties for losing weight. You can find it here: Premium Matcha

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                                              • Can you tell me if any Japanese teas are made from all of the Camellia Sinensis leaves, not just the tips?
                                                Yes, we have Aracha, which not only consists of tips of the tea leaf but the entire tea component. Please read more about Aracha here.
                                                • I've heard that green tea is good for health. Is it true?
                                                  Yes, it is. Since Japanese green tea is less processed than other types of tea, the health effects are known to be greater than other types of tea.  Please check our Japanese Green Tea blog for all health-related articles related to Japanese Green Tea.

                                                  • What about the Expiration Date?
                                                    We get all our freshly picked green tea from Japan every week. Most of our products have an expiration date of 1 year from manufacturing, so you will have enough time to enjoy your green tea! The date of Manufacturing and expiration are printed on each package.
                                                  • I've heard that Matcha can be consumed even years after production.
                                                    We do not offer aged matcha.

                                                    All our matcha products are freshly cropped and packaged with an expiration date of 1 year from manufacturing.

                                                    Some companies indeed offer aged matcha; however, the environment to age tea has to be controlled and maintained carefully to retain the quality without the spread of bacteria for safely facilitating the aging of matcha; we do not sell this kind of matcha, and we do not recommend eating old matcha which is has not been aged safely.
                                                    • I am worried about radioactive materials in products made in Japan. 
                                                      Our tea is 100% safe from radioactive materials. Here is a link to an official test result of radioactive material, and it indicates that there are no radioactive elements found in our tea. (This is a link to an English Translation of the Report.)  Please note that this test was conducted in 2012, one year after the Fukushima accident in March of 2011. Even after many years of the incident, we keep testing and ensuring that no harmful materials are in our tea. 
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                                                      • I'd like to know about the different ways in which I can consume green tea. Is it good with honey, or should I just drink it plain?

                                                        In Japan, people usually consume green tea plain without adding sugar or honey.  However, in other countries such as in the US and India, it is common to drink it with honey which does pair very well. We have compiled some green tea recipes such as sparkling tea with lemon and fruit tea. Sign up to our newsletter to get the recipe for free.

                                                        We also have an extensive article on how to make a Japanese Green Tea Smoothies which might be of interest to you.

                                                        We also have an entire blog dedicated to alternative ways to enjoy Japanese Green Tea.  Please see our blog here.
                                                        • Is it really the best-selling Japanese Green Tea Online in Japan? 
                                                          Yes, in 2016 and 2017. Japanese green tea produced by Arahataen was the best-selling tea by volume on Rakuten online market, which is the largest e-commerce site in Japan.


                                                            • Do you do wholesale?
                                                              Japanese Green Tea Co. provides quality wholesale Japanese green tea to various Japanese Restaurants, Spas, and Gourmet Shops throughout the USA. If you are interested in our wholesale service, please contact us from the wholesale contact page.
                                                            • What is the relationship between and
                                                              We hold both of the domains and they are the same company.

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                                                                Japanese Pu-Erh Tea
                                                                Japanese Diet Pu-Erh Tea - Saryu Soso is a national award-winning tea, good for diets and skin. Tea is extremely popular in Japan because of its benefits. Saryu Soso contains 1.7 times the tannic acid (a subset of Polyphenol made up of Gallic Acid) compared to Chinese Pu-Erh tea. 

                                                                Saryu Soso was developed in collaboration with Shizuoka University and uses patented bacteria created by Mr. Denbei Kawamura, which creates an element called Teadenol. Teadenol is known to be very good for the skin.  

                                                                The fermentation process takes 80 hours of extreme care and dedication in the High Technology Clean Room; equivalent technology used in semiconductor manufacturers to ensure no dust or other bacteria gets into the room during the process.

                                                                The tea comes in a Pyramid tea sachet bag made from premium quality nonwoven fabric which is biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Read more about soilon nonwoven fabric we use for our tea bag here.

                                                                Enjoy the ultimate tea made with passion and care combined with tradition and the latest Japanese technology!

                                                                How to Drink: Simply add tea bag in a mug cup (8 oz) with hot water temperature of 175°F for 60-120 seconds.

                                                                Type of Tea Japanese Pu-Erh Tea (Microbial fermentation tea)
                                                                Cultivated by Chagusaba Method using sugar cane soil

                                                                2009 National Grand Prize Winner - Japan Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries
                                                                Cultivar  Yabukita (やぶきた)
                                                                100% Natural
                                                                Single Origin

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                                                                Why Buy from Japanese Green Tea Co.

                                                                Free Shipping in the USA, UK, Canada, and AU

                                                                Japanese Green Tea Co. proudly ships our products free of charge to customers in the USA, Canada, UK, and Australia. Please click here to learn more about the shipping policy in each country.

                                                                Global Tea Champion

                                                                Our Green Tea has won the Global World Tea Championship three years in a row, from 2017 to 2019*.

                                                                *Since 2020 the championship has been halted due to COVID

                                                                30 Days Money Back Guarantee

                                                                We strive to be the best online retailer of Japanese Tea products. If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with our products, we will, without question, give you a full and unconditional refund.

                                                                Grown in Sugarcane Soil

                                                                Like a fine wine, high-quality tea depends on more than pretty packaging. The age of the leaves, their growing conditions, and even soil fertility all impact the final flavor. For us, how tea is grown and the way it’s processed is the secret to crafting a sweet, nutritious tea like no other.

                                                                Health Benefits

                                                                Good for Diet - Tea contains 1.7 times diet elements compared to Chinese Pu-Erh tea.

                                                                Polyphenol and Gallic Acid reduce absorption activities in the stomach.

                                                                Incredible skin benefits -Taedenol helps the Pathogen Suppression process of the body, which helps with skin issue, making skin smooth and beautiful.

                                                                Rich in vitamins B, A and E.

                                                                Lose Weight By Drinking More

                                                                Saryu Soso contains 1.7 times the tannic acid (a subset of Polyphenol, made up of Gallic Acid) compared to Chinese Pu-Erh tea. Based on how the tea plants are grown, the tea leaf is thick and contains more Catechin. Catechin changes to Polyphenol and Gallic Acid through the fermentation process described below. Polyphenol and Gallic Acid reduce absorption activities in the stomach. Therefore, you achieve the effect of diet by drinking before and after meals.

                                                                Benefits of Diet Green Tea

                                                                It helps block the enzyme that breaks down the hormone used by the nervous system to signal fat cells to break down fat.

                                                                As little as 2 to 3 cups of green tea a day to your diet can be beneficial to those drinking the tea to lose weight.

                                                                Stimulates Metabolism.

                                                                Customer Reviews

                                                                Based on 47 reviews
                                                                Alice Paresa
                                                                Strong flavor

                                                                I think I like this better than tea catchin + green tea cha style that I have on order. This has a bold flavor that I enjoy. I will have to change my order.

                                                                Taste very good on cold days

                                                                I enjoy drinking this tea as it really helps get through the cold rainy days. The flavor is pretty light and and not super wrong like black teas.

                                                                Using on my Fasting days

                                                                Love this mild tasting tea. It actually seems to open up my head and nose and gives me a very pleasant awareness of becoming more alert!

                                                                Ronald T.
                                                                No bite or bitterness ,

                                                                No bite or bitterness , Smooth:+1:

                                                                Angelina A.
                                                                I simply love it. New

                                                                I simply love it. New to this product I find it nourishing in many ways. I can have the same tea bag twice in a day and the feeling remains the same. I actually stop what I am doing and use this time to be present with the tea. Very little things stop me this way, except this tea. Infinite gratitude for the taste and quality.