is made by processing the leaf soon after it is picked, so this class of tea is considered minimally oxidized. Traditional hand-making method of processing green tea is still employed in many places. It involves spreading out a thin layer of freshly picked tea leaves on bamboo trays, exposing the leaf to sunlight and natural warm air. Next, a small batch at a time, the leaves are placed into hot roasting pans and moved about quickly with the hands so that they become moist and soft, allowing the natural moisture to evaporate. Another way of processing green tea, like our China Sencha, involves steaming it. Depending on tea origin and method of preparation, green tea notes vary from grassy and vegetal to nutty and sweet. Because the leaf is so delicate, green tea should be brewed in water that is well below boiling. This will prevent cooking the leaves and destroying the subtle notes of the tea.
Ego Tea Company was founded with a goal of offering affordable artisan teas and tea accessories that would please even the most discriminating tea drinker.
Our blends combine the freshest full-leaf teas, fruits, herbs, spices, and flavorings from around the world that unleash the essence of quality as they steep. Recognizing that tea is perishable, we only source and blend our teas in small batches and use advanced airtight packaging to maintain freshness and flavor.
While customer satisfaction is the focus at Ego Tea Company, we are also committed to clean, sustainable, and fair operations standards. We firmly stand by our products and our continuous efforts to reduce the environmental footprint.