Shady Gables

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Green Tea Selections

Earl Grey Green

- The traditional Earl Grey flavor in a smooth and delicate green tea.

Formosa Gunpowder - Chinese green tea that gets its name, not because of its flavor, but because it is processed into gunpowder shaped pellets.

Friday Flowers - One of our most popular green teas! Sri Lankan green tea with pomegranate and hibiscus flavors.

Genmaicha - Luxury Japanese sencha “Popcorn” tea with fire-roasted rice. Legend has it that during the 1400s an important samurai warlord was having tea and discussing a battle with his patrol leaders. A servant by the name of Genamai was serving hot tea to the group. Leaning over to give tea to the warlord, rice that he had secretly taken for a morning snack fell out of his pocket and into the steaming hot tea. Some popped upon hitting the hot tea. The warlord was incensed, jumped up brandishing his samurai sword, and promptly cut off poor Genamai’s head. He then sat down to continue the meeting. He drank the tea. The flavor was very unique, and he enjoyed it tremendously. In honor of Genamai he pronounced that this rice and tea be served every morning and be called Genmaicha. (“cha” being the name for “tea” in Japanese)

Jasmine with Flowers - A delicate floral.

Kyoto Spring Festival - Exotic Chinese tea of Japanese-style sencha with cherry and rose flavors.

The Seventh Samurai - The lesson here is one of peace, unity, self-sacrifice, and care for the weak and helpless among us. Strawberry and sencha.