Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Shi Zen
Our green tea is grown on family farms located in small villages in the foothills of Mount Fuji. This remote Hyuga region of Shizuoka Prefecture enjoys the perfect combination of clean air, pure water, and fertile soil only found in this area of Japan.
Enjoy the taste and convenience of our pesticide-free green tea powder while taking a full advantage of its health benefits. When you brew green tea, you are drinking only 30 percent of its nutrients and throwing away the rest. With our green tea powder, all of its health benefits will be packed in your water bottle. Perfect for today’s busy but health conscious parents who are always on the go. On your way to the daycare, work, or yoga studio, just dissolve 2 sticks of our powered green tea in your 16-oz water bottle and take it with you. Along with all the benefits of regular green tea, it’ll also give you Vitamin E and dietary fiber you wouldn’t get from brewed green tea.
Learn more about this tea here.
The more I have of these green tea powder packets from Shi Zen … the more I like them. Today, I’m trying the Pesticide-Free Japanese Green Tea Powder Packets from Shi Zen. It’s deliciously sweet and invigorating to sip.
I start with a small bottle of water (16.9 ounces) and I open two packets of the powdered green tea. I pour one packet at a time, and give the bottle a good shake in between adding the packets, just to get the tea well incorporated and hopefully to avoid getting clumps of tea in my drink. And at first, I did get some clumps … but, after some vigorous shaking, the clumps dissolved and I’m left with a really delicious beverage for on the go.
The tea is really refreshing … I like this better than one of the bottled ready-to-drink teas that you can buy in a convenience store, because it’s not all sugar and corn syrup. I can taste the goodness of the green tea in this. I taste the grassy, vegetative tones and the sweet, lush flavor. It is sweet … there is absolutely no bitterness here. There is also virtually no astringency to this – that is to say, I can’t detect any astringency to this at all. It’s just smooth and easy to drink … whether you’re sipping or guzzling it down!
I like that this is pesticide-free. I like that this is pure green tea that’s been pulverized into a powder, and that once you’ve shaken it up … it stays incorporated. You don’t have to keep shaking in between sips. It’s a great way to stay hydrated on warm summer days like this one, and far tastier (and healthier!) than the RTD teas that you’ll find. This one gets two enthusiastic thumbs up from me!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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