About Tama Ryoku Cha Variety
The literal translation for "Tama (Ryoku) Cha" is "Round (Green) Tea". The leaves retain their round shape because the step when making Sencha, "Seiju”, which is to roll leaves into a needle like shape is omitted. There are pan fired and steamed versions of Tama (Ryoku) Cha. Our Steamed Tama (Ryoku) Cha with a light, refreshing and toasted flavor is from Kagoshima. Our Kama Iri (pan fired) Tama (Ryoku) Cha with a rich toasted flavor is from Shizuoka and is certified organic.