History of Green Tea in Japan Essay

2275 Words May 10th, 2013 10 Pages
Introduction of Green Tea in Japan Originally, green tea came from China. China is the birth place of green tea, to Japan in the 9th century. Nowadays, green tea has been extensively planted in Japan. Green tea came from Japan by Japanese Buddhist monks who studied in from China. Japanese Buddhist monks learned new cultures and knowledge that contributed to ancient Japanese society. They learned about Chinese society and discovered green tea. So they bought it back to Japan. At the time, green tea mainly drunk as medicine and was only available to the upper class such as monks and aristocrats. In 1191, the famous Zen monk Eisai brought back tea seeds to Kyoto. Eisai started to introduce green tea in Japan. He popularized the …show more content…
Objective The objective for us to do this assignment is to be able to understand the production methods and the knowledge of the product. Besides that, it also undertakes research in acquiring new information and trends in the beverage industry. From this assignment I really can learn something new about green tea. I know the history of Japanese green tea, the production method and how to prepare the perfect cup of green tea. Although I am doing about Japanese green tea, but I am also know about Chinese green tea while I am doing my research.

The Production Method of Japanese Green Tea Green tea is made from the top two leaves and buds of a shrub, Camellia sinensis, of the family Theaceace and the order Theales. This order consists of 40 genera of trees or shrubs that have evergreen leaves, flowers with five sepal or leaf-like structures and petals. The genus Camellia consists of 80 species of East Asian evergreen shrubs and trees. Besides the leaves, other ingredients may be added to create special scents or flavors during the drying process, such as jasmine, flowers, or fruits. In Japan, the tea harvesting begins around the end of April, with the leaves picked by hand or machine. A bud and several leaves are picked from each plant. The first crop is harvested in April and May, the second crop in June, the third crop in July and the final

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