Stash Premium Green tea is grown in Yamamotoyama's Brazilian tea gardens. Our Premium Green tea is expertly processed. Beautifully handled leaves are steam processed in the traditional Japanese style to preserve the flavor, fragrance, and color of the fresh leaf. The finished tea leaves are a vibrant green that brew into a bright golden-green liquor with a delicately herbaceous, slightly sweet and nutty flavor.
In the early 1970s an executive of Yamamotoyama discovered an area perfect for tea production in central Brazil. This was a wonderful opportunity, as Japan had limited land to expand Yamamotoyama's tea production. Plus, Brazil's growing season is opposite of Japan's, Brazil has very rich and fertile soil, and offers the perfect tea growing climate with fog and heavy dews. The best Japanese tea bushes and their seedlings were hand picked and taken to Brazil to produce the finest green teas possible. The Yamamotoyama Brazilian tea gardens are in two highland areas in central Brazil near the Atlantic Ocean, at an elevation of 2000 to 2500 feet above sea level.