Blue Willow Tea: Kyoto Bancha
The green teas of Japan are unexcelled for vegetal freshness and sweetness. The dark green leaf of this tea yields a light-bodied, pleasing taste with clean and sweet aroma. An everyday “house tea” of the Japanese countryside, Blue Willow Bancha is appealing to those who are looking for a mellow pick-me-up that you can be enjoy with a variety of foods. 30% of leaf weight consists of polyphenols, a key component in Ayurvedic medicine.
About Blue Willow Tea
Blue Willow tea is a one-woman labor of love. Owned and operated by Ali Roth since 2012, Blue Willow is one of the few tea distributors in the United States committed to providing single-origin teas directly from farms dedicated to sustainable practices and humane living conditions for tea workers and their families.
Ali travels directly to farms to witness how the tea is grown and processed, and to cultivate personal relationships with the growers. "The way tea is grown and processed affects much more than the infused result. It impacts the health of the soil, water supplies and surrounding wildlife, which play a huge role in the neighboring communities."
One taste of Blue Willow, and you'll discover what the art of tea is all about. "The patience, craft and attention to detail that goes into producing quality teas is a gift," says Ali, "and Blue Willow is committed to helping people find the beauty in every sip."