7 Different Varieties of Green Tea You Should Try ...


Although all green tea is made from the unfermented tea leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, there are many different varieties of green tea, and they each have their own unique flavor profile.

Some varieties of green tea are very bitter and strong, while other varieties are almost sweet and mellow.

Because of the many variations of flavor among the different types of green tea, there is something for everyone.

So, if you have tried green tea and not liked it very much, you should try other varieties.

You just may come across a type of green tea you love.

1. Gunpowder Tea

Gunpowder Tea

You should definitely include gunpowder green tea in your list of different varieties of green tea to try.

This tea originated in the Zhejiang province of China, and it has a very unique appearance.

The leaves are rolled to look like small balls that are thought to resemble gunpowder.

When hot water is poured over the tea the leaves uncurl and you are left with a pungent tea that is strong and earthy.

2. Sencha Tea

Sencha Tea

Sencha tea is a Japanese green tea that is very popular.2

In fact, it accounts for almost 80 percent of the tea that is manufactured in Japan.

This tea is so popular because it is a very high quality tea that uses only the top of the leaves and the buds.

When you brew sencha tea, you will be left with an amber color tea that has a grassy flavor.

3. Bancha Tea

Bancha Tea

Bancha tea is considered to be a lower quality green tea than sencha tea.

To make bancha tea, tea growers use the leaves that were not used to make the sencha tea.

Essentially, bancha tea is made with the leftover tea leaves.2

Despite being a lower quality tea, bancha tea has a similar taste to sencha tea.

However, it has less caffeine.

Also, you can purchase bancha tea for much less than sencha tea.

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