Loose Leaf Green Tea

Looking for your new favorite tea? Fresh, thirst-quenching and utterly delicious: a cup of good green tea can offer much more than just health benefits.

Discover unique pure classical Chinese and Japanese, unique Indian and rare Colombian green tea or mouth-watering seasonal blends. You name it, we’ve got it. 

Origins of Our Loose Leaf Green Tea

Green tea is made from the Camellia sinensis plant, mostly grown in Asia and Africa. We source our green teas from Japan, China, India and Colombia, all with a different character unique to their climate, environment and location. 

Green tea is less processed than black tea. After harvesting, tea leaves are steamed or pan-fried to stop oxidation and preserve antioxidants and fresh scent and flavor. 

Green tea contains EGCg, a powerful catechin found abundantly only in tea plants. A cup of green tea will contain about 20-60mg of caffeine and L-theanine, an amino acid with a calming effect. Besides catechins, caffeine and L-theanine green tea contain chlorophyll, vitamins, and minerals. It may help boost the immune system and offer antiviral, antibacterial, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory properties and protect the heart, brain, skin, bones, and teeth.

Popular High-Quality Green Teas

Don’t know where to start? Green tea can have a whole range of flavors–from freshly cooked green vegetables like asparagus or spinach, to toasty flavor of a freshly baked bread and light smokey notes. 

Must-try traditional green teas: 

  • Japanese sencha steamed green tea with a fresh vegetable flavor
  • Chinese Dragon Well pan-fired green tea with a light toasty flavor
  • Japanese Genmaicha a unique Japanese green tea blended with roasted rice

Best types for cold brewing, lattes and iced tea: 

  • Chinese sencha blends for cold brewing
  • Pinhead Gunpowder for green tea lattes
  • Young hyson flavored blends for iced tea

Brewing Tips for a Great Cup

A cup of good green tea should never be bitter–if you brew it properly. Bring fresh spring water to a boil and let it cool down to 158°F- 185°F. Preheat your teapot or a mug by pouring boiled water in and out. Measure one to two teaspoons of your favorite green tea leaves. Place the tea leaves into a teapot or use an infuser and steep for 2-3 minutes. Strain. Drink the tea while still hot. You can re-steep the same green tea leaves until the flavor is gone, usually 2-4 times.

Why buy green tea online from us?

We believe that a cup of tea should not only offer you benefits and great flavor but lots of fun and happiness too. To achieve this, we are dedicated to sourcing premium quality pure loose leaf tea, unique tea blends, and tisanes. Behind Simple Loose Leaf is a passionate family business that believes that drinking green tea can make a great difference in your life too.

But our mission doesn’t stop here. We are dedicated to making positive changes in our community by caring about people and the environment. That’s why our tea containers are made from 100% Recycled Paper and 70% + Recycled Aluminum End Caps, meaning you can recycle them again or re-use them for storing other tea or items. All our teas are hand-packaged through our partnership with a local nonprofit called Bost, offering job opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.