This tea is grown in the misty mountain area of Shizuoka, Japan. The needle shaped leaves create a delicious tea that has a wonderful greenish transparent gold colour. The leaves are gently rubbed to create a lovely fragrance that is ever so elegant. With high levels of antioxidants and polyphenols, the Japanese believe this tea has a lot of health benefits, including assisting in weight loss. One sip, and you’ll understand why it’s the most popular tea in Japan.