Our Tea

Alpine Tea Co grows the Yabukita Strain of Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis). This is the most popular breed for the production of Japanese Sencha tea, as it has a mellow taste, but also the refreshing aroma of Sencha.  This is an early ripening variety and has a subtle and delicate character which is a feature of an early-ripening variety.  The best features of our tea are it’s refreshing yet mellow aroma, and balance of sweet and bitter taste. Additionally, Yabukita is also particularly high in antioxidants, providing many other.

The first harvest of Yabukita (First Harvest – Shincha – Spring Tea) has high levels of amino acids, particularly Theanine (sweet, brothy taste and mellow aroma). First Harvest is harvested when the tea tree has only five new leaves, only the top three leaves are taken. These sprouts, are small and soft and not fully grown, so you can enjoy the precious fresh aroma which is only found on young tea leaves.

Whereas the second and third harvests (Pure Green – Sencha – Summer Tea) have higher content of Catechin, this tastes gently astringent and smells wonderfully fresh. This tea is cleansing on the palate.

Roasted Green (Roasted Green – Hojicha Style) is pure green that has been gently roasted to produce a more rounded flavour. This tea is less astringent than the pure green and has a comforting woody and nutty taste.

Alpine Tea Co grows and produces a wholly Australian Green Tea.  We have been with the tea every step of its process to you.  This tea has been developed with the Australian Palate in mind; therefore it has a light and refreshing taste to the palate. The tea could be considered a Sencha (the most widely consumed tea in Japan.), however to ensure no direct comparison to Japanese Sencha (ours is not as strong), we prefer to call it Australian Green Tea.

alpine tea co early days

alpine green tea first harvest

First Harvest – Shincha – Spring Tea

Premium Harvest Tea. Highest in Amino Acids and Antioxidants. Has a beautiful rounded taste, experience different flavours at each tasting and brewing.

A sweeter, brothier, less astringent taste than our regular pure green, it is a lovely green colour with a clear, not-so-cloudy liquid.

  • Growing Region – Kiewa Valley, Victoria, Australia
  • Harvest – First
  • Grown Under – Full Sun
  • Steaming – Medium Deep
  • Colour – Yellow-Green
  • Aroma – Medium
  • Taste – Sweet
  • Astringency – Mild
  • Recommended Brew Temp – 65oC to 70oC
  • Recommended Brew Time – 1 to 2 minutes

Available Sizes: 

100g Tin | 100g Bag | 200g Bag | 1kg Bag

We also sell by the kilogram

2-10kg | 11-21kg | 22kg plus

alpine green tea pure green

Pure Green – Sencha – Summer Tea

Second or Third Harvest Tea. High in Catechins (a powerful antioxidant), has a lovely refreshing taste. Close your eyes and remember lovely summer days. A tea with a gently astringent, medium refreshing taste and freshly cut grass aroma.

  • Growing Region – Kiewa Valley, Victoria, Australia
  • Harvest – Third
  • Grown Under – Full Sun
  • Steaming – Medium Deep
  • Colour – Yellow-Green
  • Aroma – Medium
  • Taste – Medium
  • Astringency – Medium
  • Recommended Brew Temp – 70oC to 75oC
  • Recommended Brew Time – 1 to 2 minutes

Available Sizes: 

100g Tin | 100g Bag | 200g Bag | 1kg Bag

We also sell by the kilogram

2-10kg | 11-21kg | 22kg plus

alpine green tea roasted green

Roasted Green – Hojicha Style

Roasted Pure Green. Lightly roasted tea, brings out a woody, nutty taste. A warming, comforting tea , perfect with your favourite nook and a book.

  • Growing Region – Kiewa Valley, Victoria, Australia
  • Harvest – Third
  • Grown Under – Full Sun
  • Steaming- Medium Deep
  • Colour – Yellow-Green
  • Aroma – Medium
  • Taste – Medium
  • Astringency – Low
  • Recommended Brew Temp – 70oC to 80oC
    Can withstand brewing at hotter temperatures
  • Recommended Brew Time – 1 to 2 minutes

Available Sizes: 

100g Tin | 100g Bag | 200g Bag | 1kg Bag

We also sell by the kilogram

2-10kg | 11-21kg | 22kg plus