In Japan this tea is classed as one through which you "taste the shadows" because the leaves are protected from sunlight for three weeks before being hand picked. The result is a tea weak in tannins, highly complex and aromatic. Settle into a comfortable blend of delicate fragrances including snow peas, water chestnuts and corn salad. Velvety smooth and intensely emerald green, this tea is an experience unto itself! The quintessence of Japanese teas.