Discover Nio Teas – Japanese Green Tea

by Nio Teas – 1 year ago

Where to buy the best tea online? At Nio Teas! Their mission to find the best green tea in Japan, grown without pesticides, and share it with people all around the world. In doing so, they strive to tell the story of the incredible farmers that produce the tea, sharing their values and insights with their community. They also educate as many people as possible about green tea, with close to 300,000 followers on TikTok, 145,000 followers on Instagram and 6,300 subscribers on Youtube.  


Koicha.jpg?v=1658738199During a trip to Japan in 2016, Oliver noticed something he had rarely seen in Europe – a culture that celebrated premium green tea. After visiting a tea field during the tea harvesting and doing a tasting of Sencha, he noticed the powerful green colorsweet and savory flavor and he was hooked right away. He put in an order for a few packs of teas and attempted to sell them to people in his hometown at the local farmer’s market.

The unique tea colors, taste of these teas and the colorful assortment of teaware began to catch the eye of consumers in Europe. This initial interest at the farmers market soon turned into success online, and now Nio Teas is able to provide thousands of happy customers all over the world with delicious and healthy Japanese green tea!


When they source green tea in Japan, there are 3 things they look for

    1. First, the taste of the tea needs to be incredible. They get to taste hundreds of different teas from all over the country, so they can really be picky when it comes to selecting their favorites. Their customers tend to like teas that are on smoother and sweeter side, so this is what they mostly look for.
    2. Second, the tea needs to be produced in a sustainable way. They only select tea that is grown without the use of pesticides or chemicals. They also take the time to walk around the tea fields, and see what kind of ecosystem the tea farmers are creating. Nio Teas believes it’s important for the land to not only produce great tea, but also be a home for the local wildlife as well.
    3. Finally, they like to work with farmers who are not afraid to try new things. One of their favorite things to do is learn about the unique techniques used by farmers to produce the best possible tea. Every farmer has their own recipe for organic fertilizer and every farmer processes the tea leaves slightly differently. Of course they would all consider their own method to be the best, so they’ll just let the customer decide which they like most!


japanese_tea_farmer_sakamoto.jpg?v=1648734877The tea farmers they work with in Japan are some of the kindest people they have ever met. They invite us to their farms, and in many cases into their family homes, to teach us about different types of Japanese green teas. All they ask in return is that they share their story with the world. Part of their mission is to educate people about all the work that goes into making the best green teas, and why quality makes a difference. They believe that it is important for the next generation of tea drinkers to be informed about what true quality looks like, so that they can keep these traditions alive for years to come.

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