All tea comes from the same plant (camellia sinensis) and like most plants, its leaves are green. Green tea preserves that green color and freshness. China and Japan produce the highest quality green teas, though many other countries are now producing it as well. Green tea usually produces a light body with mild astringency and a vegetal/grassy character.
The base teas in this collection are decaffeinated using the “Supercritical CO2 Decaffeination Process.” To summarize, this is when heated and pressurized CO2 passes through the tea leaves, bonding with and removing the caffeine molecules while leaving the rest of their chemical structure intact. Though more expensive than other methods, it is believed to best preserve the character of the tea.