Japanese teas are known worldwide for being both delicious and healthy. The country’s history with tea goes back to 12th century when tea drinking was first introduced to Japan from China by Buddhist monks. Praised for the excellent flavor and for its benefits to health and wellbeing, tea soon became popular with court nobility and the samurai class, and the tradition of the tea ceremony was formed. Eventually, tea became widely available to the masses and with different preparation techniques, new types of tea were developed. Today Japan is the country that produces the world-renowned matcha, delicious sencha, exquisite gyokuro, roasted-nutty genmaicha and many other different kinds of green tea that make Japanese tea-world unique from any other country.