Tea from Brazil

by Tony Gebely 7

Brazil Green Tea

I recently received a sample of shincha green tea from Stash Tea from Brazil. This is my first contact with Brazilian tea. Stash’s website says:

“The Yamamotoyama Brazilian tea gardens are in two highland areas in the central part of the country at an elevation of 2,000-2,500 feet. The climate here is comparable to Japan and optimal for growing superlative green tea. In fact, tea bushes from Japan were carefully selected and transported to Brazil to plant in these gardens.”

Brazil Green Tea
Brazil Green Tea

The leaves, like many Japanese teas are steamed and chopped and they emit a sweet, vegetal smell. I infused the leaves for 1 min at 180F, the resulting liquor was a greenish-yellow.

Brazil Green Tea Liquor
Brazil Green Tea Liquor

The tea has an unusually creamy mouth feel. It reminds me of a milk oolong as far as mouth feel goes. There was a dull astringency and a light vegetal taste as well. This is a delicious tea from an uncommon source. It will be interesting to see what else Brazil has in store for us in the future. Definitely give this tea a try if you want to expand your tea palate.

Tony Gebely

Tony has been studying tea for over ten years and has traveled to many tea producing regions throughout Asia. His book, "Tea: A User's Guide" is available now.

Comments (7)

  1. Informative indeed.

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  4. dear sir/m

    i wish that your will be fine and please send us the complet information about your product and we want to have bussines with your company

    with best regards

    said kamal

  5. Thank you for the information. I am always looking for teas from around the world. A friend of mine who travels extensively is always kind enough to bring back teas from different countries. This time it is Brazil.


  6. Fascinating! I love hearing about tea grown in unusual regions.

    This is the first I have heard about a tea from Brazil; I just added it to RateTea.net, and added a little blurb to the Brazil article too; up until this point, I had only seen Yerba mate and Lapacho listed as originating in Brazil.

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