The difference between Japanese and Chinese Green Tea

Is Chinese green tea the same as Japanese green tea? This is probably the question you are asking yourself when you are at the store looking at the wide variety of green teas available. Well, if you are at the store, it’s not really a tough choice. All of the tea on the shelf most likely comes from China. Authentic Japanese green tea is more expensive and usually sold in specialty shops or online. Why? China produces over 80% of the world’s green tea and is the top exporter. They hold 78% of the export market. In comparison, Japan produces 7% of the world’s green tea and contributes less than…