Introduced to Japan by the Buddhist monks from China, tea plantations were started in the 9th century and tea was drank primarily for its health benefits. Soon after, the art of making tea, called Temae, became a performance of meditation. After that tea was then consumed for the pleasure its easy flavor brought. One Great coffee would like to bring you that same pleasure by offering you a variety of ways to enjoy Japanese tea. We have an extensive online selection of gourmet loose-leaf, bagged, herbal, flavored and wholesale green tea to suit you. Today is the day you can start your own tea ceremony!