Green tea is the second stage of oxidation of the tea leaf after white tea. The best green tea is the first picked leaves in early April or May, depending on the region. Each producer has their own distinctive signatures that make each green tea unique. The taste can range from green vegetal to slightly savory and baked. You will not find a more diverse selection with such exquisite taste anywhere. The collaborative effort of the producers in this category have taken centuries in the making.