Temporary Suspension of All Shipments

Dear Customers, Airmail service provided by JP Post is now suspended towards most destinations, including but not limited to most of Europe, North America and Australia. Until recently we could still ship to the EU, but the terrifying invasion of Ukraine by Russia has forced JP Post to suspend shipments towards most of Europe. As a consequence we have decided suspended all our activities until either JP Post resume shipments, or we setup an alternative shipping method. We are actively
- Temporary Suspension of All Shipments

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March 2022 – Oolong from Kumamoto

This month we selected an Oolongcha (烏龍茶) “made in Japan”, elaborated in the district of Kuma (球磨) in the Kumamoto prefecture (熊本). Oolong or Oolongcha We aimed at an Oolong made exclusively in Japan. Oolong is a half-oxidized tea, that you may know as a Chinese tea. And indeed it is usually “made in China“ or “made in Taiwan”. In Chinese, Oolongcha (烏龍茶) means a tea (茶) having a black color like a raven (烏), and curled like a dragon
- March 2022 – Oolong from Kumamoto

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February 2022 – Murakamicha from Niigata

For February 2022 we selected a Murakamicha (村上茶) from the city of Murakami (村上), in the prefecture of Niigata (新潟). Murakamicha is a very popular tea that we also sent last year, and in May 2016. Murakamicha This is now the third time that we present you Murakamicha (村上茶). This green tea, classified as a Sencha (煎茶), is the northernmost green tea produced in Japan. That is to say it is the Japanese green tea produced in the coldest climate.
- February 2022 – Murakamicha from Niigata

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New-Year 2022 – Onocha from Yamaguchi

For the end of the year, we selected an Onocha (小野茶), from the district of Ono (小野), in the prefecture of Yamaguchi (山口). This tea was initially supposed to be our December 2021 selection. But because of this never-ending COVID-19 pandemic, we had to reorganize our delivery pipeline, temporarily shipping out of France. Accumulating delays, December 2021 eventually became January 2022, so we ended up doing a single shipment for both months! Onocha from Ono The prefecture of Yamaguchi is
- New-Year 2022 – Onocha from Yamaguchi

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November 2021 – Genmaicha from Shizuoka

This month we selected a Genmaicha (玄米茶) from the city of Shimada (島田市), in the prefecture of Shizuoka (静岡県). Genmaicha We already introduced you many Genmaicha since the creation of Tomotcha. Genmaicha is a blend of green tea, roasted brown rice, and grains of white rice exploded just like popcorn. Genmaicha doesn’t have a long history: it was invented around 1930 in Kyoto, when a tea merchant had the idea of mixing crumbs of rice cake with tea, after
- November 2021 – Genmaicha from Shizuoka

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