June 2017 – Shincha from Shizuoka

This is the second Shincha (新茶) of the year! It comes from the prefecture of Shizuoka (静岡). Shincha We selected another Shincha (新茶), from Shizuoka (静岡) this time. Shizuoka is very famous for green tea in Japan. The prefecture of Shizuoka instantly reminds us of green tea, and of Mount Fuji (富士山). The producer for this tea is Mikasaen located in the city of Kakegawa (掛川), located in the south of Shizuoka. We call the tea for this region Kakegawacha
- June 2017 – Shincha from Shizuoka

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May 2017 - Shincha from Okinawa

This month we selected a Shincha (新茶) from the prefecture of Okinawa (沖縄). Shincha Shincha (新茶) 2017, the new tea leaves of the year have been released from Okinawa (沖縄), the southern island of Japan! Shincha is generally harvested from the 88th day following the spring equinox (February 4th) of the lunar calendar in Japan, and it falls on May 2nd this year. However, due to its geographical location, Okinawa’s case is different. The harvest started from the middle
- May 2017 - Shincha from Okinawa

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April 2017 – Hōji Bancha from Okayama

This month we selected a Hōji Bancha (ほうじ番茶) from Mimasaka (美作) in the prefecture of Okayama (岡山). Hōji Bancha Hōji Bancha (ほうじ番茶) from Mimasaka is a tea prepared while keeping the original shape of the tea leaves. We already presented another Bancha: Kyōbancha from Kyōto in October 2016. Tea leaves harvested in October that stored the nutrient elements inside since the summer, are steamed and sent in the drying machines. The difference with Sencha is in the drying machine. For
- April 2017 – Hōji Bancha from Okayama

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March 2017 - Ashigaracha from Kanagawa

Hello! We selected a Sencha (煎茶), delimited in Ashigara (足柄) from the prefecture of Kanagawa (神奈川). Sencha from Ashigara Ashigaracha (足柄茶) is produced in the prefecture of Kanagawa, not far from Tokyo, more precisely in the district of Ashigara. The tea plantations spread at the base of Mount Hakone (箱根), famous for its hot springs. The hours of sunshine are short so the development of tea trees is very slow. Thanks to these circumstances, tea trees absorb a lot of
- March 2017 - Ashigaracha from Kanagawa

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February 2017 - Tosa Aburicha from Kōchi

This month we selected a Tosa Aburicha (土佐炙茶) from the prefecture of Kōchi (高知). Tosa Aburicha Tosa Aburicha (土佐炙茶) is a kind of Hōjicha (焙じ茶) which we have already introduced to you several times. However, we have no right to call Aburicha any other Hōjicha. In order to make a tea called Aburicha, we have to use 100% of tea leaves from the area of Tosa (土佐), a former province of Japan in the area that is today Kōchi Prefecture.
- February 2017 - Tosa Aburicha from Kōchi

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