September 2021 – Yuzu Ryokucha from Kyūshū

We selected a Yuzu Ryokucha (ゆず緑茶), a tea exclusively produced in the region of Ureshino (嬉野), in the prefecture of Saga (佐賀), with Yuzu (柚子 or ゆず) peels from Kyūshū (九州). Ureshino (by Soejimaen) Yuzu Ryokucha In my opinion, the tea that is loved by Tomotcha staffs must be Yuzu Ryokucha (ゆず緑茶). But it is not easy to find a good Yuzu Ryokucha at a reasonable price. This time we found one 100% made in Kyūshū, the southernmost of the
- September 2021 – Yuzu Ryokucha from Kyūshū

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August 2021 – Sobacha from Hokkaido

This month we decided to select something really different from the usual green teas. So here goes a Sobacha (そば茶) from Hokkaido (北海道). Buckwheat – Sapporo Syoumeiann (札幌長命庵) Sobacha Sobacha (そば茶) literally means "buckwheat tea". It's an infusion made from roasted buckwheat, popular in Japan but also in Korea and China. It's not a tea, properly speaking, as it's not made from the tea plant – Camellia sinensis. Buckwheat is originary from China, more precisely from the North-West of the current province
- August 2021 – Sobacha from Hokkaido

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July 2021 – Shincha from Tsukigase

Here’s our second Shincha (新茶) of the year! It is funny, but we selected the very same Shincha, exactly 5 years ago: a Kabusecha from Tsukigase (月ヶ瀬) in the prefecture of Nara (奈良). Photo provided by Tsukigase Organic Tea Farm (月ヶ瀬健康茶園) Shincha, Kabusecha According to the report from the tea producer, Tsukigase Organic Tea Farm (月ヶ瀬健康茶園), spring came earlier this year, and there were some heavy frost in the beginning of April. Their first harvest of Kabusecha (冠茶) took
- July 2021 – Shincha from Tsukigase

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June 2021 – Shincha from Kagoshima

The season of Shincha (新茶) has finally arrived! In front of tea shops, we raise the flags of Shincha to announce the arrival of the new green tea! For 2021, we selected a Shincha made in the region of Chiran (知覧) in the prefecture of Kagoshima (鹿児島県). Shincha, Okuchirancha In 2021 Kagoshima (鹿児島) became the top prefecture for the production of green tea in Japan, taking the spot of Shizuoka (静岡). The area of Chiran (知覧) in particular is famous
- June 2021 – Shincha from Kagoshima

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May 2021 - Tsuyuhikari Sencha from Gifu

We selected a Tsuyuhikari (つゆひかり) sencha this month, from the town of Shirakawa (白川町) in the prefecture of Gifu (岐阜県). There are two places called Shirakawa in Gifu, that should not be confused: the town of Shirakawa located next to the city of Mino (美濃市), and the village of Shirakawa (白川村), famous for its traditionally thatched houses. Tsuyuhikari plantation in the town of Shirakawa (白川町) Tsuyuhikari Sencha Tsuyuhikari (つゆひかり) literally means "dew light". The appellation is that of a recently
- May 2021 - Tsuyuhikari Sencha from Gifu

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