August 2019 – Hōjicha from Kagoshima/Osaka

This month we selected a Hōjicha (ほうじ茶) harvested in the prefecture of Kagoshima (鹿児島), and roasted in Sakai (堺) in the prefecture of Osaka (大阪). Hōjicha A Hōjicha, or roasted green tea, produced from a green tea from Kagoshima, and Osaka’s roasting technology. We barely produce green tea in Osaka. But Osaka, or more precisely the city of Sakai, is the hometown of our great master of Japanese green tea, Sen no Rikyū (千利休). He perfected the tea ceremony
- August 2019 – Hōjicha from Kagoshima/Osaka

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July 2019 – Organic Shincha from Kawane

For the month of July we prepared another organic Shincha (新茶), of type Sencha (煎茶), from the region of Kawane (川根) in the prefecture of Shizuoka (静岡). Second organic Shincha of the year After the Shincha from Tanegashima in southern Japan, we are moving up to the middle of Japan, more precisely to Kawane in the prefecture of Shizuoka for another Shincha. The Shizuoka prefecture is the number one producer of green tea in Japan, and Kawane region is famous
- July 2019 – Organic Shincha from Kawane

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June 2019 – Organic Shincha from Tanegashima

This month we prepared an organic Shincha (新茶), of type Sencha (煎茶), from the island of Tanegashima (種子島), part of the Ōsumi Islands (大隅諸島), all the way in the South of Japan! Organic Shincha Shincha can be translated as "new green tea" or "first flush green tea". At last the first harvest of 2019 is ready! It has arrived from Tanegashima. It is a beautiful island in the form of a gentle hill. The island is located 115 km to
- June 2019 – Organic Shincha from Tanegashima

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May 2019 – Genmaicha from Shimane

For the beginning of the Reiwa era, we have selected a Genmaicha (玄米茶) from the prefecture of Shimane (島根). Enjoy the light bitterness of the tea combined to the sweetness of Nita rice (仁多米)! Rice field in Okuizumo Genmaicha This Genmaicha (玄米茶), or “brown rice green tea” in English, comes from Shimane prefecture. It is made out of 100% Nita rice, called “Nitamai“ (仁多米), one of the most famous brand of rice in Japan. It is produced naturally in the
- May 2019 – Genmaicha from Shimane

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April 2019 – Tamaryokucha from Shimabara

This month we selected a Tamaryokucha (玉緑茶) from Shimabara (島原), in the prefecture of Nagasaki (長崎県). Tamaryokucha is also called Guricha (ぐり茶) curly tea, owing to the shape of its leaves. Steep up to three times, and enjoy its soft taste, with tones of citrus, grass and berries! Tamaryokucha This is the second time we introduce a Tamaryokucha. Tamaryokucha is mostly produced in Kyūshū (九州), especially in the prefecture of Nagasaki. Moreover, this tea represents only 2.2% of the
- April 2019 – Tamaryokucha from Shimabara

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