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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January 2017 – Ibicha from Gifu

Happy new year 2017! To begin the new year, we selected a kind of Sencha (煎茶): an Ibicha (いび茶), from the district of Ibi (揖斐) in the prefecture of Gifu (岐阜). Sencha, Ibicha Ibicha (いび茶) is produced in the prefecture of Gifu, more precisely in the district of Ibi. The tea plantations spread along the Ibi river (揖斐川) and around the base of Mount Ikeda (池田山). The character of Ibicha is a light sweetness at the same time as a
- January 2017 – Ibicha from Gifu

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December 2016 - Irokawacha from Wakayama

We selected a Kamairicha (釜入り茶) from Irokawa (色川), in the region of Nachikatsuura (那智勝浦) in the prefecture of Wakayama (和歌山). Kamairicha, Irokawacha The district of Irokawa (色川) in Nachikatsuura (那智勝浦) is located on the slopes with a southern exposure of the Kii mountain range (紀伊山地). The difference of temperature between day and night is intense, and dew covers the tea trees in both mornings and evenings in this region. This mountain climate brings ideal conditions to cultivate tea and the
- December 2016 - Irokawacha from Wakayama

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November 2016 - Asamiyacha from Shiga

This month we selected a kind of Sencha (煎茶): an Asamiyacha (朝宮茶), from the region of Shigaraki (信楽) in the prefecture of Shiga (滋賀). Sencha, Asamiya-cha Asamiyacha (朝宮茶) is one of the 5 best green teas in Japan, after Uji (宇治), Shizuoka (静岡) and Sayama (狭山). The tea plantation is located at an altitude between 400 and 500 meters (1300 to 1600 feet), between the prefectures of Kyoto and Shiga. The climate is pecular: days can be be very warm
- November 2016 - Asamiyacha from Shiga

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