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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Temporary suspension of shipments towards the United States and Australia | UPDATE: shipments have resumed

Dear Customers, JP Post has unexpectedly suspended airmail service for small packets to the United States and Australia, leaving us with no choice but to temporarily suspend shipments towards these two countries. We are currently working on an alternative shipping method, so we may hopefully still be able to ship November tea, albeit with a delay! We will, of course, keep you informed. UPDATE: shipments have resumed We have found a (temporary) solution to resume shipping to both the United
- Temporary suspension of shipments towards the United States and Australia | UPDATE: shipments have resumed

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October 2021 - Kaga Bōcha from Kanazawa

This month, we selected a Kaga Bōcha (加賀棒茶) from the historical city of Kanazawa (金沢市), in the Ishikawa prefecture (石川県). Kanazawa train station by 663highland, CC BY-SA 3.0 Kaga Bōcha We already sent a Kaga Bōcha few years ago, in November 2015. Bōcha (棒茶) is a roasted green tea, as such it is classified as Hōjicha (ほうじ茶). But bōcha is produced exclusively from twigs, hence its name that means literally tea (茶) of sticks (棒). Kaga Bōcha is a
- October 2021 - Kaga Bōcha from Kanazawa

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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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