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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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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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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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February 2021 – Karigane Hōjicha from Mie

This month we selected a Karigane Hōjicha (雁ヶ音ほうじ茶) from the prefecture of Mie (三重). Karigane Hōjicha Hōjicha (ほうじ茶) literally means roasted tea. Indeed Hōjichas are first prepared as traditional green teas, usually Senchas, and are then roasted. As implied by its name, Karigane Hōjicha is simply a Hōjicha produced by roasting a Karigane (雁ヶ音), that is to say a tea made out of stems, stalks, and twigs, leaving out the tealeaves. Roasting the green tea removes its bitterness, and gives
- February 2021 – Karigane Hōjicha from Mie

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