Yasuko Ito

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32 posts, Osaka,

April 2018 – Sakura Ryokucha from Shizuoka

We selected a Sakura Ryokucha (桜緑茶) from Kawane (川根), in the prefecture of Shizuoka (静岡). Sakura Ryokucha Sakura Ryokucha (桜緑茶) is a green tea with a flavor of Sakura (桜), that is to say of cherry blossom beloved by all Japanese people. It does not contain any artificial ingredient, or even Sakura: the scent comes from the tea variety itself, called "Shizu 7132 (静7132)". It looks like a robot name, however, it is
- April 2018 – Sakura Ryokucha from Shizuoka

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March 2018 – Tamaryokucha from Saga

We selected a Tamaryokucha (玉緑茶) of Ureshino (嬉野) in the prefecture of Saga (佐賀). Tamaryokucha (Ureshinocha) Tamaryokucha (玉緑茶) or Ureshinocha (嬉野茶) is produced in the northern region Kyūshū called Ureshino (嬉野). There are two types of Tamaryokucha: roasted and steamed. The method of roasting tealeaves in the pan was brought in this region by a Chinese porcelain artisan 500 years ago. As time went by, we learned to mix this method and that of
- March 2018 – Tamaryokucha from Saga

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February 2018 – Kabusecha from Suizawa, in the prefecture of Mie

This month we picked a Kabusecha (かぶせ茶). This is the first green tea that we chose when starting Tomotcha just 3 years ago. We are going back to the origin to send you an excellent Japanese tea. Kabusecha The origin of Kabusecha (かぶせ茶) is here, in the district of Suizawa (水沢) in the prefecture of Mie (三重), between Suzuka (鈴鹿) range and Ise (伊勢) bay. This favorable environment and a fertile soil make excellent teas. The prefecture of Mie is
- February 2018 – Kabusecha from Suizawa, in the prefecture of Mie

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January 2018 – Ōbukucha from Kyōto

2018 has come! We wish you a Happy New Year. For a good start, we selected a lucky tea, an Ōbukucha (大福茶) from the city of Kyōto (京都), in the prefecture of Kyōto (京都). Ōbukucha We already introduced you to Ōbukucha (大福茶), exactly 2 years ago. This name is old, abd can be found in the ancient archives of the Xth century. For more details, you can also read the blogpost of January 2016. We often serve it with a
- January 2018 – Ōbukucha from Kyōto

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December 2017 – Hōjicha from Shiga/Tōkyō

This month we selected a Hōjicha (ほうじ茶) roasted in Tōkyō (東京), using green tea from the prefecture of Shiga (滋賀). Hōjicha This Hōjicha (ほうじ茶), literally "roasted tea", is first of all produced as an unroasted green tea in the prefecture of Shiga (滋賀), and then remade at Morinoen (森乃園) in Tōkyō, a shop specialized in Hōjicha since 1914. The green tea from Shiga, carefully selected by this shop, is brought to Tōkyō and roasted at high temperature. The tea prepared
- December 2017 – Hōjicha from Shiga/Tōkyō

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