Ishikawa

A 3-post collection,

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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October 2017 - Genmaicha from Kaga

We selected a Genmaicha (玄米茶) from Kaga (加賀), in the prefecture of Ishikawa (石川). Genmaicha We can say of Genmaicha (玄米茶) that it's the first flavoured green tea thanks to the addition of brown rice, or "genmai" (玄米) in Japanese. We didn’t add anything to green tea until the invention of Genmaicha. The brown rice add some complexity to tea: Genmaicha has a fresh and rich taste, and sweetness as well as strength. It is well balanced. When the
- October 2017 - Genmaicha from Kaga

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August 2016 - Mugicha from Kaga

Heat has finally arrived in Japan, so for this shipment we naturally decided on a Mugicha (麦茶) from Kaga (加賀), in the prefecture of Ishikawa (石川). Mugicha It's not exaggerated to say that Japanese people drink nearly exclusively iced Mugicha at home during summer. And so do I: I prepare Mugicha every evening for the following day. Summer in Japan is not only warm, it's very humid. Warmth and humidity result in a hard to quench thirst. Sweet drinks make
- August 2016 - Mugicha from Kaga

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