A 5-post collection,

October 2018 - Sencha from Kagoshima

For once it's not Yasuko writing about tea! I don't have her knowledge of Japanese history and culture, but I will try to take you for a short trip to the South of Japan, from where I brought back the October 2018 selection: a Sencha (煎茶) from Kagoshima (鹿児島). Ibusuki Kyūshū (九州) is the southernmost island among the four main islands of the Japanese archipelago. Kyūshū litteraly means "nine states", and is thus composed of nine prefectures. Interestingly, the name
- October 2018 - Sencha from Kagoshima

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July 2018 – Shincha from Kagoshima

The season of Shincha (新茶) has come! For 2018, we selected that of Chiran (知覧) in the prefecture of Kagoshima (鹿児島). Shincha We selected a shincha from the prefecture of Kagoshima this year, the second region in terms of green tea production in Japan, located on the island of Kyūshū, at the southwest end of Japanese islands (though not as far as Okinawa). Here, precisely in the town of Chiran, climate is temperate and soils are fertile. As a result,
- July 2018 – Shincha from Kagoshima

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July 2015 - Sencha from Kagoshima

For the July shipment, we have selected a Sencha (煎茶) from Kagoshima (鹿児島). This tea qualifies as a Shincha (新茶) since it is made from the first harvest of the year. Sencha Sencha (煎茶) is the most popular green tea in Japan, and is served with most Japanese meals. 80% of Japanese green teas are Sencha. The word itself comes from the Japanese verb "senjiru" (煎じる) which means "to infuse (with something)". Very thin needle-like tealeaves of Sencha have a
- July 2015 - Sencha from Kagoshima

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March 2015 - Chirancha from Kyushu

Last week I went with my family on a short trip to visit the region of Kagoshima (鹿児島), at the south western tip of the island of Kyushu (九州). The area is fantastic, with many hot springs, and jaw-dropping landscapes. The food is of course delicious: local specialties include black pork and... raw chicken! And of course there is Sakurajima (桜島): the volcano facing the city, shaking it a little every time it explodes (several times a day, no less)
- March 2015 - Chirancha from Kyushu

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A Trip to Kagoshima

Exciting news: next week I will be travelling to Kagoshima (鹿児島), the southernmost city of Kyushu (九州). I've been to Kagoshima many times, but I'm always in awe when in front of the almighty Sakurajima (桜島): a very active volcano in the bay facing the city. Of course I will bring back a delicious local tea for Tomotcha's next shipment (March 2015). Kyushu produces a lot of green tea, including some local specialties like Tamaryokucha (玉緑茶). I will pick whichever
- A Trip to Kagoshima

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