A 8-post collection,

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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