Mie

A 4-post collection,

September 2018 – Genmaicha from Japan

This month we are doing a tour of Japan! We selected a Genmaicha (玄米茶) with ingredients picked from all over Japan: green teas grown in the prefectures of Mie (三重) and Shizuoka (静岡), brown rice grown in the prefecture of Yamagata (山形), matcha refined in Uji (宇治) and black soybeans from… somewhere in Japan! Genmaicha Genmaicha simply means “brown rice tea”, and is usually made by mixing green tea and roasted brown rice. Roasted brown rice takes the shape of
- September 2018 – Genmaicha from Japan

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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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June 2015 - Shincha from Mie

Spring is the season of Shincha (新茶), or “new tea“ in Japanese. So for the June shipment we selected a delicious new Fukamushi Sencha (深蒸し煎茶) from Ise (伊勢), in the prefecture of Mie (三重). Shincha Tealeaves are usually harvested 4 or 5 times a year, starting from April until October, though it varies depending on the area and specific plantation. Shincha is the green tea made from the very first harvest of the year. Shincha is characterized by freshness, crispness
- June 2015 - Shincha from Mie

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April 2015 - Karigane from Mie

This month we selected an amazing Karigane (かりがね) from the prefecture of Mie (三重). Karigane Kukicha (茎茶), also called Bocha (棒茶), is a tea blend made of stems, stalks, and twigs. Karigane is a kind of Kukicha made exclusively from Gyokuro (玉露) plants. Gyokuro is a special kind of Sencha (煎茶) grown in the shade, producing tea leaves vibrant green in color and rich with umami flavor. Karigane is naturally very low in caffeine. Its taste is lighter and sweeter
- April 2015 - Karigane from Mie

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