Nara

A 5-post collection,

January 2020 – Organic Sencha from Nara

Happy New Year 2020, in good health! We will introduce you delicious teas for this year, just as we did last year! First of all, we selected an organic Sencha (煎茶), harvested around the city of Nara (奈良市) in the prefecture of Nara (奈良). Yamatocha - Sencha We selected an organic tea for the start of 2020. We call the tea from this region “Yamatocha (大和茶)”, because this region used to be called Yamato (大和). The tea plantation is located
- January 2020 – Organic Sencha from Nara

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December 2019 – Tea of Fire from Western Japan

This month we selected a Sencha (新茶) of a very rare kind, called "tea of fire", harvested from several regions in the West of Japan (西日本): Kyōto (京都), Nara (奈良), Mie (三重), Shiga (滋賀) and Kagoshima (鹿児島). Tea of Fire, a kind of Sencha The name is of course exaggerated, however the tea producer named this Sencha that way with great pride. It is a limited production, prepared only in winter and spring (from October to March). The tea was
- December 2019 – Tea of Fire from Western Japan

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September 2019 – Organic Yuzu Sencha from Nara and Kōchi

We prepared a Yuzu Sencha (柚子煎茶) this month, a Sencha (煎茶) mixed with zests of yuzu. Organic Yuzu Sencha A Sencha cultivated at the altitude of 500 meters in the highland of Nara (奈良) met yuzu (柚子) grown in the nature of Kōchi (高知). The tea is healthy and good in a completely organic mood. We carefully select good tea leaves from the first harvest of the year (from the end of April to the middle of May). Usually the
- September 2019 – Organic Yuzu Sencha from Nara and Kōchi

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March 2019 – Hōjibancha from Tsukigase

This month we selected a Hōjibancha (ほうじ番茶) from Tsukigase (月ヶ瀬) in the prefecture of Nara (奈良). It a light and soft smoked tea, recommended to everybody! Organic Hōjibancha The name of Hōjibancha (ほうじ番茶) is a portmanteau formed from Hōjicha (ほうじ茶) and Bancha (番茶). Its processing is done according to that of Bancha, followed by that of Hōjicha. First of all, we make Bancha. It is a kind of sencha from a late harvest. Owing to the sunshine over the summer,
- March 2019 – Hōjibancha from Tsukigase

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July 2016 – Shincha from Nara

Following the Shincha from Kumamoto (熊本), we selected another Shincha (新茶) from Tsukigase (月ヶ瀬), in the prefecture of Nara (奈良). Shincha, Kabusecha In the ancient times, we considered tea to be a medicine. People drank the leaves in summer, the fruits in autumn, the roots in winter and the burgeons in spring. Drinking the burgeons of tea of tea in the time of Shincha is said to be good for spending one year in good health. Now we advise all
- July 2016 – Shincha from Nara

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