Sencha

A 8-post collection,

September 2017 - Tsukimi Sencha from Kyōto

This month we selected a type of Sencha called Tsukimi Sencha (月見煎茶), from the prefecture of Kyōto (京都). Tsukimi Sencha Sencha constitutes 80% of the green tea produced in Japan, however Sencha doesn't have a long history. Formerly teas in Japan were not green, but brown, similar to black teas or oolong teas. Sencha was completed by Nagatani Sōen (永谷宗円) who lived in Kyōto during the Edo area (17th century). He invented a method for drying tea leaves and stalks
- September 2017 - Tsukimi Sencha from Kyōto

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May 2017 - Shincha from Okinawa

This month we selected a Shincha (新茶) from the prefecture of Okinawa (沖縄). Shincha Shincha (新茶) 2017, the new tea leaves of the year have been released from Okinawa (沖縄), the southern island of Japan! Shincha is generally harvested from the 88th day following the spring equinox (February 4th) of the lunar calendar in Japan, and it falls on May 2nd this year. However, due to its geographical location, Okinawa’s case is different. The harvest started from the middle
- May 2017 - Shincha from Okinawa

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March 2017 - Ashigaracha from Kanagawa

Hello! We selected a Sencha (煎茶), delimited in Ashigara (足柄) from the prefecture of Kanagawa (神奈川). Sencha from Ashigara Ashigaracha (足柄茶) is produced in the prefecture of Kanagawa, not far from Tokyo, more precisely in the district of Ashigara. The tea plantations spread at the base of Mount Hakone (箱根), famous for its hot springs. The hours of sunshine are short so the development of tea trees is very slow. Thanks to these circumstances, tea trees absorb a lot of
- March 2017 - Ashigaracha from Kanagawa

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January 2017 – Ibicha from Gifu

Happy new year 2017! To begin the new year, we selected a kind of Sencha (煎茶): an Ibicha (いび茶), from the district of Ibi (揖斐) in the prefecture of Gifu (岐阜). Sencha, Ibicha Ibicha (いび茶) is produced in the prefecture of Gifu, more precisely in the district of Ibi. The tea plantations spread along the Ibi river (揖斐川) and around the base of Mount Ikeda (池田山). The character of Ibicha is a light sweetness at the same time as a
- January 2017 – Ibicha from Gifu

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November 2016 - Asamiyacha from Shiga

This month we selected a kind of Sencha (煎茶): an Asamiyacha (朝宮茶), from the region of Shigaraki (信楽) in the prefecture of Shiga (滋賀). Sencha, Asamiya-cha Asamiyacha (朝宮茶) is one of the 5 best green teas in Japan, after Uji (宇治), Shizuoka (静岡) and Sayama (狭山). The tea plantation is located at an altitude between 400 and 500 meters (1300 to 1600 feet), between the prefectures of Kyoto and Shiga. The climate is pecular: days can be be very warm
- November 2016 - Asamiyacha from Shiga

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