Shiga

A 3-post collection,

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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December 2017 – Hōjicha from Shiga/Tōkyō

This month we selected a Hōjicha (ほうじ茶) roasted in Tōkyō (東京), using green tea from the prefecture of Shiga (滋賀). Hōjicha This Hōjicha (ほうじ茶), literally "roasted tea", is first of all produced as an unroasted green tea in the prefecture of Shiga (滋賀), and then remade at Morinoen (森乃園) in Tōkyō, a shop specialized in Hōjicha since 1914. The green tea from Shiga, carefully selected by this shop, is brought to Tōkyō and roasted at high temperature. The tea prepared
- December 2017 – Hōjicha from Shiga/Tōkyō

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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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