Month: September 2017

Kabusecha Kawase Green Tea

Kabusecha Kawase Green Tea

Translation: Shaded tea and the name of the grower Production area: Shizuoka Prefecture Harvest season: Early May Cultivar: Yabukita Like Gyokuro tea, Kabusecha is a shade-grown tea cultivated in gardens that are covered by canopies for about two weeks before the leaves are picked As […]

Genmaicha Sencha-Matcha Green Tea

Genmaicha Sencha-Matcha Green Tea

Translation: Roasted rice tea, and Sencha-and-Matcha base Production area: Shizuoka Prefecture Harvest season: From spring to fall, depending on the type of tea desired Cultivar: Yabukita Genmaicha tea is a mixture of tea leaves and roasted and popped grains of rice. It was originally a […]

Sencha Fukamushi Aji Green Tea

Sencha Fukamushi Aji Green Tea

Translation: Infused tea, long dehydration and the name of a hill Production area: Shizuoka Prefecture Harvest season: Early May Cultivar: Yabukita In Japan, there are two major styles of Sencha tea: Asamushi and Fukamushi, Asamushi is characterized, by a short dehydration period and rigorously sorted […]

Bancha Shizuoka Green Tea

Bancha Shizuoka Green Tea

Translation: Third harvest tea and name of the prefecture where it is grown Production area: Shizuoka Prefecture Harvest season: June for the best-quality teas and September for the nest Cultivar: Yabukita Bancha was the everyday tea for most Japanese until the middle of the Edo […]

Gyokuro Tamahomare Green Tea

Gyokuro Tamahomare Green Tea

Translation: Pearl of dew and prestigious Production area: Uji, Kyoto Prefecture Harvest season: Once a year, in May Cultivar: Gokou Although some sources claim that shaded growing was practiced as early as the beginning of the 17th century, the first Gyokuro tea was officially produced […]

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