Renegade teas arrived!

I don’t remember how did I come across Renegade Tea Estate’s Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, I think it was floating around on Facebook, but it was interesting enough for me to take a gamble. I contributed USD75 to get myself a tea bush in rural Georgia (the country, not the American state!) and 300g worth of … Continue reading Renegade teas arrived!

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Tea tasting: Kawane shincha

Surrounded by mountains along the Oigawa River, Kawanehon area in central Shizuoka is ideal for tea production. Tea from this area is generally known as Kawanecha. I bought this Kawane shincha (literally new tea or tea picked from new young leaves in the first harvest) from Kawane Bussan Company, located just opposite Senzu Station on … Continue reading Tea tasting: Kawane shincha