2021 newly registered cultivar ‘Danshin37’

Danshin37 is a newly registered tea cultivar, having gotten officially registered in January this year It is the result of research and cultivation by the Miyazaki Prefecture Agricultural Research Institute's Tea Industry Branch. The research institute's photo shows the first harvest buds of this cultivar. Its kanji characters literally translates as 'warm heart'. It was … Continue reading 2021 newly registered cultivar ‘Danshin37’

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Tea tasting: Hana-kokochi (Katsumata Pioneers Tea Production Cooperative)

I first saw Hana-kokochi, a brand of kaori ryokucha or aromatic green tea, at the World Ocha Festival in 2019. It was displayed at the booth promoting teas from Makinohara Plateau, if I did not remember wrongly. But I did not buy it then, because I exceeded my purchase quota or something (I travelled light … Continue reading Tea tasting: Hana-kokochi (Katsumata Pioneers Tea Production Cooperative)

Research centre announces new tea cultivar with sweet floral scent

I would like to share a piece of tea industry news released by the Shizuoka Tea Industry Research Centre just a few days ago in a video presentation. Had nearly forgotten about it until a fellow tea enthusiast Shiratori-san mentioned it in his IG. Every year, the centre presents results of findings and research that … Continue reading Research centre announces new tea cultivar with sweet floral scent