Tea place: Kanouya

Having just came back from a week's holiday in Hokkaido, it is time to blog about the teas I've bought. Firstly, Hokkaido is not a tea-producing prefecture, being so far up north. I did not expect to find locally produced teas. Regardless of that, I needed to replenish my depleting tea stock at home, so … Continue reading Tea place: Kanouya

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Northern limit of Japanese tea

In the book 日本茶のすべてがわかる本 , there is a brief section on Japan's northern teas (日本におけるチャの北限), as illustrated above. I was surprised to see Hokkaido, but apparently it is just the northernmost point where tea plants can grow. Some are also found growing in the wild. I further read that in Furubira town, tea plants can … Continue reading Northern limit of Japanese tea