Tea tasting: Kazurabashi-cha

I have very little information besides what I have already known about this tea, which I had bought at the Oboke roadside station in Tokushima. Kazurabashi-cha is the brand of tea produced in Aruse, a mountainous area located in southwestern Tokushima, close to the border with Kochi prefecture. Tea has been cultivated here for many … Continue reading Tea tasting: Kazurabashi-cha


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