Currently, Japanese tea is loved all over the world like coffee and black tea. As you know, coffee is characterized by its origin, and enthusiasts have their favorite origin.
Naturally, Japanese tea is produced in Japan, but like coffee, Japanese tea has different characteristics depending on the production area.
Let’s list some typical production areas
Shizuoka tea is cultivated in Shizuoka prefecture, which is one of the three major production areas of Japanese tea. The scale of production is wide, from large farms to small farms, and it is also an attractive tea with a wide variety of personalities.
Shizuoka tea, which has a long history and was called Abe tea, is known to have been loved by Ieyasu Tokugawa. It is said that Shizuoka tea has become popular as one of the three major teas because it was stored in a tea pot and used for a tea ceremony.
Shizuoka tea grows in a land rich in nature where a refreshing breeze blows through. In particular, Shizuoka tea, which grows in mountainous areas, is characterized by the fact that the tea leaves have a deep taste due to the moderate sunshine hours and the temperature difference that occurs during the day.
There are many small-scale farmers in such mountainous areas, and Shizuoka tea with a unique mountain scent finished by the light steaming method is produced. On the other hand, you can feel the deeper astringency of Shizuoka tea made by the deep steaming method, which steams the tea leaves for a long time.