Kawane and Honyama are considered by connoisseurs of Japanese teas to be one of the top tea-growing regions. In Kawane, where the Oi River springs, are the conditions ideal for high-quality tea. The nights are clear and cool and the mornings misty. The narrow valleys also provide natural shade for the tea fields. It is therefore not surprising that the tea leaves in this area are harvested about a month later than teas in low-lying Shizuoka.
In one of these beautiful mountain valleys, we came across another highly interesting boutique farm. They grow their tea pure organic and impress with an interessting selection of cultivars. Some of the used cultivars are even new to us. Furthermore, we are the first tea shop to introduce their white tea which is also partly made of one of those, to us, new tea cultivars.
What is special about Japanese White?
It’s the fact that white tea usually isn’t produced in Japan at all. Also, the Benifuuki cultivar is quiet rare as it’s usually only used for making black tea.
Harvest date: spring 2021
Taste: mellow yet refreshing
Terroir: Kawane, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Preparation: In this blog post you will find a description of how to brew white tea in an optimal way.
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