TeaMania in Japan – The Honyama tea growing region
Konnichiwa dear tea friends
We are happy to publish our first photo report about Japan. After staying in the hectic urban jungle of Tokyo , we were happy to sniff the country air again. After a short stay in a ryokan, we moved to Shizuoka, one of the main tea growing areas in Japan . In Shizuoka we visited an innovative tea producer whom we got to know through a friend. Maybe more on that in a later post.
However, we were interested in more teas with character. Those from small tea farms which are run by families and impress with their uniqueness. We finally found what we were looking for in Honyama. Here, where the Abe River has its source , the tea bushes thrive in narrow valleys surrounded by deep forests. The water of the mountain streams is so clear that wasabi can even be grown here. These special conditions ensure a special microclimate. From the Abe and its numerous tributaries and sometimes even from Mount Fuji, wafts of mist run through the tea fields of Honyama . As a result, the tea leaves are shaded in a natural way and this ensures, among other things, that teas from Honyamacan be counted among the best teas in Japan.
All diese Shincha Tees sind bereits eingetroffen und lieferbar.