Overall review after 2023 spring harvests
Japanese Tea Sommelier Blog
by Florent - japaneseteainstructor
9M ago
I have a lot of trouble adding content to the blog, firstly for reasons of time, but also for fear of redundancy of information, and because I would like to avoid doing simple reviews of the teas that I select.... Read More ..read more
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The Japanese tea cultivars
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by Florent - japaneseteainstructor
1y ago
It was time for an update, and even a rewrite of my old article on cultivars, the first dating from 2009 (on the French blog), despite a few minor edits. And then as a bonus I made a complete list... Read More ..read more
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Tea producing areas in Japan
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by Florent - japaneseteainstructor
2y ago
This article once again is an update and a perspective of a now very old general article (here it is) about the production regions in Japan. Just like wine or coffee, when we talk about tea, one of the first... Read More ..read more
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The cultivars from Sayama
Japanese Tea Sommelier Blog
by Florent - japaneseteainstructor
2y ago
While I mentioned the Sayama-kaori cultivar in detail a few weeks ago, I have just put on sale two sencha from Iruma (the city of Iruma is the most important tea production area of ​​Sayama tea) both made in from cultivars... Read More ..read more
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About the situation of Japanese tea in Japan today
Japanese Tea Sommelier Blog
by Florent - japaneseteainstructor
2y ago
In 2010, I had written on the French blog an article evoking the situation of tea in Japan and in the world. It’s 2022 and the article is bound to be a little dated, although the numbers themselves are still... Read More ..read more
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Sayama-kaori in four examples
Japanese Tea Sommelier Blog
by Florent - japaneseteainstructor
2y ago
On the occasion of the release of the Sayama-kaori sencha from Dôsenbô, I will write a little about this cultivar here. This is one of the few cultivars to have spread well throughout Japan from the 1970s onwards. It still... Read More ..read more
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Wakôcha, Japanese black tea brief history
Japanese Tea Sommelier Blog
by Florent - japaneseteainstructor
2y ago
Here is a general article on a genre that many ignore, Japanese black teas, which are often referred to here as “wakôcha” (和紅茶). If these represent only a tiny part of tea production in Japan, the fact remains that since... Read More ..read more
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Oolong teas from Taiwan to Sashima
Japanese Tea Sommelier Blog
by Florent - japaneseteainstructor
2y ago
For the second year in a row, I am offering Mr. Kimura’s Qingxin-wulong cultivar Sashima oolong tea, as well as a second this year, made with the Kanaya-midori cultivar. This producer works not only with a Taiwanese cultivar (Qingxin-wulong therefore)... Read More ..read more
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Teas from Umegashima
Japanese Tea Sommelier Blog
by Florent - japaneseteainstructor
2y ago
It has been a few years now that I have been working with particular passion on Umegashima teas. This is one of the so-called Hon.yama tea production areas (the mountain region north of Shizuoka city), the most upstream along the... Read More ..read more
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Sôfû cultivar sencha from Kawane
Japanese Tea Sommelier Blog
by Florent - japaneseteainstructor
2y ago
Among the novelties of this year, I mean the teas that I am offering for the very first time, one of the most interesting is the Sôfû cultivar from Kawane. Although not premeditated, I have been able to get my... Read More ..read more
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