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The Yummy Yamecha (Yame Tea)

Yame area famous for its outstanding green tea is situated in the south of Fukuoka prefecture. It is a historic crossing of ancient tea routes connecting Japan to China. In 1191 a Buddist monk Eisai first sowed tea seeds brought from the Song dynasty China south to Fukuoka. The exact place of the first plantation was […]

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Buckwheat porridge with green tea

                  «Soba» or buckwheat is a valuable  source of slow digesting carbohydrates great for any diet. For even better results Japanese have learnt to combine the nutritive power of buckwheat with that of green tea. This is how chasoba or tea buckwheat noodles came to existence.   […]

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What is Japanese Tea?

Green, non-fermented (non-oxidized) tea Japanese tea, as the name itself suggests, is the tea produced in Japan. In a broader sense black tea produced on the Japanese territory is also considered Japanese tea. Nevertheless as most of the Japan made tea is green it is common to call Japanese only green tea.   The unique […]