2012/04/06

Varietal Tea

As with wine,  there are so many varieties to produce tea. Even only in Japan, new varieties are born from day to day and some are dropped by the wayside. Some are suitable for producing green tea, others are good for Wakocha, fermented tea. Some create more flowery aroma, the other give more brighter color. Although Japan is not that big, its soil, climate and geography are different from place to place.

Blended tea was the mainstream on the market. Tea from different areas were blended so that the taste of tea could be uniform anywhere and anytime. Actually, this is still the most popular type, but more and more varietal tea are drawing tea-drinkers' attentions. As the proverb goes, there is no accounting fo tastes. Surely, people will appreciate the "difference" of tea all the more.

Benihomare variety