【Book on “Jikocha (locally-grown tea)” will come out】
Many small-scale Japanese tea producers have been creating experimental tea such as wakocha (Japanese black) mainly out of 'local pride' and concern for local economy and future. We often call the tea "jikocha", or locally-grown tea.
This book covers mainly about Japanese "Jikocha", but of course the tea made out of the love for the community are seen in the world.
I feel privileged to write a little bit about "jikocha" makers in Scotland for the book. Very honored and lucky to have met such wonderful people like them.