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Shincha 2017: The influencing factors location, tea bush variety and style of production

Yakushima Island is the producing area with the earliest Shincha harvest throughout Japan, aside from Okinawa, which lies even further south. At Mankichi Watanabe’s tea garden in Yakushima, the young tea leave sprouts have grown several centimeters already. In contrast, in northern Japanese tea producing areas, like Shizuoka or Saitama, not a single sprout of the new harvest can be seen. Below, we tried to gather in a table the time dimensions of the various areas where Shincha is produced. […]

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