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Breakdown of tea plant cultivars most commonly grown in Japan


The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries publishes regular reports about the tea industry (in Japanese). And the May 2016 report had a breakdown of the tea plant cultivars most common grown in Japan as of 2014.

Yabukita: 75% (31905ha)

Yutaka Midori: 6%

Saemidori: 3%

Okumidori: 3%

Sayama Kaori: 2%

Kanaya Midori: 1%

Asatsuyu: 1%

Zairai: 2%

Others: 7% (there are some 200 cultivars registered in Japan)

Breakdown of tea plant cultivars most commonly grown in Japan


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