Here we have two black teas that a tea farmer sent me. They are both made from cultivars meant for sencha, and both processed to be black tea. The difference is one of them was cultivated as sencha tea leaf, the other cultivated as black tea leaf. Can you tell which is which?
The difference in cultivation, by the way, is primarily in fertilization. The black tea leaf cultivation uses less fertilizer while the sencha tea leaf cultivation uses more fertilizer.
The City of Shimada in #Japan’s largest production region for #tea, #Shizuoka Prefecture, has a rap music video in English/Japanese/French (French rap sounds pretty cool). All the cool dance scenes are at a temple rather than the #teafields which disappoints but all in all I...
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