J-CULTURE

Specialties of Kyoto: Japanese Tea

Aired: Jun. 25, 2021

Japanese tea is currently garnering unprecedented attention around the world. With the increasing popularity of Japanese cuisine and interest in the health benefits of Japanese tea, there has been a dramatic rise in its export volume in recent years. A lesser known fact, however, is that Kyoto is where Japanese tea was first made about 800 years ago– And that its taste and quality are greatly affected not only by where and how it’s produced, but also by the efforts and commitment of its producers. This segment focuses on Japanese tea and the secrets behind its taste.

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Japanese tea
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A tea farm in Kyoto
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Harvesting tea leaves
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Kyoto Matcha

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