Japanese Tea

There are several varieties of Japanese tea, each with its own unique flavor profile. Discover the different teas from the land of the rising sun.

Japanese Proverb

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty.

In Japan, tea was first drunk in the 7th century. However, from the 9th century AD, tea seems to have been forgotten for some 400 years. From the 12th century, tea is again grown on the mainland of Japan. During the Edo period (1603–1868), tea is considered a luxury item and only the wealthy can afford it. In the late 1800s, tea is more affordable and accessible to the general population.

In Japan, there are two main types of tea: green tea and black tea. Green tea has been consumed as a drink with medicinal properties since ancient times. Black tea was not introduced to Japan until the Edo period (1603-1868). Both teas are widely appreciated in Japan.

Tea shop Het Kleinste Huis has a wide variety of different Japanese teas. Interested? Read more below!

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