Bitter or Sweet?

Try out different Japanese Teas

The aroma and flavor of Japanese tea varies greatly depending on the season and area it is cultivated in. It is a mysterious beverage that can change from bitter to sweet, depending on the temperature of water used when brewed. We had our staff at FROM JAPAN try out 4 different types of Japanese teas: "Ise tea" (Mie Prefecture), with its subtly sweet flavor, "Oku Midori" (Okinawa Prefecture) the earliest new tea harvested in the season, "Kakegawa tea" (Shizuoka Prefecture), known for its bitterness, and "Genmaicha with matcha" (Kyoto Prefecture), with the fragrant aroma of roasted rice. Even if bitter at first, some teas have a sweet aftertaste. The variation of flavor in each and every type of tea is incredible! We recommend pairing your Japanese tea with Japanese style cookies: matcha, ginger, plum, or sesame, all of these flavors go perfectly with Japanese tea.

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