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Tea with Roasted Koshi-hikari
Enjoy Delicious Rice & Tea Together!
Date:19, Jun, 2015
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Fujimi-en in Niigata has dealt with tea since 1868. They are full of topics like using special soil for cultivation and starting growth of black tea after an interval of 100 years. Let us recommend their Koshi-hikari Genmaicha (tea with roasted rice named Koshi-hikari) this time.


Niigata is very famous as a special place of rice culture or as a snowy district. You might doubt what I am mentioning. However, Niigata also produces the especial tea; Murakami tea in Murakami city, Niigata prefecture.

In fact, they have cultivated their special tea for about 400 years. Winter goes so long and they can bask in sunlight just a short time in Niigata. They have without being discouraged by adversity, if anything, have used the disadvantage well.

They can bask in sunlight just a short time, it means tea leaves also can make photosynthesis for only a while. So they hardly include what causes it bitter like tannin. Clear tea with little bitterness is made. Moreover, the leaves spend a long time covered by fallen snow and are full of nourishment, which tastes so delicious.


Kind: Fuku-midori e.t.c.

Tea Kind: Tea with roasted rice
Price: 810 JPN / 150 g
Leaching Time: 30 - 40 sec.

As mentioned above, Niigata is very famous as a special place of rice culture. You can have the rice and tea together with this tea with roasted Koshi-hikari. It smells rich and hardly stimulates your digestion. Why do not you have a luxury cup of the tea before a sleep?


Fujimi-en Official Site (Japanese)







 

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