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Shizuoka, Home of Green Tea



7. August. 2018

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Japan is internationally known for its tea consumption, and a walk through a Japanese supermarket or convenience store will reveal the depth of the obsession: barley, jasmine, Chinese oolong, and Western black teas line the shelves in boxes, bags, and bottles. But the mother of them all is green tea, a staple in all manner of sweet and savoury Japanese food and drink. To understand the role of this Chinese import in Japanese culture, you should pay a visit to its local home: Shizuoka Prefecture.

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