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[Ryogochi Tea (Houkouen)]

A fragrant, lightly steamed tea produced in a secluded land of fine teas

Delicately flavored Ryogochi tea is produced in tea fields which spread across steep slopes, surrounded on all sides by mountains, watered by rain and bathed in sunlight. Among the Ryogochi teas, the premium tea "Takane no Hana" has for many long years commanded a high price in the Shizuoka tea market's first trades in new teas of the season. So very little of it is produced that it is also sometimes called "the phantom tea". The tea leaves are as straight as needles, expressing both the high quality of the raw materials themselves and also the skill of the producers. The teas produced here feature a superior aroma which can only be obtained in a lightly steamed tea.
Posted photos Main Houkouen's Mt. Fuji three colors of green teas (Sencha, Black tea, Hojicha) wrapped in cute packages modeled on Mt. Fuji
Three photos Upper left Tea leaves are raised with care, for instance by using shading net to block out sunlight, upper right Ryogochi, a place surrounded by steep mountains in all four directions, is called the "phantom tea-producing area", lower Only the bud tip of the branch, and the two leaves next to it are carefully hand-picked one by one
 
Address Nunozawa 270, Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Phone +81-54-396-3336 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Holidays Every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays
Price Mt. Fuji three colors of green teas (Sencha 75 g, Hojicha 30 g, Black tea 30 g) 3,024 yen
Kabusecha (100 g) 2,000 yen to 5,000 yen
Hojicha (100 g) 300 yen to 600 yen
Sencha (100 g) 300 yen to 2,000 yen
Black tea (100 g) 1,000 yen
Access Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Shizuoka Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 12 minutes, alight at "Shimizu Station" and take a taxi for approx. 30 minutes.
URL http://houkouen.org/english.html

updated on Aug 31, 2017

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