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Kakegawa Station 

[Deep-steamed Green Tea (Saka Kimikura)]

The sweet and mellow taste, free from astringency, is an allure for everyone

This deep-steamed tea features a beautiful deep green color, which makes a fine contrast with the teacup it is poured into. Its sweet and mellow taste, free from astringency, is created by steaming slowly. The tea leaf steaming process is two or three times longer compared with common green tea. Kakegawa is the production area of this deep-steamed tea, and Kimikura, an old-established tea shop, sells tea produced by a tea master who won the grand gold prize at the crude tea refining technique competition. At the adjoining cafe, confectioneries are also offered along with the deep-steamed tea.
Posted photos Main Kakegawa, where the tea leaves grow thicker thanks to the extra sunshine hours, is said to be the place where the deep-steam method for tea production started
Two photos Upper Tea and confectioneries to take home are sold on the first floor of Saka Kimikura, lower Saka Kimikura sells a wide variety of deep-steamed teas made by blending various leaves
Address 510-3 Itasawa, Kakegawa City, Shizuoka
Phone +81-537-24-6000 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Cafe: 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Last order: 5:30 p.m.)
Holidays Every Tuesday
Price Kimikura no Hana (100 g in a flat bag) 1,080 yen
Access Approx. 8-minute ride by taxi from "Kakegawa Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.

updated on Mar 30, 2018

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