Otsuka Green Tea Co., Ltd Announces New Harvest
Flavour and fragrance with a touch of loving care!
Otsuka Green Tea Co., Ltd in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka has just announced the beginning of a new harvest with fresh tea plucked by hand ready soon.
The company has been cultivating tea since the Edo period and produces some of the finest in Japan, rich in taste and flavour, and has acquired a mass of awards for their supremacy.
Blessed with ideal climate conditions and fertile soil, the tea plantation is located in the Nissaka area within a mountanous terrrain with Mt. Awagatake located in the north. The process is conducted as a highly efficient operation. The tea leaves, grown with such care, are dried and vacuumed packed in 30 kg lots to maintain freshness then packed in corrugated cardboard boxes and stored in a low temperature storage house at minus 10 degrees Celsius.
Otsuka produces many types of tea, including sencha, hojicha, genmaicha and matcha – a powdered tea traditionaly used in the Japanese tea ceremony but is more recently being used in cooking and baking.
Otsuka Green Tea Co., Ltd welcomes visitors to the farm. So if you’re planning to take a trip to somewhere in the Shizuoka area why not drop by, they’ll love to see you.
1638, Ohno, Kakegawa-City, Shizuoka-pref (ZIP/postcode: 436-0009).
Tel: (+81) 537 – 27 – 1113.
Website: www.osei.co.jp (Japanese)
It takes about 2 hours to Kakegawa from Tokyo, about 1 hour from Nagoya and about 2 hours from Osaka by an Kodama of Shinkansen Express. Approximately 15 minutes by car from Kakegawa Station (JR Tokaido Shinkansen).
Diverse Japan highly recommend you try Otsuka’s range of teas; you won’t be dissapointed because you’ll be tasting some of the best!