The World Is a Tea Party Presents: Your Guide to Japanese Tea Plants

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Guide to Japanese Teas


General Information

There are about 200 tea plant cultivars currently registered in Japan. Many are hybrids. This list shows as many as we could find information on, consolidated from a variety of sources.

EGCG3″Me content of various cultivars [source]

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Notes on Cultivar names:

  • “midori” means green and indicates cultivar is best for green tea.
  • “beni” means red and indicates cultivar is best for red tea (what we call “black tea”).
  • “oku” means interior and indicates a late-budding cultivar (banseishu 晩生種).

Details not available for each cultivar, so when no info was available, that category was omitted.

Photos have been included for as many as could be found.

References (in alphabetical order)

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