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JAPANESE TEAfrom SHIZUOKA

CHAMART introduces various organic JAPANESE TEAs and will exhibit at international trade fairs. Most of CHAMART’s tea are cultivated by the CHAGUSABA farming method, traditional in Shizuoka (The CHAGUSABA farming method is not an organic farming method).
If you are a tea professional such as a tea buyer, owner/staff of a tea shop, cafe or restaurant, etc., who is interested in JAPANESE TEAs, please contact us.

Thank you for visiting CHAMART’s stand!
CHAMART exhibited at Nordic Organic Food Fair at MalmöMässan in Sweden on 16 and 17 November 2022.
https://www.nordicorganicexpo.com/
CHAMART’s page of the trade fair
https://exhibitormanual.ecolifeshow.com/exhibitor-listing/yutomi-solutions-co-ltd/

CHAMART are planning to exhibit at TAVOLA 2024 in Belgium.

TEAs that CHAMART will introduce
at the trade fairs:

DIVERSITY of JAPANESE TEAs

CHAMART will introduce the following JAPANESE TEAs from SHIZUOKA certified as Organic JAS at the trade fairs.
You can taste different types of TEAs and receive free samples at CHAMART’s booth if you are thinking about importing them.
CHAMART introduces various examples of drink and food using JAPANESE TEAs at “How to use TEA” on this website.

MATCHA

Powdered special high-quality green tea from Kakegawa

ORGANIC JAS

CHAGUSABA

Powdered HOJI-CHA

Powdered roasted green tea from Kakegawa

ORGANIC JAS

CHAGUSABA

SENCHA

Lightly-steamed green tea from Kakegawa

ORGANIC JAS

CHAGUSABA

FUKAMUSHI-CHA

Deep steamed green tea from Kakegawa

ORGANIC JAS

CHAGUSABA

HOJI-CHA

Green tea which is steamed and roasted from Shizuoka

ORGANIC JAS

CHAGUSABA

GENMAI-CHA

Steamed green tea with roasted rice from Shizuoka

ORGANIC JAS

CHAGUSABA

JAPANESE TEA from SHIZUOKA

  • 1 Hamamatsu

  • 2 Kakegawa

  • 3 Shizuoka

SHIZUOKA Prefecture is the top producer of tea in Japan. There are many places where tea is produced such as Kakegawa City, Shizuoka City, etc. and SHIZUOKA Prefecture produces many types of tea, such as SENCHA (medium-steamed green tea), FUKAMUSHI-CHA (deep-steamed green tea), MATCHA (special quality powdered green tea), HOJI-CHA (roasted green tea), GYOKURO (special quality steamed green tea), KUKI-CHA (steamed green tea with stems), KABUSE-CHA (quality steamed green tea) and WAKOCHA (Japanese black tea).

Sunlight, clean water and fog for a good tea

There are many rivers and mountains that generate fog, and the hours of sunlight in a day are long in SHIZUOKA Prefecture. It means that there are pure air and water, fog, and sunlight that are needed for cultivating a good tea in SHIZUOKA Prefecture.

SHIZUOKA TEA tourism

There are many attractive places about tea in Japan to visit. You can especially enjoy “TEA tourism” in SHIZUOKA Prefecture. There is the “Tea Museum, Shizuoka,” Chamonji (the Chinese character “茶“ (TEA) is formed with about 1,000 hinoki cypresses and its longitudinal/lateral size is 130m each) on Mt. Awagatake, hotels themed on tea, tea farm inns, Japanese tea ceremony rooms, tea café, and tea shops. You can experience a Japanese tea ceremony, plucking tea leaves, making Japanese tea, a picnic in the tea fields, and more.
SHIZUOKA Prefecture is located in the center of Japan. In addition, there is Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport which connects with China, Korea and Taiwan, and many JR Shinkansen (bullet train) stations in SHIZUOKA Prefecture. SHIZUOKA Prefecture is a convenient place to access from overseas.

 

Tea Museum Shizuoka https://tea-museum.jp/index_en.html

Tea farm inn Nukumorien Yururi https://www.instagram.com/kyoukokaasan/

Tea Museum Shizuoka

Chamonji on Mt. Awagatake

Tea farm inn Nukumorien Yururi

MATCHA/HOJI-CHA rice at Tea restaurant & cafe Maruobara, in Tea Museum Shizuoka

CHAGUSABA farming method
Circular agriculture and a traditional farming method
to maintain the environment and biodiversity

A traditional tea farming method “CHAGUSABA” has been conducted primarily in Shizuoka Prefecture for many years.
Shizuoka’s CHAGUSABA farming method (Traditional Tea-grass Integrated System in Shizuoka) conducted in these four cities (Kakegawa, Kikugawa, Makinohara and Shimada) and one town (Kawanehon) in Shizuoka Prefecture was certified as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2013.
However, the CHAGUSABA farming method has been conducted in some places other than these five locations in Shizuoka Prefecture and in some other prefectures of Japan as well.

CHAMART will introduce both CHAGUSABA TEAs cultivated in GIAHS recognized areas, some grown in other areas, and also non-CHAGUSABA TEAs at the trade fair.

There are some farmers who cultivate tea using both the CHAGUSABA farming method and organic farming methods. However, the CHAGUSABA farming method is not an organic farming method.

For further details of the CHAGUSABA farming method, please see the pages below;

・Traditional Tea-grass Integrated System in Shizuoka, FAO
http://www.fao.org/giahs/giahsaroundtheworld/designated-sites/asia-and-the-pacific/traditional-tea-grass-integrated-system-in-shizuoka/en/

・Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS), FAO
http://www.fao.org/giahs/en/

世界農業遺産 静岡の茶草場農法 GIAHS “CHAGUSABA” in Shizuoka
https://www.chagusaba.jp

Example image

Cutting grass exposes small plants and animals to sunlight so they can continue to live.

CHAGUSABA farming method maintains the environment and biodiversity.

The photos were taken in Higashiyama, Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

A traditional tea farming method “CHAGUSABA” has been conducted primarily in Shizuoka Prefecture for many years. Shizuoka’s CHAGUSABA farming method (Traditional Tea-grass Integrated System in Shizuoka) conducted in these four cities (Kakegawa, Kikugawa, Makinohara and Shimada) and one town (Kawanehon) in Shizuoka Prefecture was certified as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2013. However, the CHAGUSABA farming method has been conducted in some places other than these five locations in Shizuoka Prefecture and in some other prefectures of Japan as well.

Benefits of JAPANESE GREEN TEA

There are many components in GREEN TEA, including JAPANESE GREEN TEA, which have health and beauty benefits.
These benefits are scientifically proven.

  1. Benefit
    01

    Reduced risk of cancer

    Catechins

  2. Benefit
    02

    Improved cardiovascular
    health

    Catechins

    Theanine

  3. Benefit
    03

    Blood sugar balance/
    reduced risk of diabetes

    Catechins

    Polysaccharides

  4. Benefit
    04

    Anti-aging

    Catechins

    Vitamin B and E

  5. Benefit
    05

    Stress & fatigue reduction/
    protection against the common cold

    Catechins

    Vitamin C

Resource

Shizuoka Prefecture. Leaflet “SHIZUOKA GREEN TEA
Japan Tea Central Republic Interest Incorporated Association (2013).
Cha no kinō, Translated as SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE FOR THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA

Tea can be used in many ways and products besides drinking.

  • Tea incense burner

  • Soaps using tea

  • Old or dried, used tea leaves can be used as a deodorizer for shoes.

Green tea has the effect of antiviral
and antibacterial activities. *

Products dyed with tea dust generated from making tea at tea factories.

The tea dust for dyeing the products on the site is different from the teas CHAMART will introduce at the trade fair.

There are two types of green tea, steamed and pan-fired.
The differences between them are, for example, the amount of catechin in brewed tea. The catechin amount in brewed, steamed green tea is larger than in pan-fired green tea.*  Catechins have many benefits as mentioned in the above table.
Most Japanese green tea and the teas CHAMART introduces are the steamed type.

Reference

*Japan Tea Central Republic Interest Incorporated Association (2013). Cha no kinō, Translated as SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE FOR THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA

*Hirofumi Matsuo et al. J-STAGE
「釜炒り茶と煎茶の渋味の解析」Kamairicha to sencha no shibumi no kaiseki (Astringency of Kamairi-cha and Sen-cha)
J-STAGE: https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse/-char/ja

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