Japanese Tea, the History of Tea in Tawara,


It is believed that the cultivation of tea trees in the Yamato Plateau area of Nara Prefecture generally flourished after the Bunka-Bunsei period. After the Meiji era (1868-1912), tea was exported to foreign countries as a trade product and gradually developed.
The record says, “In the 6th year of Ansei, 300,000 pounds (180 tons) of tea were exported from Japan. These exports were mainly from Yamashiro, but also from Yamato, Omi, and …”.

By analogy, we can understand why the houses in the Tawara area are so magnificent. Many of the houses are large and Japanese style. The tea industry was probably booming and the export of tea made this area quite prosperous.

Nowadays, the tea industry has shrunk considerably and the lack of successors is threatening its survival.
It is thought that this is because other beverages such as coffee and others are now available.
However, tea, which has been drunk for a long time, is supposed to be good for the Japanese body. It is also good for your health.

I hope that more people will learn how to brew a good cup of tea, so that more people will drink tea again.

Tawara Natural Farm uses natural farming methods to grow tea in an environment as close to nature as possible, without using any pesticides or chemical fertilizers.

Importers and wholesalers are welcome.

Suppliers who are planning to deal in tea are also welcome.
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