The Japanese word for tea is ocha and green tea is ryokucha.
|Powderized green tea|
|Burdock root tea|
|Kombu kelp tea|
Interesting facts about tea in Japan
Tea, which was first brought over from China to Japan in the 8th Century, has become an integral part of not only Japanese culture, but also their religion. This is clearly evident in the famous Japanese Tea Ceremony, or as it’s known in Japan – ‘Chanoyu’, which translates to ‘the way of tea’.
Japan also produces the highest grade tea in the world, which consists of various types from powdered green tea known as matcha to a super healthy blend which features burdock roots. Learn more about some of the different Japanese varieties here.