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When was the tea harvested?

Written on April 17, 2023 (updated on April 17, 2023)

All of our teas are harvested in early summer, and the exact harvest date each year depends on the growing conditions. For the farms we select in the mild mountain climate in the Kyoto region, there is only one harvest season each year.

There is no specific harvest date for our teas. Each is a blend, from different farms and different harvest dates.

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