Podcast 024: Den’s Tea

my japanese green tea podcastDen’s Tea is a tea company from California that sells Japanese tea.

In this episode I interview Den Shirakata, a third-generation tea merchant and owner of Den’s Tea.

We talk about his company’s history, the popularity of fukamushi sencha in Japan, some tips for beginners who are starting out with Japanese green tea, and a brief explanation of what steps are necessary to obtain the Japanese tea instructor certification, among other topics.

Den’s Tea has a good range of Japanese teas. I’m eager to try some of them in the near future.

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  1. lochan
    June 23, 2015

    I was fortunate enough to visit Shirakata Denshiro in Aoi-ku Shizuoka in 2013. Many aspects of tea production there were an eye opener for me. At the end of the visit 大塚さん gave me some high grown sencha which was just superb specially with mizudashi technique. Cold brewing it gave a delicate mango flavour. Brilliant!

    1. Ricardo Caicedo
      June 23, 2015

      Hi Lochan

      What a great experience, thanks for your comment.
      I must try such a tea someday, mango is one of my favorite fruits!


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