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Shizuoka, Japan

Wikipedia: Shizuoka_Prefecture | Official Government Website: www.pref.shizuoka.jp/a_foreign/english 
Updated: Sep. 16, 2013 

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About Shizuoka, Japan | Styles of Tea Produced in Shizuoka, Japan | Best (Top-Rated) Shizuoka Teas

About Shizuoka, Japan

Fields of tea with a wall in the background and evergreen trees on the leftA tea plantation located on the Makinohara Plateau in Shizuoka. Photo by Kuboshi, licensed under CC BY 3.0.
Shizuoka (静岡県) is a prefecture in Japan, on the southern coast of the main island Honshu, and bordered by Aichi to the west. Shizuoka extends inland into mountainous regions. Mount Fuji is located at the northern boundary of Shizuoka, with the bordering Yamanashi Prefecture.

Shizuoka is the largest major tea-producing region in Japan. According to ITO EN, this Shizuoka produces about 40% of the country's tea.[1] Of the three major tea-producing regions of Japan, Shizuoka is closest to the 2011 nuclear meltdowns, and there have been isolated cases of tea from the Honyama region of Shizuoka testing higher than the legal limit for radiation. Shizuoka prefecture and the minister of agriculture have insisted on carrying out radiation testing of tea from this region in order to minimize fears about the possible contamination of tea from this area.[2]

Shizuoka is home to the Ashikubo valley and Makinohara Plateau.

References:

1. Tea-Growing Regions | ITO EN LTD., Retrieved Jan. 18, 2010.

2. Japan’s green tea contaminated with radiation above permitted level , TruthDive, June 10, 2011.

Styles of Tea Produced in Shizuoka, Japan

This is a selection, not an exhaustive listing, of the styles of tea most commonly produced in Shizuoka, Japan.

Best Shizuoka Teas

The notion of the "best" Shizuoka teas is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas produced in Shizuoka, Japan, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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Bancha Shizuoka

Brand:Camellia Sinensis Tea House
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Sencha Superior

Brand:Rishi Tea
Style:Sencha
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Japanese Sencha (Sachets)

Brand:Harney and Sons
Style:Sencha
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Sachet
1 Rating
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Organic Fukamushi Sencha

Brand:Den's Tea
Style:Sencha
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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TJ75: Black Ikumi

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

Top-Rated Shizuoka Teas

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