Photo of Leaf of Master Obayashi’s Hijiri Black from Postcard Teas by Etienne FAT

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Japan almost exclusively produces (and consumes) green tea, making this black tea grown in Japan somewhat of a rarity. The appearance is unusual, quite different from the look of typical black teas: note the numerous large pieces of stem, with a bright orange color, mixed in with the leaf.

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© Etienne FAT

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