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 <What's New>

 ・We start to sell "The Matsumoto Hanzucha"!
  At the first year of making, the producing amount was too small and the stock was a little, so we served only for drinking in our shop. But this year we got them much. And we start to sell cautiously. When the stock is smaller, we will stop to sell. If you want this tea, first come!

 ・This site is under edit now. A link is in disorder for a while.
 ・Our shop is a "Tea Supply Spot". Explanation in detail is here.
 ・The syochu liquor of the limited article arrived. : The Kyushu-shinkansen label.
 ・New tea leaves in 2011 arrived. : Chiran tea, Shibushi tea, Izumi tea, Isa tea.
 ・Extra Holiday:2013/10/12-10/14, Alternative Business Day:


 <About an accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant>
Kagoshima is the second southernmost of Japan. On the other hand, Fukushima is in the northern area in the Honsyu mainland. Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is about 220 km from Tokyo and Fukushima prefectural office is about 240 km from Tokyo. Because Kagoshima prefectural office is about 1140km from Fukushima prefectural office, we understand that Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is about 1120km from Kagoshima. Both of Fukushima and Kagoshima is far enough. And we have a radiation measurement about Kagoshima groundwater. There is no iodine(I) and caesium(Cs) in the water. And only Kagoshima tea leaves are washed before the processing in Japan because of removing ash of Mt.Sakurajima. So we think Kagoshima tea has no problem.
But if you want it, we can sell old tea leaves producted before the accident. A part of old tea leaves are sold out. For example, Kohmeien have been already sold out. So please ask whether your favorite tea leaves are or not as the occasion demands.
Where are Fukushima and Kagoshima?

 We are the first special tearoom of Kagoshima green tea in Japan

Kagoshima-tea, Meal and Snack : Kuro-Usagi  In a healthy boom, Japanese green tea become popular with Japanese food all over the world. Grenn tea has many fantastic effect that it keeps your skin beautiful, avoids put on fat, becomes hard to cause some allergy symptom and so on. A recent attention of effect of green tea is the sterilizing power. Gargle with green tea or spray green tea in a room working on a humidifier, and it would prevent flu. Try by all means.
 Speaking of green tea producing district, Shizuoka prefecture(43%) and Kagoshima prefecture(27%) are bigger. Both of them produce about 70% of Japanese green tea. In Japan its fact is not known at all, but Kagoshima is big producing district of green tea. Even though most famous producing district is Kyoto prefecture and Hukuoka prefecture next to Shizuoka prefecture in Japan, output by Kyoto prefecture (3%) is one 9th of Kagoshima prefecture, and output by Hukuoka prefecture (2%) is one 13rd of Kagoshima prefecture.  We are the special tearoom of Kagoshima green tea. The other day one of persons concerned of green tea said that to open the special tearoom of Kagoshima green tea was first in Japan (=in the world?). All of our tea leaves are sent directly from the producers, so even they are high-grade Sencha, thier price are not so expensive.
 In our shop you can enjoy drinking green tea and Syochu, eating sweets, taking a lunch and shopping Kagoshima traditional craft. We welcome your visit. Emblem of Tea Supply Spot

 Kagoshima green tea are greatest in this year

a Golden Drop <The Japan Green-tea Show in 2009>
 All Japanese farmer competes their technical skill about producing tea leaves each other at the Japan Green-tea Show. The Kagoshima producers won all prizes between the first prize and the third prize at Producing Area Award of 30kg Sencha section. And at Individual Award of it, the Kagoshima tea farmer monopolized all prizes between the first prize and the 17th prize with surprise. What a great Kagoshima sensation it cause! Kagoshima has said for a long time in the industry that its producing district was the second but its quality was at the top Japan. These result must prove it. One of our supplier also got the 8th prize at Individual Award.

<The Japan Green-tea Show in 2010>
 This year Kagoshima received a direct hit of abnormal weather conditions. There was a frost in the worst time, and the harvest was late. The situation was worst. But Kagoshima farmer well done! The best results was gotten at Producing Area Award of 30kg Sencha section. Kagoshima farmer won all prizes between the first prize and the third prize at Producing Area Award and at Individual Award. And at Producing Area Award of Fukamushicha section, Kanoya city won the third prize. At Producing Area Award of Gyokuryokucha section, Shibushi city won the second prize. This was two-year continuation award. They never gave up in an adverse circumstances. Their steadiness which got good results even in bad conditions shows thier real ability. I was truly impressed.
 In fact, this year a part of our farmer send tea leaves later. Because we had a information about a frost, I worried wther their quality was good or not. But the tea of this year was more delicious than that of last year. Why they ware better? I was surprized. They ware growing in bad condithins. So I thought that if this year the weather was good, how delicious the green tea ware. I cherish great hopes for next year's tea leaves.

<The Japan Green-tea Show in 2011>
 Kagoshima farmers really hot at the Sencha 30kg section this year. They sweep over all Japan. Kirishima farmers especially got a great record. They won all prizes between the first prize and 5th prize at the individual section. And they won the first prize at the procucing place section. On the other hand the Minamikyushu city in Kagosima won the second prize and the Shibushi city in Kagoshima won the 3rd prize. Kagoshima farmer appered thier excellent work.

 KAGOSHIMA TEA KINGDOM

Kirishima tea named Benigiri  You must be surprised to hear that black tea is also made in Kagoshima. Kagoshima tea is made from green tea leaves not from black tea leaves. It is too difficult to ferment green tea leaves technically, but a sweet taste is due to ferment green tea leaves without black tea leaves's own rough. So you can drink black tea without sugar. If you are on a diet, try rehydration by them.
 This year one of Kagoshima black tea named Himefuuki won the Best Three Stars of Gold Award of the great taste awards 2009 which is calld Oscar Award of Food. It is the most honorable award. The farmer who win he Best Three Stars of Gold Award 5th would be Purveyors to the Imperial Household of England. He is first Japanese to won the Best Three Stars of Gold Award. Kagoshima black tea was judged one of best black tea in England where is the home of black tea.
 We want to stock Himehuuki, but we regret that all of them has already sold out this year. However the farmer gave a can of tea leaves as a sample. We tasted at once. At first we found its elegant aroma and the beautiful red color of water. Its taste was refined without peculiarities. It was a little sweet. We never believed the black tea had made based on Benihuuki which taste was very bitter. It's natural not to use sugar. We felt that we wanted to drink it every day. We are waiting for next year's sale with pleasure.
 By the way the left photo is a black tea named Benigiri made in Kirishima. This tea also nice tea.

 souvenir shop of Kagoshima

Satsumayaki Pottery are dried  We sell many Kagoshima traditional craft and special product in addition to Kagoshima tea. For example, we sell Satsumayaki Pottery whom Astuhime loved deeply, Yoganyaki Pottery (Sakurajimayaki Pottery), Yokinoyaki Pottery, Satsuma tin ware, Yakusugi articles, Lava of Sakurajima, the total solar eclipse goods and so on.
 When the customer ordered Sencha in our shop, we serve it with Satsumayaki Pottery. When they ordered Kurozu and Syotyu, we use Yokinoyaki Pottery. If you favorite them, take out them.




Kagoshima-tea, Meal and Snack : Kuro-Usagi
TogoshiKoen-EkimaeBuilding A-1,Togoshi5-19-2, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 142-0041, Japan
TEL/FAX:81-3-6426-1796
(There is no person who is good at speaking English. Avoid direct calling up. Send a mail, if possible.)
URL:http://www.kuro-usagi.net/
Business hours:11:00 a.m.〜10:00 p.m.
Regular holiday:Thursday