RateTea Adds Category For Guricha / Tamaryokucha, A Japanese Green Tea

RateTea, an online community for rating and reviewing teas, has added a sub-category of green teas on its site for guricha or tamaryokucha, a particular style of Japanese tea with a curved leaf shape.
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March 20, 2012 - PRLog -- RateTea, an online community where anyone can rate and review teas, with a database of teas classified into particular styles of tea, has created a new category for guricha, also called tamaryokucha, as a style of tea.  Previously, these teas were listed only under the generic category for green teas; the teas now appear both under the parent category of green teas, as well as the new specialized category for guricha.

About guricha / tamaryokucha:

Guricha or tamaryokucha is a style of Japanese green tea that is relatively unknown within the United States and other western countries, except by enthusiasts of Japanese green teas.  This type of green tea, difficult to obtain in the U.S., is characterized by its curved leaf shape, and tends to be produced on Kyushu island, a smaller of the main islands of Japan, southwest from the main Island.  Guricha can be produced through steaming the tea leaves, like most Japanese green teas, or also by pan-firing, like Chinese green teas.

Tea companies selling guricha / tamaryokucha in the U.S:

RateTea lists a number of different brands and tea companies selling guricha; the listings currently include offerings from Two Leaves and A Bud, which sells this style of tea in whole-leaf pyramid sachets, under the non-standard name "Tamayokucha", Simpson & Vail, an old and established loose-leaf tea company that has a number of unusual offerings, TeaGschwendner, a German company, and Den's Tea, a company that specializes in Japanese green teas.

Visit the new category:

http://ratetea.com/style/guricha/170/

Visit RateTea's listings of green teas:

http://ratetea.com/style/green-tea/4/

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