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Take a Japanese tea break in the midst of Shizuoka’s famed green tea fields

Suruga Marketing and Tourism Bureau

 

 

In the heart of the mountainous Ryogouchi tea farm area of Shizuoka, sits Green Eight Cafe, a Japanese black tea cafe run by a neighboring tea processing factory. Originally established by eight farmers in 1995, the factory is now run by the next generation, who brought with them new ideas on tea production.

 

Unlike most tea producers in the area, which focus on green tea, Green Eight has been developing a variety of black teas, finding innovative processing techniques to make them less astringent but still full-bodied in flavor.

 

The Green Eight Cafe, a cosy space with interiors using recycled wood, driftwood and vintage furniture, offers 30 different types of black and green Japanese teas, many of which are also available to buy in-store.

 

Try Green Eight’s signature black tea flavored with citrus fruit, or choose one of the cafe’s original desserts, which include black tea pancakes with a choice of toppings and black tea sundaes loaded with fresh fruit and chocolate. For a stunning scenic experience, visitors can take their treats to the Tea Terrace, a viewing platform with tree stump tables, surrounded by Ryogouchi’s rolling tea fields.

 

How to get there

 

20 minutes by car from the Shin Shimizu Interchange on the Shin-Tōmei Expressway. Alternatively, 19 minutes by taxi from Okitsu Station.

 

 

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