• Kyodo

  • SHARE

A 1-kilogram batch of hand-rolled new Japanese tea leaves from Shizuoka Prefecture sold for a record ¥1.96 million ($15,500) at the season’s inaugural auction on Monday.

The green tea leaves were grown in Fujinomiya, and sold at the Shizuoka Japanese Tea Market’s annual auction to ring in the latest crop. Shizuoka Prefecture is renowned in Japan for its green tea. The market officials said that although this year’s tea grew more slowly than usual, its quality remains good.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)