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Tea plantations:


Ureshino

Ureshino is a small tea producing town in the mountains on the subtropical island Kyushu. Typical for this region is the curly shape of the dried tea leaves, called tamaryokucha or guricha, obtained by a special rolling process.







Another specialty of Ureshino is kamairicha, a green tea not heated by steam, as most of Japan's teas, but by iron pan. This method was introduced from China around 1500 AD.