Japanese Green Tea - Aracha
Aracha translates to "Wild Tea" in English. Aracha is green tea where the process of green tea keeps the original shape as it is cropped. Most green tea consumed are refined and processed green tea. In Japan, green tea is usually sold from the farmer to wholesaler where the wholesaler process and refine the tea. When green tea is provided to the wholesaler, the form of the green tea is usually Aracha where it has not been processed yet. This type of green tea is usually not distributed to consumers. However, due to being able to enjoy rich and natural taste and flavor, some fans prefer drinking this type.
Freshly harvested sprouts are being steamed right away and dried; the process is fairly simple, and may not look elegant;however, the aroma makes you feel as if you just got lost in Green Tea Processing Factory.