Japan's everyday green tea, sencha, can be one of the most satisfying beverages on earth, simultaneously soothing and invigorating. And the city of Kagoshima is one of the best places to drink it.
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A super-mellow accompaniment to both savory and sweet foods, this roasted variation of green tea provides an elegant counterpoint to whatever it's set beside, and may be just the ticket as warm weather gives way to cool fall.
The kyusu, a side-handled clay teapot from the Tokoname region of Japan, allows tea to steep freely within the water, and pours off gracefully and easily pour with one hand. It's a vessel that allows you to make the most of the flavors in Japanese green teas.