Japanese tea cultivar family trees

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Japanese Tea Sommelier

I do not intend in this article to draw an endless list of all the Japanese tea cultivars and their family tree, but I will present thus a certain number of cultivars that seem to me essential in this part of the history of tea Japanese.
Indeed, here and on Thés du Japon, I always present many cultivars, as well as their links with others, and here is a sum that I will try to realize by forming groups.

But first, some generalities.
– What is a cultivar?
This is a variety of tea plant, a varietal or “cépage”.
The tea plant is a plant which cannot “fertilize” itself, in short, a flower receiving the pollen of the same tree will not be able to give seed. Thus, it will give seed only thanks to the pollen of another tree, and therefore, with this type of reproduction, each tree has…

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