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What are tea cultivars and should you pay any attention to them?

More than 70% of all tea plants grown in Japan are genetically identical. This is because they were propagated using cutting rather than growing from a seed. This is a “cultivar”, and it allows farmers to standardize quality and output year after year. Certain tea plant cultivars are said to be better for making matcha …

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