Japan does it because it is easy. The Japanese tea industry is almost entirely based on clonal tea, and only uses a few cultivars for everything.umijoshi wrote:This is the 4th or 5th time recently that Japan has been mentioned as an example of a country that usually lists the cultivars used in their end products. Is this mainly a Japanese specific practice or do other countries do it as well?
As of 2010, 77% of all tea grown in Japan is from the Yabukita cultivar, for instance.
Typical cultivar information is like this : http://www.tocklai.net/activities/tea-c ... es-clones/
Name, yield notes, but not really much on flavor.