Chiran Tea Chu

Green tea shochu

Heralded across Japan as a hotbed of sweet potato cultivation, Kagoshima is also number one in the country for shipments of green tea (by value). Chiran Distillery’s master brewer-distiller, Nobiru Mori, expertly combines the two in this delicious and peerless shochu. The earthiness of the sweet potatoes is balanced perfectly by the gentle astringency of two of the region’s most sought-after tea cultivars.