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Matcha buzz powers Japan's record-breaking tea exports

Green tea shipments hit 30-year peak in first five months of 2018

Pickers harvest leaves for premium Uji tea outside of Kyoto.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Japan's green tea exports are on track to reach record heights this year as drinks and desserts made with matcha catch on in the U.S. and across Asia.

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