In Japan, the current climate is the warmest March on record. This may lead to this year's new tea arriving about a week earlier than usual. However, it's unlikely that the schedule for the first market will be significantly affected, and new tea sales are expected to start around the end of April.
The specific schedule will become clearer once the tea buds start sprouting on the tea bushes. Despite it still being March, many are already looking forward to this year's new tea. Keep an eye out for it and enjoy the taste of Japan's fresh tea!