Chiran Tea Chu Sweet-Potato Shochu is a traditional distilled spirit hailing from Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan. It is crafted using a unique blend of locally grown sweet potatoes, including the revered Koganesengan variety, and green tea leaves from the renowned Chiran region. This distinctive combination imparts a rich and complex flavor profile to the shochu. The production process involves mashing the sweet potatoes, fermenting the mash, and then distilling it. The result is a smooth and aromatic spirit with subtle hints of sweet potato and a pleasant undertone of green tea. This shochu is typically enjoyed straight or on the rocks, allowing the nuanced flavors to shine. It’s a testament to the craftsmanship and dedication of the artisans who create it, making it a cherished beverage for enthusiasts of Japanese spirits.