Nihoncha Award 2021

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After a one year break Nihoncha Award is back to select the best Japanese teas. The tea competition is normally organized in 3 rounds where both tea professionals and tea lovers, people in Japan and abroad can contribute to the selection of the best teas. The competition was started in 2014 with the goal to […]

GJTea Pioneer Members: Alba Ameller

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My name is Alba Ameller, and I am very honored to be a member of the Global Japanese Tea Association. My goal is to revitalize the art of Japanese Tea Ceremony for everyone’s joy. Allow me to share my journey up now, and little bit of my background down below: ————————————————– Originally from Barcelona, Alba […]

International Tea Day 2021

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In 2019 The UN designated 21st May as the International Tea Day to bring more attention to the importance of tea and highlight its long history as well as deep cultural and economic significance around the world. The International Tea Day was first observed in 2020 and this year was a second time. To observe […]

Japanese Tea Report – April 2021

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Spring tea harvest in Japan has already begun! And this year it is earlier than usual. February and March this year were warmer than normal and tea started sprouting early. Therefore, tea harvesting in most tea growing regions around the country started about a week earlier compared to last year. In Kagoshima tea auction opened […]