GJTea Pioneer Members: Sara Cherchi

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Sara began to approach the World of Tea while she was getting her degree in Japanese Language and Culture at Rome University. She spent a few years living in Osaka to improve her language skills and to deepen the knowledge about Japanese Tea. Meanwhile she became very passionate about Japanese Pottery for Tea, and after […]

Ice Brew Tea – Kōridashi 氷出し

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During the hot summer months in Japan it is common to drink cold brew tea. In an earlier article we spoke about “mizudashi“, that is the cold brew of tea. This time, we would like to talk about another incredibly refreshing way of having tea in the hot weather – kōridashi 氷出し! Why do we […]

Japanese Tea Report – July 2020

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Still in the middle of the pandemic, in July Japan got hit by another disaster – heavy rain and floods. The devastating effects were felt throughout Kyushu island and central Japan. Sadly, the disaster did not bypass tea and several tea farms in the south got damaged by floods and landslides. The government of Japan […]

Tea Seasons in Japan

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Many countries in the world are able to produce tea all year round, In Japan the main tea production takes place between March and November. Winter months of December to February, hence are the resting time for tea. But how many times tea can be harvested in Japan? The answer actually depends on the region […]