We would like to introduce you to a type of Japanese tea that is so rare that nowadays only 7 farmers produce it: Goishicha. A fermented tea from the area of Otoyo, Kochi, on the beautiful island of Shikoku, Goishicha meets its origins all the way back to the Edo era at the beginning of […]
Frost came to tea fields in Wazuka Kyoto.
Wazuka is a small tea producing town in Kyoto Prefecture. However, it boasts a long tea cultivation history of over 800 years. Every years to celebrate the end of the harvesting season, Wazuka holds Teatopia Festival. It usually takes place on the second weekend of November and lasts two days. In 2018 the festival […]
These days in Japan tea is mostly harvested and processed with the help of machinery. Long gone are days when hand-picking and hand-rolling were used for commercial production. Not to forget the traditions, however, each tea regions usually has a Tea Hand-Rolling Preservation Association. These associations normally hold and participate in community events as well […]
Exactly one year ago our ideas of spreading Japanese tea took better form and the Global Japanese Tea Association was decided to start. All these past months we had been thinking, planning, talking, sharing and announcing around to tea people and at tea events about this. At long last, the official opening event took place […]
At the end of September 28 tea professionals and enthusiasts from all around the gathered in Shizuoka. They all were drawn here to get to know Japanese tea. They all joined a Japanese Tea Study Tour organized by the Japan Tea Export Promotion Council. Japan Tea Export Promotion Council was established to encourage and support […]