Chakabuki Season

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Winter time is the training time for the Japanese Tea Professionals Competition. The competition is based on sensory evaluation of tea. The participants have to identify tea harvesting season from dry tea appearance; tea cultivar from wet tea leaves and the brew, tea kind and producing region from dry tea leaves, etc. The competition also […]

Books on Japanese tea

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As we keep on saying, there is not much information on Japanese tea that can be found outside Japan and in other languages than Japanese. That is why, during 2019, we have been super happy to see the outcome of two new books about Japanese tea in English! As the newest one was published just […]

Berlin Tea Festival

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The past weekend Berlin Tea Festival took place: we had high expectations but the real event surpassed them all! An incredible, warm and wide tea community gathered in Berlin for this beautiful festival. With over 50 exhibitors, active projects and 60 programs, more than 1000 participants attended: a melting pot of tea lovers coming from […]

Nihoncha Award

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Nihoncha Award is a Japanese tea competition. It aims to select and award the best Japanese teas in various categories, such as: Sencha, Gyokuro, Kamairicha, Hojicha, free-style tea and others. The winners are selected after several rounds of evaluation. First two rounds are done by tea professionals, and in third round the general public is […]