Victoria Tea Fest Revival 2020

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Organised by The International Tea Appreciation Society, the past 23d and 24th of November the Victoria Tea Fest Revival 2020 took place online! An extended Tea Symposium program was streamed live for 24 hours (!!!), with many different guests from around the world. Many of the talks caught our attention, but among them of course […]

Nomad Tea Festival

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During the past weekend of 24th and 25th of October, Nomad Tea Festival Europe was celebrated online. At the festival, participants could virtually visit different tea vendors, chat with them, see their teas or listening to their presentations. Among the exhibitors, 3 of them specialise exclusively on Japanese teas:  Yunomi, Sono Organic and The Japanese […]

Meet The Tea Farmer – Yuji Kurihara

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At our monthly Meet the Tea Farmer event on 28th October our guest tea farmer was Yuji Kurihara – a 4th generation tea farmer from Yame, Fukuoka Kurihara-san manages his family tea farm together with his brother. They produce many different teas, like gyokuro, sencha, wakoucha, hojicha, genmaicha and more. Some of them, especially gyokuro, […]

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 […]