Non-profit Status at last!

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In Japan there are several kinds of public organisations and it can be confusing sometimes, but to explain it simply, in 2019 GJTea was legally established in Japan as a general incorporated association (一般社団法人in Japanese). Legally speaking it is a public organisation, but without non-profit status. So despite being a public organisation, we did not have […]

Japanese Tea Export Trends

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Recently the Japanese Tea Export Promotion Council has released the latest data on Japanese tea export and it seems 2019 was a year of change. Japan is among the 10th biggest tea producing countries in the world. However, commonly most of the tea produced here has been devoured by the domestic consumption. Export normally accounts […]

Berlin Tea Festival 2019

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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 […]