Tea in Yakushima

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Recently I started to discover the Japanese archipelagos a little bit more. I took advantage of the travel restrictions to explore a little bit more this beautiful country going beyond the common touristic places and finding in extremely wild nature the essence of Japan! During “Silver week”, a week of holidays in Japan around the […]

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, […]

Nagasaki Ikedoki Tea – a bright new project on the Japanese tea scene

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Nagasaki Ikedoki Tea is a new tea project, aiming to inspire tea lovers and travellers who want to gain a better understanding about how tea is grown and processed in Japan. The opportunity to visit tea fields, a tea factory and taste different local teas in Japan is still quite limited for English speakers as […]