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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]