Your name: Julien
Where are you based: Paris, France
What do you do: Manager / Tea Instructor beginner / Tealovers
Please briefly introduce yourself. What is your story with tea?
I started my story with tea in a rather unusual way. In college I started to read and watch a lot of manga ( France is the second biggest country for the manga 🙂 ) . One thing intrigued me particularly, the color of tea, it was green !
At that time I‘d never seen tea with a green liquor, even the “green tea” was yellow.
So I started to search for tea with a green liquor, and I met the japanese tea and It was the start of my wonderful journey in the fascinating world of tea. And my love for japanese tea never fails 😉
In collaboration with GJTea what has been your role so far?
Principally French Translator for the Website
What is your favourite way to make tea?
I love all the ways to make tea ! But I think my favorite way is maybe Gong fu, because we can discover with a lot of details the deep personality of the tea
When did you start liking tea?
15 years ago (…. the time passed so fast ! )
How did you discover Japanese tea?
By the manga, maybe with Naruto I think or with Rurouni Kenshin. The characters drink tea daily with lunch or dinner and for a french guy like me It was weird and fascinating ! Because tea is basically for breakfast or for “the gouter” ( the translation is teatime but It’s nearly never with tea in France so I prefer to write the original word 🙂 ) like a hot chocolate.
Where do you look for Japanese tea?
On the Web mostly, and sometimes in my favorites tea shops when the arrival is good
Thank you Julien!