It has now been around 8 years since I first fell in love with loose leaf tea. At the start for me really it was just a beverage as I had been brought up on standard black tea tea bags with lots of milk and sugar. However, as the years has gone by what tea… Continue reading What Is Tea To Me?
Located in the middle of Japan, Aichi is known for its rather healthy economy. Its capital city - Nagoya is one of the three major cities in Japan. Aichi is also home to Toyota Motor Corporation. Hence, it has had the highest export value of manufactured products for more than 40 years! The importance of… Continue reading The Global Japanese Tea Association – Japanese Tea Marathon- Day 12 | Aichi
Kyoto is known as the cultural capital of Japan. It was the actual capital of the country for more than 1000 years (between 794 - 1868)! When the capital of Japan was moved to Tokyo, a lot of significant culture still remained in Kyoto. Even today, Kyoto is home to over 2,000 temples and shrines.… Continue reading The Global Japanese Tea Association – Japanese Tea Marathon- Day 8 | Kyoto
Located on the west side of Kyushu island, Nagasaki itself has the largest number of islands in Japan. For a long time Nagasaki was known as the gateway to Japan, with it's geographical location making it one of the main ports for trading with Asia and Europe. During the isolation period of Japan - ‘sakoku’… Continue reading The Global Japanese Tea Association – Japanese Tea Marathon- Day 6 | Nagasaki
Day Four of The Global Japanese Tea Association's - Japanese Tea Marathon has arrived and today we are learning about the tea region of Fukuoka. Just like in all of my previous posts from the marathon I'll talk a little about the area, tea within the area, it's history and also what we learned from… Continue reading The Global Japanese Tea Association – Japanese Tea Marathon – Day 4 | Fukuoka