Tea tasting: Kaneroku Matsumoto-en’s Whiskey Oak smoked black tea

This tea is one of my interesting haul at the World Ocha Festival in Shizuoka earlier this month. On the day of purchase, I noticed that the producer Kaneroku Matsumoto-en's booth at the tea trade fair was buzzing with people, so I squeezed my way through to see what the crowd-puller was. There was a … Continue reading Tea tasting: Kaneroku Matsumoto-en’s Whiskey Oak smoked black tea

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World Green Tea Conference 2019 – Recap

The one-day World Green Tea Conference / 世界緑茶会議 2019 took place last Friday at the 7th World Ocha Festival event in Shizuoka, central Japan. It was organised by the 7th Ocha Festival Executive Committee and the World Green Tea Association, and aimed at gathering tea industry leaders, distributors and other experts who are active around the … Continue reading World Green Tea Conference 2019 – Recap

World Ocha Festival 2019 – Recap

I have just gotten back from Shizuoka, Japan where I attended the triennial World Ocha Festival (世界お茶まつり2019) last week. This is just a recap of what I've seen and experienced during the four-day event. The venue of the festival was the Shizuoka Convention and Arts Centre, or as they called it "Granship", conveniently located right … Continue reading World Ocha Festival 2019 – Recap