World Green Tea Contest 2022 results

I should have put this up earlier but it's never too late. The World Green Tea Contest 2022 was held on August 17 and 18 this year. It is an annual competitive exhibition that showcases "innovative products that point to the future of tea", organised by the World Green Tea Association headquartered in Shizuoka, Japan. … Continue reading World Green Tea Contest 2022 results

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Japan Tea Week Malaysia 2022 (World Ocha Festival special!)

I was feeling kinda down because I couldn’t make it to this year’s World Ocha Festival, which is currently happening in Shizuoka. I thought I could make it there, but as August crept by, I knew I couldn’t get any affordable flights to Japan even if it reopens fully before the festival (for a recap … Continue reading Japan Tea Week Malaysia 2022 (World Ocha Festival special!)

Tea tasting: Daisen no Kaori Kuroboku Bancha (Nagata Chamise)

Tottori is Japan's least populated prefecture, and probably most well-known for its sand dunes, which had inspired Abe Kobo's 1962 classic novel 'Suna no Onna' or 'The Woman in the Dunes'. Other than that, it's also known for its Mizuki Shigeru connection in the port city of Sakaiminato. Occasionally it appears in some list of … Continue reading Tea tasting: Daisen no Kaori Kuroboku Bancha (Nagata Chamise)