2018 TRIP & EVENT RECAP: Nodate Tea Ceremony in Wazuka (Matcha Pt. 1)

Wazuka Tea Ceremony Demonstration Outside

As part of my trip to Japan, one thing I wanted to experience was a tea ceremony! Luck would have it that last Sunday in Wazuka, the town Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms is located in, had one! This will actually be part one of my three part mini-series on matcha.

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2018 TRIP & TEA 101: Comparing Seasonal Sencha Green Teas (ft. Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms)

Teas Provided by Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms

Obubu Tea Green Teas Unshaded

Last week, I wrote about shaded (Kabuse) green teas and I said that I would talk about unshaded (Roji) teas this week. However, I realized that it actually might be more useful to talk about harvesting seasons and why they are important, purely because most plants around the world are left unshaded in order to receive optimal sunlight.

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2018 TRIP & TEA 101: Comparing Shaded Japanese Green Teas (ft. Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms)

Teas Provided by Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms

Obubu Tea Green Teas Shaded

Last week, I started TEA 101, and the goal of the series is to share what I am learning about tea with you! In the first post, I broke down different common green teas in Japan. Now, I want to go into more detail about each one. This week will be about shaded teas!

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