JAPAN

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Japanese tea ceremony

A traditional Japanese tea ceremony is a tranquil experience full of intent, history, and culture. If you are visiting Japan, it is worth your time and money to experience the tea ceremony for yourself. To schedule a ceremony with Atsuko Mori from the film, click on the button below to be directed to her website. 

 

Obubu Tea Farm

High quality tea from Wazuka, Japan.

Tea with a story. 

MATCHA BREAK DURING AN AFTERNOON HARVEST.

MATCHA BREAK DURING AN AFTERNOON HARVEST.

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OBUBU TEA 

Obubu Tea Farms is a big family. The atmosphere is both welcoming and exotic; a mixture of feeling as if you are in your own home, but realizing how far away you really are from home as you look out into the mountains and tea farms.

Tea education is a proud presence at Obubu. The day tour is informative and entertaining. Obubu Tea also offers long term internships for people interested in learning the harvesting, brewing, and farming process of tea in Japan. They now offer a Tea Masters Class as well! 

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              Matcha.

              Sencha.

              Hojicha.

and more....

 

During the filming and interview process in Wazuka, Brooke was able to try a wide variety of Obubu Teas. Her favorite tea was the Samidori Matcha  . The sweet "umami" taste of the Samidori cuts through the typical bitterness of matcha. 

Every year in Wazuka, there is a Tea Festival bringing tea farmers, food vendors, and artists from all over Japan to be showcased in Wazuka Town over the fall weekend. If you plan your Japan trip during November, you can attend the Tea Festival in Wazuka. The train is fast, easy, and reliable to get from Nara to Wazuka; and during the festival weekend there is a free transport bus to the festival. 

Traditional Japanese green tea rolling is a grueling 12 hour process of removing excess water from the tea leaves. Do you remember the side to side rolling motion showcased in the documentary? That is tea rolling! It is a very prestigious craft to master. 

Traditional Japanese green tea rolling is a grueling 12 hour process of removing excess water from the tea leaves. Do you remember the side to side rolling motion showcased in the documentary? That is tea rolling! It is a very prestigious craft to master. 

 

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