Nana's Green Tea

Nana’s Green Tea

The last few days that I was in Tokyo I had the chance to visit Nana’s Green Tea. This green tea cafe chain has been called the Japanese Starbucks....

Chachanoma

Chachanoma

Chachanoma (茶茶の間) is a tea room in Tokyo which specializes in Japanese tea and has a very good reputation. The name is a play on words. “Cha” means tea...

Inside Tea Company Sayamaen

Tea Company Sayamaen

After visiting Shizuoka prefecture, I still had some few days for tea tourism in the Tokyo area. My friend Kayoko Ikeya invited me to visit her parent’s tea house,...

Yamahachi Maeda Koutarou Shouten

Yamahachi Maeda Koutarou Shouten

My last tea experience at Shizuoka prefecture was at Yamahachi Maeda Koutarou Shouten (やまはち前田幸太郎商店). This company is a tea wholesaler. It’s best known because the master tea blender Fumio...

Sugimoto Seicha tea factory tour

Sugimoto Seicha Factory Tour

Another tea factory tour that I did while in Shizuoka prefecture was at Sugimoto Seicha (杉本製茶). Perhaps you’ve heard about Sugimoto America in the US? They are a subsidiary...

Yamanashi Shouten

Yamanashi Shouten

This was a tea factory tour courtesy of The World Green Tea Association. Mr. Nishikawa (Manager) and Mr. Uchino (Senior managing director)  were kind enough to take me along....

Kyoto Saryo

Kyoto Saryo

Kyoto Saryo (京都茶寮) is both a Japanese tea house and a gallery, located in the second floor of the Kyoto Station building. As soon as I saw it I...

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