Kesenuma Kuwacha Eitoku – Starting anew after the tsunami

Kesenuma Kuwacha Eitoku – Starting anew after the tsunami

Ian Chun

Norifumi Sato survived the 2011 Northern Japan Tsunami and Earthquake only to lose his business. He rebuilt with a brand new business he had been considering -- mulberry leaf tea. This is his story.

At the 13th Annual Japan National Black Tea Summit

Ian

Hello everyone. Creha is open from 1pm today. Please stop by our shop if you have time. The 13th Annual Japan National Black Tea Summit ended and our owner Okamoto has returned from a business trip to Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. Next year, the summit will...

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Umegashima black tea from Shizuoka

mariko

Hello everyone, Creha is open from 1pm as usual. Please stop by if you have time. Today we are having a study session on black tea “Mellow Umegashima”. Produced in the deep mountains of Shizuoka city, Shizuoka prefecture, black tea of Umegashima is mellow and...

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Setoya Momiji Producer Toshiaki Kinezuka

Ian

Yunomi.us: Japanese black tea expert visited?another one of our partners, the Kinezuka family (NaturaliTea), in March 2011, and wrote a fairly long post about it. We'll be translating soon, but enjoy the photos in the meantime!

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Tea Picking at Oisakien’s Tea Farm

Staff - Haruna

Oisakien organizes tea picking events from the end of Apr until mid May. I, staff Haruna, participated in the event on Apr 29! Oisakien is a tea brand, so they don’t own tea farms. But they rent some tea farms that were abandoned because the...

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Creha Blog: Tea Study Session

mariko

Today we are having a study session for our staff. We are studying about the beauty and uniqueness of wakocha 和紅茶 (Japanese black tea) so that we can share it with our customers.

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Creha Blog: Ureshino Black Tea and Wagashi

mariko

Staff’s choice of wakocha (Japanese black tea) and sweets pairing is… Ureshino Black Tea and Yokan 羊羹 (Japanese jelly dessert made from sweet red bean paste, agar, and sugar). Ureshino black tea is not as astringent and can be drank without sugar. How about having...

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Newspaper article on Furyu’s Ikematsu-san

mariko

“It will take two to three hours once I start talking about bancha”, says Nobuhiko Ikematsu (28), the representative of Furyu. The shop opened on October, 2013, in order to spread bancha tea that was once enjoyed commonly by local people. Inside a cozy shop,...

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