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  • 77th National Tea Competition in Japan

    77th National Tea Competition in Japan

    Here is a little bit of tea news from the homefront (Japan). Just last month, from the 22nd to the 25th of August, the 77th National Tea Festival represented by...

  • Kiroku Tea Garden: Women Owned Tea Farm - Yunomi.life

    Kiroku Tea Garden: Women Owned Tea Farm

    Today, we share with you our interview with Megumi (Ui for short) Hori, 5th generation tea farmer of Kiroku Tea Garden in Wazuka, Kyoto Prefecture where she, her mother Yoko,...

  • Teatopia, Wazuka - Yunomi.life

    Teatopia, Wazuka

    Greetings! Can you spot the praying mantis lounging in the beautiful tea fields of Wazuka?  Yes, today we are back highlighting some of the major tea producing regions in the...

  • Birthplace of Japanese Green Tea - Ujitawara - Yunomi.life

    Birthplace of Japanese Green Tea - Ujitawara

    Hello! Genki-desuka (元気ですか?How are you, in Japanese)?    Especially during these strange times, we hope that you are finding moments in your day to enjoy a warm cup of tea. Today,...

  • Does the Best Gyokuro Come from Yame? - Yunomi.life

    Does the best gyokuro come from Yame?

    Magnificent scenery with mountainous valleys and open plains Centuries of tradition and rich cultural heritage A welcoming rural community Award-winning gyokuro... If the above descriptions resonate with you, Yame may...

  • Kumamoto-cha & Miyazaki-cha - Yunomi.life

    Kumamoto-cha & Miyazaki-cha

    Hello, happy half moon in August!  Late August is usually a time when the bell crickets (鈴虫; Suzumushi) start to sing and chime in Japan.  Their singing can be peaceful...

  • History Notes Along with Your Cup of Ureshino Tea - Yunomi.life

    History Notes Along with Your Cup of Ureshino Tea

    Kyushu (九州) is Japan’s third largest island and is located at the very Southwest end of Japan. It is made up of the following 8 prefectures: Kagoshima, Nagasaki, Saga, Miyazaki, Kumamoto,...

  • A Taste of Kagoshima Tea - Yunomi.life

    A Taste of Kagoshima Tea

    Kagoshima is the 2nd largest tea producing prefecture in Japan, after Shizuoka.  It is only recently however that Kagoshima has obtained recognition for producing high-end tea.  For several decades, Kagoshima...