Smoked tea

Smoked tea made by Matsumoto tea estate, Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan
This tea was smoked with whisky barrel tips
I felt strong smoke
I had a cup of tea with chocolate
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I had rice with Umeboshi and sencha tea leaves
Umeboshi is dried plum
I poured sencha
This plum and sencha made from Umegashima
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Wakocha, Japanese black tea

a cup of black tea
with a flower of cha
from my friend
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at Murakami, Niigata, Japan
which is cold region for cha tree


Makinohara tea trip

I went to make green tea with my friend
We picked up tea leaves
Tea leaves were 静7132, Shizu 7132 which was used for sencha tea
and had scent of sakura leaves

There was the big tea factory near the tea plantation
We dropped in
Tea master of Fukamushi sencha, deep steamed sencha, 
brewed sencha for us !!
It was Haiken, 拝見 that mean tea tasting
In new year tea season, this factory get a lot of raw tea leaves
from many tea plantations

The tea plantation of Mr.Shibamoto was near the sea
we made pan fried tea

Dinner time !!

 Left; 10/29 last week
made by Mr.Shibamoto and I
I feel green, but I like this tea
Tea leaves size are same
Right; 11/3 this time
I feel fire and bodied Tea leaves are big or small

I like both green teas

Thank you for my friends


green tea, Mr.Shibamoto

 I joined to make green tea of Mr.Shibamoto
at Makinohara, Shizuoka

Tea leaves were Shizu7132, 静7132
as sencha, it have the scent like sakura tree leaves

before fried tea leaves

He made pan fried tea
White steam and scent rised up, after tea leaves put the fire

and rolling
He was careful for water of stems

tea leaves fried and rolled four times

Thanks Mr.Shibamoto


Umegashima, Autumn

The Autumn festival at Shirahige temple, 白鬚神社
in Nyushima, Umegashima, Shizuoka
High school students play Kagura means dance

and play flutes and drums
They were good workers

It was Autumn


Oriental beauty

I joined the Chinese tea event to meet my friends
from Shizuoka, Nagoya and Poland !!
After the event, we had dinner and many teas
 Left was Si ji chun, like fruit, an apple
Right was blended tea,felt woody
from Taiwan by Mr.Watanabe
He stopped to make oolong tea in this Autumn
I think it too bad !!


Sansui tea estate tea party

Sencha tea, Keizan, 径山
by Sansui tea estate, Tochizawa, Shizuoka

Tea leaves are native species

Sansui tea estate, 山水園 locate in mountain area, Shizuoka

Tea master is Mr.Kiyomi

He makes tea estate by the conventional way

Thanks Mr.Kiyomi

Mr.Suga tea trip meeting

Mr.Suga take journeys around Asia
his keyword is "tea"

I brewed his tea at the tea trip meeting
This time, Sanpin tea in Okinawa, Jasmine tea in Fuzhou,Thailand and Myanmar

 This teas are popular tea in Thailand
Left is flavor tea; below milk tea
 and right is green tea;top photo
Both teas are strong flavor and coloring

 He said that Omotenashi, hospitality was to provide what ones want
It was not necessarily a good thing
I better considering the feeding of the guest

The day's teas
from Upper left; Thailand flavor tea, red can, Thai green tea, yellow can
from lower left; based green tea of Jasmin tea, anxi guan tea and sencha of Yame
Thanks Mr.Suga


Yabukita oolong

 Yabukita Oolong tea
by Mr.Watanabe
Tea leaves are Yabukita from Ginpei
at June
The scent came up and deep from June 

Additional for John B
This Oolong was made from Ginpei's Yabukita leaves
in Utunoya, Shizuoka
at this June

I did not pick up tea leaves
I joined making tea from wilting


 Thank you