by Obubu Intern Alexandra Whittaker
Things have been so busy here in Wazuka, which is understandable considering we’re harvesting tea as well as hosting events. I apologise for the lack of updates, the time has sped by!
On the 30th of June, Obubu hosted a music event with young Japanese acoustic guitarist Shohei Toyoda. Please check him out on youtube to see his great skills in actions.
The event was hosted in a beautiful arts café in the small town of Kizu, Kyoto Prefecture. While Shohei played his beautiful music the guests enjoyed slipped our soothing tea. Don’t good music and tea go together so well? It can really relax your mind.
During the summer when the second harvest is underway we organise several tea picking events, where visitors can come to our pretty little town Wazuka and learn how to pick tea, as well as process it by hand, grind matcha, roast houjicha and drink a variety of our products. If you’re interesting in taking part in a tea master class then get into contact with us via email, alternatively, you can take part in a private tea tour when you next visit Japan.
Last weekend our team travelled to Wakayama, a city south of Kyoto, famous for its fresh produce and great beaches. We attended a ‘tea punch party’ hosted by our friends at Wanowa Café, who made Iced tea without our Sencha and houjicha, which they mixed with the fruits from Kannoyama Fruit farm. Are you a fan of Ice tea? Here in the Obubu office we always have a supply of cold brewed houjicha to keep us cool in the summer.