Japanese Tea Events in Paris 6th-7th September, 2018

Paris was also a first – a first time to collaborate with the La QuitEssence tea school. We got a chance to meet the founder of the school – Carine, last year, when we stopped in Paris. We spent the whole afternoon chatting about tea, its flavours and aromas, that by the end we decided […]

Japanese Tea Workshop in London 11th September, 2018

The next stop after The Hague was London and here, same as last year, we got to collaborate with Jane Pettigrew and the UK Tea Academy. This year in London we had one event – Japanese Tea Workshop to provide an introduction to and an overview of Japanese tea. There were plenty of teas to […]

Japanese Tea Events in Milan 3rd September, 2018

We have been returning to Milin for several years. This year was the first time to hold tea events with the ProTea Academy. Simona got an opportunity to meet one of the founders – Salvatore in a Japan Tea Export Promotion Council organized tea program in 2017. Since then they stayed in touch and agreed […]

Japanese Tea Events in Madrid 13th-14th September, 2018

Madrid is always a nice city to visit and this year we had some unique tea activities there. In Madrid we spent two days. One day was a collaboration with Japan National Tourism Organization. With JNTO we had two activities to promote Japanese tea and tourism to the people in Spain. Thanks to JNTO’s wide […]

Japanese Tea Workshops in Berlin 1st September

And the Europe Tour 2018 has passed. As the first stop this year we had Berlin – a beautiful city, that starts to have a vibrant tea scene. Our events were hosted by newly established Berlin Tea Academy. We met the founded of the Academy – Irena, last year and had some tea events with […]

Japanese Tea Seminar and Masterclass in The Hague 8th-10th September, 2018

To The Hague we come year after year and hold tea activities with the International Tea and Coffee Academy. And every year there is a new challenge, that stimulates us to grow and find new ways to engage with tea. This year we’ve spent the whole 3 days in The Hague sharing our knowledge and […]

Japanese Tea: a Comprehensive Guide

Obubu is proud to say that our international department lead – Simona Zavadckyte has recently published a book about Japanese tea. The book is called Japanese Tea: a Comprehensive Guide and includes a wide range of topics about Japanese tea: from history and culture, to cultivation and processing, to different tea kinds and how to […]

Japanese Tea Masterclass in Hague on 25th November, 2017

The Hague continues to be our favorite spot! All thanks to the International Tea and Coffee Academy here, that has the most amazing students. This year we came to hold another Master Class on Japanese tea, and 12 people decided to join, almost all of whom we met for the first time.         […]

Tea Time in Paris on 22nd November, 2017

After 5 years Obubu team returned to Paris. We stopped here on the very first Obubu’s Europe Tour and have not had a chance to come back since. So it felt like it was time to visit Paris again. This time we did not plan any specific event ahead of time. However, a new tea […]

Japanese Tea Workshops in London 18th November, 2017

London is always bubbling with tea, and so going there always feels like coming home. This year we could add some strength to the collaboration with the UK Tea Academy, led by Jane Pettigrew; and went to hold two events at their seminar room in Westminster Kingsway College. The day started with a Sencha Workshop […]

Japanese Tea Workshops in Berlin 16th-17th November, 2017

The stop in Berlin this year was the first for Obubu. We really wanted to come once we have heard about the creation of the Berlin Tea Academy. The Berlin School of Coffee has already been around for a decade. In the group they also have their own coffee roaster, coffee and tea shop; and café. […]

Japanese Tea Events in Madrid 13th-14th November, 2017

This year the Obubu Europe Tour starts in Madrid. With the help of our friend and Obubu internship alumni Anna, we were able to hold two events about Japanese tea: a tasting event and a workshop. Welcomed again by the Japan Foundation in Madrid, we introduced Japanese tea to Japanese culture enthusiasts in Madrid. Because […]

Japanese Tea Workshops in Barcelona 10th-11th March, 2017

This was our third time to visit Barcelona and all thanks to Mateo – the Cofounder for the Hidden Café Barcelona. Introduced by Mateo this year we could also collaborate with the Spanish Coffee Institute that organizes coffee courses and training. Barcelona seems to be mesmerized by Matcha, so one of the events was a […]

Japanese Tea Events in Antwerp on 17th-18th March, 2017

Our event in Antwerp was probably the most unique this year – it was a unique collaboration between Japanese tea and Japanese style chocolate. Invited and supported by Marc from Royce – Japanese chocolate maker in Belgium and our tea club member, we could spend two days in Antwerp. The events also had a different […]

Japanese Tea Events in Oxford 6th March, 2017

Oxford is one of those places that you want to come back again and again. Especially that we get to hold our tea events at one of the oldest universities – Oxford University. All thanks to James Thirlwall, the founder of Chayou Tea and Elixir Living Tea, who lured us to Oxford during our second […]

Japanese Tea Workshops in Madrid on 8th-9th March, 2017

Madrid surprised us again by how many people wanted to learn about Japanese tea! With the help of our past intern Anna Poian and our friend tea sommelier Charo as well as the support from the Japan Foundation in Spain, we could visit this bubbly city for the second time. This year we had three […]

Japanese Tea Workshops in Milan 12th-13th March, 2017

We love going to Milan, as we are always very warmly welcomed by Barbara and Steven, who run La Teiera Eclettica tea house. Being part of the Italian Association for Tea Culture, they have cultivated a tea community in Milan for long years. So we are always greeted by a full house and immense curiosity. […]

Japanese Tea Event In Copenhagen 16th March, 2017

This was the first time for Obubu to visit Copenhagen. That is all thanks to our friend and the founder of the Sing Tehus – teahouse in Copenhagen. She came to visit us in Wazuka last year and has been our tea club member since. We held an event about Japanese tea and about 20 […]

Japanese Tea Workshops in Hague 19th-20th March, 2017

Hague is one of our favorite places to visit on the world tours, because we are always met by a warm welcome from Richard and Deirdre from the International Tea and Coffee Academy and really enthusiastic students. This year we only stopped for one day, but what a day it was! The day was split […]

Matcha and Sencha Workshops in London 4th-5th March, 2017

Every year London welcomes us differently. This year we got to collaborate with the UK Tea Academy as Jane Petigrew put us in contact with Andrew Perriman – who is the owner of the newly opened tea house – Tea and Glory, where the events were held. Jane also helped to spread the word about […]

Taiwan Tour – 18th-21st February 2016

From February 18th till 21st the Obubu domestic team including Kayo, Momo and Youhei went on a short trip to Taiwan to meet our Tea Club members, visit tea shops serving Obubu’s tea, and introduce Obubu’s teas to possible trading partners. The moment the arrangements were set up, the plan began to totter as a […]

Japanese Tea Workshops in Oxford – 27th September, 2015

Having been invited by James Thirlwall from Chayou Tea, that organised educational tea events, we could come to Oxford for the second time. Actually the story started during our first Euro Tour two years ago. James joined our first event in London and having found that we share a similar appreciation for tea, we decided […]

Japanese Tea Talk and Tasting in London – 25th September 2015

Matsu and Simona from Obubu have returned to Europe for the third time with another Euro Tour opening in London. While the London event was one of the last ones to organize, it turned out to be a great success. All thanks to the Japan Society in London, that has been incredibly helpful and welcoming. […]

Japanese Tea Workshops in Milan – 6th-7th October, 2015

Another new stop on our Euro Tour was Milan. We have heard about the Italian Tea Culture Association before from our Italian guests who come to our tea farm, but only decided to contact the association this year. Luckily, Barbara Sighieri, the secretary of the association, had her own tea house called La Teiera Eclettica […]

Japanese Tea Workshops in the Hague – 3rd-4th October, 2015

The Hague is one of our favorite places to visit on the Euro Tour, as here we can simply talk the language of tea and need no translation. Our events in The Hague are hosted by the International Tea and Coffee Academy, that teaches the new generation of tea and coffee professionals, who have an […]