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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Japanese Tea Workshops in Madrid – 29th-30th September, 2015

While we have had a few Euro Tours, an opportunity to visit Madrid came only this year, as we got invited by an enthusiastic tea sommelier Charo Izquierdo. To tell the truth, Charo had visited our tea farm about two years ago and got in touch with us last year with a suggestion to hold […]

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Japanese Tea and Zen Event in Barcelona – 2nd October, 2015

Continuing the tradition from last year, and invited again by Youko from the Matcha House we had a chance to visit Barcelona for the second time. Our second event here was quite different from the others on this year’s tour – it was held in a Zen temple and four local monks in their black […]

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Japanese Tea Tasting Event in Metz – 10th October, 2015

Metz was the final stop on the tour this year. Again we were able to come here because of Lucilia, who help in organizing the event.   The event was held at a Japanese restaurant, called L’izakaya, that owner of which is a Japanese Chef, who makes French inspired Japanese dishes. We decided to hold […]

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Japanese Tea Events in Dusseldorf – 8th-9th October, 2015

With a third time to visit Dusseldorf, it felt like returning home. Thanks to Lucilia, who has been inviting us every year and has just opened Obubu EU branch.   This year we had two Japanese tea events at two different venues, that actually happened to be on the same street. One was the Nihon […]

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Tea Tasting Workshops in Cotswolds – 26th, 28th September 2015

On our Euro Tours we don’t just go to the capital cities but want to see all kinds of places. Invited by David Lee from the Into Japan, Japan specialist tour organizer, we had a chance to hold two events in a beautiful English countryside – Cotswolds. First event was at Batsford Arboretum, that has […]

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Japanese Tea Tasting Event in Amsterdam – 5th October, 2015

  After a year we had a chance to return to Amsterdam for another go. This year we were welcomed by a young copy writer Glynis Kromopawiro. To tell the truth, we met Glynis in our Amstelween event last year and it seems she got really interested in tea, that she suggested to help organize […]

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Matcha Workshop in Barcelona – 1st October, 2015

We visited Barcelona last year and having been invited by young tea enthusiasts Matteo and Sandra form the Tea Lovers Project we had another chance to come to Barcelona this year. To tell the truth Matteo and Sandra have already been working with our tea and before the event they event took us to a […]

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Barcelona Japanese Tea Party – 14th September, 2014

At the beginning two weeks of travelling around Europe with Japanese tea may seem long, but it really flies by and the last stop is Barcelona. Pioneer of green tea in Spain and the owner of the Matcha House – Yoko-san has invited us to hold a few tea tasting events. The first one was […]

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Hague Japanese Tea Workshop – 13th September, 2014

Even if a small country in Europe – the Netherlands, did not want to let us leave too soon. After a fun evening in a liberal city Amsterdam, we packed our tea to go to the Hague, where the International Tea and Coffee Academy was waiting for us, thanks to our friend and host Tomoko-san […]

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Amstelween Japanese Tea Workshop – 12th September, 2014

After lots of tea fun in Germany, next place to visit was the Netherlands – first time for Obubu. Invited by our host Tomoko-san, who had attended Obubu Euro Tour 2013 event in Dusseldorf, we came to Amstelveen, a small residential town just a few minutes away from Amsterdam. The event was held at a […]

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Dusseldorf Japanese Tea Event – 10th September, 2014

During the Euro Tour we had a chance to hold all kinds of events: from university workshops and more cultural events to some leisurely tea parties. Second event in Dusseldorf was a little different than the rest. That is because it was organized in a temple called Eco Haus. In the temple you could easily […]

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Dusseldorf Japanese Tea Event – 9th September, 2014

This year Obubu Euro Tour has expanded into more countries and cities, but Dusseldorf in Germany is one of a few locations where we came back for the second time. Last year we visited Schennong Tea Lounge to hold a tea event and this year they were very kind to invite us again. There were only […]