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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Luxembourg Japanese Tea Event – 7th September, 2014

The smallest country on the Euro Tour this year is Luxembourg, but having friends there waiting for Japanese tea, we didn’t dare to pass and stopped there for a day. Our hosts Tanja and Horst had joined Obubu Guided Tea Tour a couple of months ago, during which time we mentioned about the upcoming Obubu Euro […]

Metz Japanese Tea Event – 6th September, 2014

After energetic tea-fueled jumping through the UK, we arrive to the next welcoming country, that is France. Metz being the home town of Lucilia Kobayashi, our host for several Obubu Euro Tour events, we were happy for a chance to visit it with tea. And it was not just any place that the event was […]

Leicester Japanese Tea Party – 5th September, 2014

However much we like the UK, we cannot stay here forever, but before we left there was another stop in Leicester, a very historical city. Invited by our friend Tom and Hiromi Furniss to hold a shared event as the opening of their new Japanese shop, we could not refuse, and it proved to be […]

University of Oxford Japanese Tea Events – 4th September, 2014

Oxford is one of those places that everyone in the world knows about. And thanks to our friend James Thirlwall, founder of Chayou, we were lucky enough to hold two tea events at the Oriel – one of the oldest colleges at the University of Oxford. Before the start of the events James met us for coffee […]

Leamington Spa Japanese Tea Event – 3rd September, 2014

Do you know Royal Leamington Spa? It a beautiful small town in the UK, that was used as a resort in Queen Victoria times. Invited by our friend Darren and Laura at Auradaze, we were lucky enough to visit it on our Euro Tour 2014. Darren and Laura, had visited us in Wazuka at the […]

London Japanese Tea Party – 2nd September, 2014

A year has passed and we are back to Europe! 20 hours of travelling between Japan and the UK, and we are ready to start a new tea journey. Like last year the first stop is London. Invited by our friends Creepy Design, we returned with a traditional and modern fusion as the tour opening. […]