I have always been fascinated by the possibilities to explore other cultures and the taste of teas. I simply love tea taste and aroma, and it encourages me to get creative and to experiment with tea. After many years of exploring the tea world: studies, tea master courses, tea experiments and endless cups of tea I feel that there is still so much left to learn.
I attended Obubu’s Spring Hand-picking and rolling and Autumn’s hand picking event in 2016. I felt in love with Wazuka and enjoyed the company of friendly Obubu family. Since then I knew that I want to come back to Obubu for a longer period of time. Therefore, before starting my tea business, I wanted to come to Obubu Tea Farms one more time and immerse myself with Japanese tea culture.
I decided to come to Obubu during the most amazing period of the year – spring. I was able to observe the change of nature – snow-covered tea fields in cool mornings, understand how tea bushes wake up in spring and how preparations for harvesting season looks like. The most exciting time – first spring harvest, first tea processing and experience of fresh tea aroma and flavour.
I was able to experience all parts of tea production – farming, tea processing, packaging and labelling as well as tasting.
Besides that, I was working on my project which was focused on experimenting with different brewing methods. You can find my articles below.
I am going to continue my tea adventure! I believe that these 3 months were just the beginning of my friendship with the Obubu farm. Even though I am leaving Wazuka right now, a small part of me stays behind – at the very least all of my energy and positive mindset remains with those baby trees that I have planted. I am bringing back great memories, knowledge and plenty of new ideas.