Simona been working with Japanese tea professionally since 2013. Her tea story started with a 6 months internship at Obubu – an artisan tea farm in Wazuka, Kyoto. Now Simona is leading Obubu’s International Department. She is responsible for the educational programs at Obubu, such as the Japanese Tea Master Course in Japan and Japanese Tea Education Tours around the world; as well as sales, communications and operations of the department.
Simona is also curious about and engaged in all aspects of Japanese tea, from tea production to tea culture. She has been practicing Japanese tea ceremony since 2014 and is a certified Japanese tea ceremony instructor. She is also a member of the Japanese Tea Hand-Rolling Association, that aims to preserve traditional Japanese tea making.