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Travel Diary: Tea Wing Visits Japan

  • May 15th, 2014 | Food, Home, In Stock, Travels

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    Tea Wing‘s carefully sourced, painstakingly produced Japanese green teas are loved among our staff for their complex flavors, wonderful aromas, and beautiful colors. The Tea Wing team just returned from their annual tea buying trip to Japan, where they spend several weeks each Spring meeting with their dedicated network of farmers and producers, making new contacts, and exploring new regions in search of the finest, high quality teas. They shared some photos from their recent excursion to Shizuoka, Uji, and Fukuoka with us:

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    A farmer inspects the upcoming spring crop in Shizuoka

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    Spring tea in the field

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    Whisking matcha in Kyoto

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    The team: Mr and Mrs. Moriuchi, a farmer and his wife

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    Conventional and heirloom tea leaves side by side. Zairaishu, or heirloom tea, is smaller in size due to being grown completely grown from seed – as opposed to conventional tea which is grown from saplings.

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    Tea Fields, Fukuoka

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    Tea Wing founder Zach Mangan in the fields with Hotta san, Uji’s most reputable organic tea producer

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    In the tasting room, Uji,

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    Naoshima

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    Mount Fuji, Shizuoka

    Many thanks to the Tea Wing team! You can see more on their travelogue or website. Tea Wing teas are available at our Home Shop at 158 Franklin Street in NYC, or in our web shop.

    - Photos courtesy of Tea Wing

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