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From Leaf to Brew: Hands-on Japanese Tea Tour in Shizuoka

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Duration
4 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 7 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
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Gluten-free, Halal, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Tea experience
In Shizuoka, see the whole tea production process, from leaf to steep. Taste frothy matcha alongside your handmade sweets, roast your own hojicha, and make an original tea blend to take home!

Highlights

Sample local Japanese teas and learn how to identify them like a pro
Tour of an organic tea plantation and learn how Japanese tea is processed
Roast your own Japanese tea to take home as a souvenir
Make your own Japanese sweets Nerikiri and enjoy with a cup of matcha as traditional Japanese style
Choose your favorite matcha bowl at Osada Tea House as a souvenir
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

A lush green expanse of terraced tea bushes spill down sloped hillsides in Shizuoka prefecture’s Shuchi county. Based in Japan’s largest tea-producing region, Osada Tea Co. Ltd. awaits tea-lovers with a leaf-to-brew experience that dives deep into the tea production process. At Osada Tea headquarters, you’ll sample a range of the finest Shizuoka teas. Your guide will teach you how to appreciate Japanese green tea like an industry pro. You’ll even learn to identify the various tea types by touch, smell, and of course, taste! After the Japanese tea tasting, walk through the tea factory to see how tea is processed. Here, a light dusting of tea powder coats the factory, perfuming the air with the fresh scent of green tea. Your tour guide will reveal the secrets of the craft of tea making, answering any questions you have. Inside the tea lab, you’ll roll up your sleeves and participate by roasting Japanese tea. Then, back in the kitchen, you’ll make your own original tea blend to take home as a souvenir. Tea is ideally served with something sweet, so you’ll also make nerikiri wagashi, traditional Japanese confections made from sweet bean paste and molded by hand into seasonal shapes. Whisk up a frothy bowl of matcha to enjoy with your sweets, before winding down at the Osada Tea House with a final cup of tea.

Inclusions

Organic farm sightseeing
Japanese tea tasting, tea roasting and tea master blending experience
Japanese sweet-making experience
Souvenir: Matcha set (Matcha, bowl, whisk, scoop) & Original tea blend
Optional pick-up and drop-off service at Towata Station

Exclusions

Transportation to the closest station

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

2001 Mutsumi, Mori, Shuchi District, Shizuoka 437-0213

Remarks

Wear comfortable shoes

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

A coastal prefecture located in central Japan between Tokyo and Osaka, Shizuoka is home to Mount Fuji (the highest mountain in Japan), beaches and hot spring resort towns, and a thriving agriculture industry producing some of the most delicious and highly coveted produce in Japan.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals