ONLINE Tour: Japanese Tea Farm in Kagoshima

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Duration
1 hour
Number of Guests
1 - 20 guests
Language
English
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Join a virtual tea farm tour that broadcasts from Kagoshima, the second largest tea producing prefecture in Japan!
Highlights
Join tea producer Yamaguchi-san and an English speaking tour guide for a virtual tea farm tour.
How is green tea made? Learn about Japanese tea production, from farm to table.
Compare traditional Japanese tea making with modern production style.
Learn how to brew tea from Yamaguchi-san.
Receive a gift! Tea will be shipped to your home after the tour.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Perhaps Kagoshima tea isn’t the first region to come to mind when you think about Japanese tea, but Kagoshima is actually the second largest tea-growing prefecture in Japan! While Kyoto and Shizuoka might be more famous tea producing regions abroad, Kagoshima also has an optimal climate for tea growing, and makes some incredibly high-quality tea. Chiran in Kagoshima even won acclaim during the National Tea Fair in 2020. During this online tea farm tour in Kagoshima, you’ll join tea producer Yamaguchi-san and an English speaking tour guide. Broadcasting live from “Ocha no Haruichiban,” a tea farm in Chiran, Kagoshima, they will show you around the farm and explain about the special characteristics of Kagoshima tea. Yamaguchi-san’s father started making tea in 1969, and has passed on his knowledge and skill to his son. After your guides show you how to pick tea leaves at the farm, you’ll go to the tea house and learn how to make tea the traditional way, from the fresh green tea leaf to its final form. You’ll also learn how it is produced using machinery at a factory. Lastly, Yamaguchi-san will teach you how to brew tea at home, so you can have a perfect cup of tea every time.
Inclusions
English-speaking guide
Exclusions
Telecom charge
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Zoom
Remarks
PLEASE NOTE: With a single ticket purchase, you may join the tour using one device only (multiple family members and friends may join with the same device).
Please download Zoom in advance and check your internet connection prior to the tour.
If the tour is canceled due to weather conditions, you will receive an email notice before 6PM JST the day before the tour. Guests will be able to reschedule or receive a full refund.
The time is Japan Standard Time (GMT +9:00).
Experience Location
With a signature laid-back atmosphere to the south of Japan, Kagoshima Prefecture is surrounded by the ocean and lush scenery woven with stunning hiking trails and steaming hot springs, featuring local cuisine whose ingredients are grown from the rich soils of the surrounding volcanic landscape region.
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals