Nishio Matcha Tea Farm Tour, Tasting & Tea Ceremony (Aichi)

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Duration
3 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 6 guests
Language
English
Taste matcha fresh from the source in this tea tour in Nishio, Aichi, a region with over 700 years of tea history! Tour a tea farm, taste 5 local teas, and learn to whisk matcha in a tea ceremony.
Highlights
Enjoy a tea tour of Nishio, a tea producing region about an hour from downtown Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture
Stroll a tea farm dressed in traditional tea picking clothes
Visit a matcha factory, enjoy tasting 5 different kinds of Japanese tea, and participate in a casual tea ceremony where a tea specialist will teach you how to prepare matcha
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
In recent years, matcha has jumped to world fame for its health benefits, deep flavors, and characteristic bright green color. But the art of matcha-making isn't a passing trend in Nishio, Aichi Prefecture, where local tea farmers have been harvesting and grinding tea leaves for centuries. It’s a way of life. A leading producer of tencha (raw tea leaves used to make powdered matcha), Nishio has a long-standing tea culture with fascinating traditions you can experience in this leaf-to-cup experience, where you’ll partake in the entire production process of matcha in Nishio, and, of course, wrap up the day with a frothy, delicious bowl of Japan’s most famous green tea. First, you'll meet your guide and get an overview of the process before dressing in a traditional tea-picking outfit and strolling along the tea fields of Nishio. You’ll then tour a local factory to see how leaves are dried and powdered to make matcha. The tour will end with a relaxing tasting of five types of tea: matcha latte, green tea, sencha, hojicha, and Japanese black tea. You'll then enjoy a casual tea ceremony with a local English-speaking guide who will teach you how to whisk your own bowl of matcha like a pro. Don't forget to pick up some of your favorite tea as souvenirs before the tour ends! Itinerary: -Meet your guide at Aoi Sencha, a tea shop in Nishio -Watch a short video about matcha production -Tour the matcha tea field wearing a traditional tea-picking outfit -Matcha factory tour -Selected tea tasting (5 types of tea) and casual tea ceremony -Free time
Inclusions
Tea field tour & traditional tea picking experience
Matcha factory tour
Special tea tasting
Casual tea ceremony with Japanese sweets
English-speaking guide
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the meeting point
Additional purchases
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting point will be Aoi Seicha, about 13 minutes by local bus from Nishio Station. Address: Kamiyashiki 7, Kamimachi, Nishio, Aichi A Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
Remarks
Please bring an umbrella in case of rain.
Please note that tea leaves may cause irritative dermatitis depending on the degree of skin sensitivity.
If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please specify so at the time of booking.
Guests aged 7 and older are welcome to participate in this experience.
If you arrive more than 15 minutes late without contacting the host, your booking will be automatically canceled.
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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Home to the economic powerhouse and port city of Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture backs onto mountainous landscapes that overlook the two peninsulas surrounding Mikawa Bay and famously fuels its hard-working people with miso, complimentary breakfasts, and more miso.
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Earliest available date: June 19, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals