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Events — Gyokuro

Japan Culture and Art Festival 2019

Find Okei-san at the Japan Culture and Art Festival this October. We'll have a stall at the festival from 11am to 4pm on Sunday October 27th. It is at the Collingwood Town Hall on 140 Hoddle Street, Collingwood. You'll find our award-winning teas as well as teawares from Tokoname and Arita. We're looking forward to meeting you there.

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Tea Break on SBS Radio

Here is the English script for our interview on SBS Radio(You can listen my Japanese in the following link. https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/japanese/ja/audiotrack/ri-ben-cha-da-shi-harumi?language=ja&fbclid=IwAR3FGh9rTLNC5wR21y--wAUufxzh_75hzCKcBfiYqAq2jy-ScrPfsO3vBSU).   Japanese Tea Ambassador – Harumi We interviewed Harumi Oshitani who promotes Japanese green tea in Australia as a Japan Tea Goodwill Ambassador. Harumi is a certified Japanese tea instructor and offers workshops and tea tasting events. She also has an online store called Okei-san, Japanese Tea Plus. “Harumi, you are a Japan Tea Goodwill Ambassador. I’ve never heard of it. So what kind of activities are you involved?” “I was appointed as a Japan Tea Goodwill Ambassador this February by Japanese...

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How to brew Japanese gyokuro

How to brew Japanese gyokuro is on YouTube now. Thanks to Cuppa Cha (https://www.cuppacha.com.au/) who gave us this opportunity. Please watch the link here and share your delicious gyokuro with your family and friends. Happy brewing!

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Umami Experience with Gyokuro in July

A fun, amazing and informative "Umami Experience with Gyokuro" workshop will be held at the Hawthorn Library (584 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn VIC 3122). It will be from 12noon to 1.30pm on Sunday 23 July. You can get information about gyokuro such as brewing techniques, and also experience the change of tastes as you brew. During the class, gyokuro will be brewed and paired with Japanese sweets.  Limited seats are available. To book and make a payment, please click here. For any inquires, contact on shop@okeisan.com.au. We'll also hold a Japanese Tea 101 session on the same day. Please see another blog or contact on shop@okeisan.com.au for details....

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Cha-Kabuki; tea tasting in Hawthorn

We'll hold a Cha-Kabuki; blind tea tasting session at the Hawthorn Library (584 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn VIC 3122) from 12noon to 1.30pm on Sunday 25th June. There will be opportunities to: Experience a traditional Japanese tea competition Challenge your taste buds Taste various Japanese tea Get a perfect score to win a prize Limited seats are available. For more details and to book, contact on shop@okeisan.com.au We'll also hold a Japanese Tea 101 on the same day. Please see another blog  or contact on shop@okeisan.com.au for details.

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