Japanese Black Tea Festival in 2013

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An annual Japanese black tea festival was held in Ureshino, one of the most popular tea producing areas, at the beginning of November.

We enjoyed a sampling session with a special cup, which could be taken home as a souvenir. Since there were cups of various designs made by some local pottery producers, it was not easy to choose only one, but fun. When you found tea you liked, you could buy it there. Also various wakocha sweets and tea-related goods were for sale. The venue was full of wakocha and spirits.

special cups for sampling
Even outside of the venue, we enjoyed the Wakocha day. Some local hotels served their special afternoon tea menu and even Wakocha bath, which was interesting.

I know it is too early, but I’m already looking forward to 2014 summit held in Kanazawa.

*About 2012 summit (from my older post)