Tea Tasting with Japanese Tea Farmers from Kyoto
Join us at the beautiful St Peter's College in Oxford for an entertaining and delicious introduction to Japanese teas under the guidance of our extraordinary visiting tea farmers from Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms.
Obubu's visiting tea ambassadors - Matsu and Simona - will share their story of taking some abandoned tea fields in the foothills of Wazuka Prefecture over 10 years ago and turning them into a thriving tea farming community.
They will talk about their passion for tea, their unorthodox approach to business in Japan and how they are creating a global tea community by hosting international visitors at their farm.
Farm fresh teas will be served with a generous helping of Matsu’s irrepressible good humour and stories of a life devoted to tea.
Come thirsty and ready for a fun, delicious and inspiring evening!
No experience of tea required. All welcome to this fun, friendly and informative evening talk. Places are limited so please book early.
Your hosts - Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms
Founded by two friends - Akky and Matsu (pictured here) Obubu Tea has sparked a revolution which has breathed life into agriculture and tea farming in Wazuka Prefecture near Kyoto. Tea farming in Wazuka was an industry in decline before Obubu arrived and restarted tea cultivation in an area surrounded by abandoned tea fields.
Today, with the help of Simona (their super-intern who fell in love with Obubu and never left) Obubu are gaining recognition for their delicious teas across the globe - especially for their Sencha and Matcha - which are some of the best in Japan.
Into Japan Travel
We will also be joined by our friends at Into Japan Travel - a specialist Japanese tour operator based just outside Oxford. Into Japan provide fully escorted tours all over Japan and often take visitors to Kyoto out for a day trip to Obubu's tea farm in Wazuka.
Our venue - St. Peter's College, Oxford
The beautiful and historic St. Peter's College is in the centre of Oxford. Established in 1929 on the site of two of Oxford's oldest medieval hostels it is the perfect location to share tea and hospitality. The college is within minutes walk of both the railway and bus stations.