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Ocha Factory Tour and BBQ party!!

posted Oct 16, 2016, 6:11 PM by Tsubasa Kato   [ updated Oct 16, 2016, 6:12 PM ]
::::: Event Report on October 15th, 2016 :::::


Last Saturday on October 15th, Factory Tour and BBQ party was held at Sayama Green Tea (Ocha) field!
Participants enjoyed the tour under the autumn blue sky – Yokota-san’s son explained how to plant tea trees, why they grow different types (cultivars) of tea trees, how to process tea leaves in the factory…
it was very informative!

While we were in the tour, Yokota-san prepared BBQ.
We enjoyed delicious beef, fish, vegetables, cheese fondue…. And the drinks were also special!
Yokota-san also prepared “Nagashi Somen”, the fun way to eat Somen noodle (boiled Somen noodle flowing along the long bamboo gutter, people waiting around the bamboo try to catch somen while it’s flowing).

We enjoyed drinks too, beer, cold Matcha, soft drinks…but the unique one is a cold brewed tea with carbonated water! Several types of teas – regular Sencha, Fukamushi Sencha, Genmaicha, Black tea - were brewed in carbonated water, the flavor was like some tea cocktail. Especially Fukamushi Sencha (Deeply steamed green tea) brewed with carbonated water tasted like tea with Mango! (Of course no flavoring!)