Saturday, November 14, 2020

The Green Tea Experience Trip - Part 2

(In Part 1, I wrote about the HAZ Cottage and the Fujinokuni Tea Museum.) After lunch, we went to the Kawagoshi Town Ruin, where we took a walk in an old town area in kimono jackets. It was raining just a little.

After walking around the town, we enjoyed green tea and Japanese sweets.

The next stop on the tea tour was Yamaka-sho Tea Farm.  First, we had a tea tasting with a Japanese sweet.

Next, we were given a tour of the factory and took a look around the gift shop. The factory tour was extremely interesting.  I think it was one of my favorite things in the tour.

Our next activity was a tea ceremony and explanation at the Farm House where we were spending the night.

And yes, there was another Japanese sweet with our tea.

After the tea ceremony, it was time for dinner. I wanted to help cook, but I was afraid to cook the meat because I didn't know when it would be done.  What is raw, what is over done?  I really don't cook. 

There was so much food and so many choices.  The Farm House host was great!

Come back for Part 3 to see more of the Tea Tour!


jacaranda said...

A wonderful experience, I loved the village walk.

kiwikid said...

Looks like you had a great time, lots of different things to see and learn about.

SUWA said...

You enjoyed green tea and Japanese sweets.this tour is great!Tea ceremony is difficult for even almost Japanese.
I drink Japanese tea from this area every day.

Vireya said...

This is quite an involved tour! I wasn't expecting an overnight stay. Do you feel like you know all there is to know about tea now?

diamondc said...

Pamela: How wonderful to tour a tea factory and to taste the teas.
The dinner looks like it was a success.
Have a great weekend


Jeanie said...

The colors, kiomono, the streets, the tea and oh the dinner -- it looks wonderful. What a treat this is -- after being more or less in the same place for a long while.

Queeniepatch said...

You certainly had time to do a LOT that first day.
Tea is interesting, but so is Japanese traditional sweets - they can look so 'strange' with odd colour and shape, but usually they are very delicious - and go perfectly well with green tea.

Leonore Winterer said...

Lots of food on this tour, I like it! And it all sounds really fun and interesting too.