Online Talk about Japanese Tea

Online Experiences

Hiroyo A.

4.81
(27) reviews
Shizuoka
English
1.3 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

I’ve enjoyed offering a tea tour here in Shizuoka, Japan’s No.1 tea producer. Now, under the situation of COVID19, I’d like to suggest an online opportunity for tea lovers across the world! As a Japanese tea instructor, I can share the information on tea including types of tea, production, process, health benefits, how to enjoy it and the like.

I hope this will be a help for you to know more about Japanese tea. You can gain further understanding and enjoy it more in your future visit!

Itinerary

Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Timezone

Asia/Tokyo (UTC +9hs)

10:00

Meeting up online

I will cover the list below, but if you have any other request or like to focus on a specific topic, please let me know in advance.

- Introducing Japan’s largest tea producer, Shizuoka

- Health benefits

- A variety of tea & Categorization

- Production & process

- How to enjoy tea: Demonstration of making a cup of sencha, leaf green tea (If you have some tea, you can do it with me.)

- Q&A

* The demonstration is NOT matcha tea ceremony.

* This will be a sort of seminar style to learn more about tea with the use of PPT and video images, however, I’d like you to feel relaxed just like a tea table talk and hope you will enjoy it!

What to Expect

I will cover the list below, but if you have any other request or like to focus on a specific topic, please let me know in advance.

- Introducing Japan’s largest tea producer, Shizuoka

- Health benefits

- A variety of tea & Categorization

- Production & process

- How to enjoy tea: Demonstration of making cups of sencha, leaf green tea (If you have some tea, you can do it with me.)

- Q&A

* The demonstration is NOT matcha tea ceremony.

* This will be a sort of seminar style to learn about more tea with the use of PPT and video images, however, I’d like you to feel just like a tea table talk and hope you will enjoy it!

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Online(Skype or Zoom) set up

Important Information

Available hours: 9:00am to 10:00pm(JST)

* I’ll send you a Skype or Zoom link a day before the scheduled date.

(Basically, if your group joins this experience through one PC, I'll send you a Zoom Link, If the access is from more than one PC, I'll send a Skype Link to you.)

* Please let me know the number of participants and your specific interest or request if you have, so that we can smoothly start after signing in.

* Please refrain from recoding audio and video and taking pictures in the online experience.

* Please note that I cannot take responsibility for communication failures due to online/computer system.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 48 hours prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - less than - 24 hours before the meeting time

Reviews

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Joseph B.

Nov 15, 2019

Excellent Time

Hiroyo was a great guide. She seemed to know her way around very well and was very patient with my kids. She was able to get us to a Green Tea Farm and a Wasabi Farm which was fascinating to see in person. The Green Tea Farm actually ended up being one of my kid's favorite part. We had a great time. Thank you again!

Hiroyo A.

Thank you very much, Joseph! I’m very happy to hear from you! It was a great fun for me to spend the day with you and your children. They are really cute and it’s amazing to know that they are very much interested in Japanese wasabi and tea production. I hope you and your family will have another chance to visit Japan! Best wishes, Hiroyo

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Melanie I.

Sep 30, 2019

Shizuoka Tea and City tour

Hiroyo was very knowledgeable of sites and history of the areas we visited as well as other areas we were in which we were interested.

Hiroyo A.

Dear Melanie, Thank you very much for your message! I hope you could enjoy Shizuoka. It was really a wonderful time for me to be with you and your friends. If you have anotehr opportunity, I'm always happy to welcome you!! Best wishes, Hiroyo

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Christine L.

Jun 12, 2019

Visit to a remote wasabi & green tea farm

Hiroyo is a wonderful guide. She took the effort to familiarise herself with the farm which we suggested to visit by getting in contact with the owner and later preparing factsheets for us so that our cultural immersion is complete. In addition, Hiroyo checked to see that we have driven in mountainous areas before & asked us to consider insurance cover for our rental car in case of accidents. Hiroyo was very well prepared, she taught us a tea harvesting song and some origami + had origami gifts to take away for us. Al in all, we had a great experience with Hiroyo - we highly recommend Hiroyo.

Hiroyo A.

Dear Christine, Thank you very much for your comment! I'm very happy to hear from you!! I just talked with the farm. It was our great pleasure to welcome your wonderful family here. I hope that you can enjoy making Hojicha(roasted tea) by yourself at home as well. If you have another chance to visit here in Shizuoka, I'm always ready to welcome you!! Thank you! Hiroyo

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Melanie W.

Jun 7, 2019

Shizuoka green tea tour

We had a delightful day excursion in the countryside of Shizuoka tea region. Hiroyo is very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about green tea processing. We enjoyed the tea tastings and lunch as well. Overall we had a wonderful time with our guide, Hiroyo.

Hiroyo A.

Dear Melanie, Thank you very much for your warm message! I'm very happy to know that you and your daughter enjoyed the day. It was a wonderful time for me to spend a beautiful day with you! Shizuoka is a beautiful place to stay and has more to enjoy. I hope you have another opportunity to visit Japan! Thank you!! Hiroyo

$27/ per person

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