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Discover the world of Japanese green tea with this amazing experience with a local English-speaking guide. Follow the production process from the tea fields through the grinding stones into the Matcha bowl and see, smell, taste, and feel the vibrancy of Nishio’s Matcha.
1 person: 16,060 yen
2 people: 20,460 yen (10,230 yen/person)
3 people: 26,400 yen (8,800 yen/person)
4 people: 29,260 yen (7,315 yen/person)
09:00 – 11:00 (2 hours)
English: conversational to business-level depending on the volunteer guide available
Japanese: Native ★★★★★
Nishio is a small town located in the south-central part of Aichi Prefecture, well known for being one of the major production areas of Matcha green tea along with Uji and Kyoto. The quality of Nishio Matcha is highly recognized throughout the country and overseas.
Come and discover the Aoi Sencha Tea production facility, as well as the history of green tea production in Japan. A tasting session will allow you to understand the difference between several types of tea, along with some seasonal Japanese sweets.
This one-day experience starts with a video introduction of the Matcha production process. Your local guide will explain the history of Nishio Matcha to you.
Head to the tea fields where you will be able to take photos while wearing a traditional tea picker outfit.
Take a brief factory tour to watch how the leaves are dried and ground for tea-making. Try grinding the tea yourself to see the hard work necessary to output the fine tea powder.
Brew your cup of Matcha with the guidance of the local tour guide and enjoy the bitter taste together with some seasonal local sweets.
At the end of the tour feel free to buy some green tea souvenirs at the factory shop.
Your tea ceremony instructor is Mrs. Nakane.
Not only does she take care of public relations and sales at Aoi Seicha’s shop,
but she is also involved in the creation of original tea blends.
She is very knowledgeable about green tea history in Japan and in Nishio and a great tea ceremony teacher.
She is eager to hear about your tastes in the matter of tea,
to find the best blend in the shop for you to take home.
This tour is provided by Attractive JAPAN