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REGARDING RESUMPTION OF INTERNATIONAL AIRMAIL FROM JAPAN

Due to international shipping restrictions, the Japan Post has suspended acceptance of postal packages to most Western countries (EU, US, CA, AU).

In an effort to support our customers, and to keep supplying our tea worldwide, we provide a shipping option via DHL. And to help carry the burden of the higher shipping cost, we will temporarily offer FREE DHL Express Shipping on orders above USD 200.

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THE TEA CRANE GOES ONLINE!

The physical flagship store at the Imperial Palace in Kyoto will close as of September 10, 2022. Our teas remain available online.

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Japanese tea

New vs. Old; A Kasuga Sencha Tasting For The Tea Club

In order to give you the full experience of the difference between this year’s harvest and last year’s, and so that you can discover not only how tea changes depending on the different weather conditions but also how it can mature and change after processing, our Tea Club this month featured a shincha from this year and the same tea by the same producer from last year’s harvest: native seed-grown sencha from Kasuga.  We encourage you to take some time to brew both of them and compare how they are similar and different.

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Case studies

WEEDY WILD TEA GARDENS – INTERVIEW WITH TOKUYA YAMAZAKI

Tokuya’s approach to tea farming is not at all a conventional one. While he faces a lot of criticism from other farmers, he aims to stay true to his own beliefs which involve exclusively natural methods. These do not employ any pesticides or fertilizer at all. In my latest meeting with Tokuya I was able to discover more about his philosophy. In this article I present a summary of the main points of focus that he observes when cultivating his tea.

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Japanese tea

4 Sustainable Ways To Repurpose Used Tea Leaves And Reduce Waste

Tea can be an #ecological replacement for chemicals in the kitchen! Use it as a #disinfectant, #deodorizer, or #degreaser and replace the use of chemicals with a natural solution!
How do you re-use your spent tea leaves?

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Press release

REGARDING SUSPENSION OF INTERNATIONAL AIRMAIL FROM JAPAN

Due to international shipping restrictions, the Japan Post has suspended acceptance of postal packages to most Western countries (EU, US, CA, AU).

In an effort to support our customers, and to keep supplying our tea worldwide, we provide a shipping option via DHL. And to help carry the burden of the higher shipping cost, we will temporarily offer FREE DHL Express Shipping on orders above USD 200.

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Depth and Beauty of the Tea Ceremony

Tea ceremony is a beautiful practice that encapsulates most of Japan’s traditional arts. Although the learner in the beginning of his practice focusses mostly on the perfection of the execution of a service of tea, once somewhat accustomed to it the road opens to an exploration of peripheral elements such as choice of implements, flower arrangement and appreciation of calligraphic scrolls.

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JAPANESE TEA SUBSCRIPTION BOX – THE TEA CRANE TEA CLUB IMPROVED

The Tea Crane Tea Club Has Been Improved To Better Serve Our Subscribers And To Offer A More Dedicated Selection Of Authentic Artisanal Japanese Teas.

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PRESS RELEASE: ONE YEAR PUBLISHING ANNIVERSARY

Today we celebrate the one year anniversary of Tyas Sosen’s publication on tea, “The Story of Japanese Tea: a broad outline of its cultivation, manufacturing, history and cultural values”. It Is Exactly One Year Now Since Tyas Sosen’s Book “The Story Of Japanese Tea” Was Published In November 2019.

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PRESS RELEASE: OFFICIAL OPEN OF THE TEA CRANE FLAGSHIP STORE

After the success of their crowd funding campaign, owner of The Tea Crane, Tyas Sōsen is taking the final steps in bringing the first physical store for the organic Japanese tea brand ‘The Tea Crane™’ in Kyoto to life. They announced that the store will officially open on August 23, 2020.

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PRESS RELEASE: KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FULLY FUNDED IN 4 DAYS.

Tyas Sōsen’s crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter “Thé Japanese Tea Hub For Tea Lovers From All Over The World” for the opening of The Tea Crane’s flagship store in Kyoto reached its funding goal at light speed. The company launched the project on June 8 and was backed for more than JPY 500,000 by 70 contributors within four days after the launch on June 12. Simultaneously, the project was enlisted by the crowd-funding platform as “Project We love” on the same day.

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