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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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PRESS RELEASE: CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN FOR THE TEA CRANE FLAGSHIP STORE.

In anticipation of the opening of The Tea Crane’s flagship store in Kyoto, the company announces its crowd funding campaign to launch the business. The physical store will function as a hub from where to share Japanese tea culture globally. The crowd funding campaign requests contributions from backers for pre-sale tickets for online and local events, tea club subscriptions, and special tea sets. The funds will be used to support the upstart of the business.

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Japanese tea

TEA GROWING FROM THE ROOTS UP

The roots of the tea bush grow towards gravity. The bushes that grow on a horizontal surface first penetrate the shallow top layer of soft arable soil and then gradually reach the deeper layer of hardened subsoil. Topsoil is softer and contains more air, which makes it easier for the roots to penetrate and grow deeper. On the contrary, subsoil is a more densely compressed stratum in which it is more difficult for roots to spread into.

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EFFECTS OF FERTILIZATION ON TEA

When the tea bush absorbs nitrogen from the soil as nutrition for its growth, it transforms the substance into amino acids. These amino acids are transported through the stem and twigs to feed the development of new buds and leaves.

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TEA FARMING METHODS AND ADMINISTRATION

re are three main tea farming methods that determine how the tea is grown and processed. Each specific method has a tremendous effect on the final appeal of the tea. Conventional (industrial) farming, organic farming and natural farming.

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