The Tea Crane Flagship Store In Kyoto
Will Officially Open On August 23, 2020.

The Tea Crane Has Announced Its Official Opening Date For Their First Physical Flagship Store In Kyoto.

  [JAPAN, KYOTO, August 3, 2020—] 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.

Besides the conventional sales of organic, natural, and pesticide-free Japanese specialty tea, which is the brand’s core area of business, it will also be possible for visitors to engage in tea tasting activities, lectures and courses about tea and Japanese culture, tea ceremony introductions and classes, and much more. Moreover the venue will also function as the studio from where owner Tyas Sōsen hosts online demonstrations and lectures, and records video and audio material through which he can share his knowledge and passion with the world. Tyas Sōsen says that “the physical store will function as the hub from where to share Japanese tea culture globally.”

The store’s standard opening hours are 14:00 to 17:00 for walk-in visitors on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (opening hours are subject to change and adjustments related to events and activities hosted by the owner). Information on additional opening hours and days, and additional events and activities outside of standard opening hours will be made public on their website, and will also be notified via the store’s Facebook and Instagram accounts @theteacrane.

Store info: #open-hours: 2pm ~ 5pm; #open-days: Wed, Thu, Fri.
Address: 424-2 Kasugachō, Kamigyō-ku, Kyoto 602-8023 JAPAN

About The Tea Crane

The Tea Crane offers an exclusive selection of top-grade naturally-grown, traditional Japanese teas by tea-master and organic tea sommelier Tyas Sōsen; first certified Belgian Japanese tea instructor and Tea-ceremony teacher in the Enshū school. The aim of The Tea Crane is to promote the taste of authentic Japanese tea. We do this by bringing the consumer and the tea farmer closer through openly sharing information about the manufacturer and the conditions in which the tea grew.

About Tyas Sōsen

Tea Master/Sommelier Tyas Sōsen relocated to Japan 13 years ago to study Japanese culture. His journey brought him to the Japanese tea ceremony and in logical succession guided him to discover the beauty of Japan’s intriguing tea culture. While Japanese green tea and matcha are becoming increasingly poplar in the West, very little information is available about the background of the product. Sōsen aims to fill this gap by sharing his knowledge and expertise with his customers.

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