Tour a Tea Farm & Taste 2 Kinds of Matcha in Nishio, Aichi

Overview

Can't get enough of matcha green tea? Get an immersion into Japanese tea culture on this tour. Visit Nishio, one of Japan's production hubs for green tea, where you'll see a tea plantation, take a factory tour, and make and taste matcha.

Highlights

  • Visit one of Japan's largest green tea-producing regions
  • Immerse yourself in Japanese tea culture, from a lecture about tea to making your own matcha
  • At a tea factory tour, learn how tea is made, and try grinding tea leaves into matcha powder using a mortar
  • Taste not only 'usucha' (thin, light-green matcha), but also 'koicha' (thick, dark-green, high-grade matcha)
  • If you like, buy more matcha and matcha products to take home

Key Information

Important Information

• You will only make one kind of matcha — usucha — but you will taste two kinds of matcha: usucha and koicha - Participants must be aged 10 or older

Description

This activity is available all year round. It lasts for approximately 90 minutes, and has 5 available start times: 10:00, 11:30, 13:30, 14:30, and 15:00 Sample schedule: 10:00 — Meet at Aoi Seicha; see a tea plantation 10:10 — Tea factory tour and lecture on tea (history, types of matcha, and more) 10:30 — Make usucha (thin, light-green matcha) then taste it, and try koicha (thick, dark-green matcha) 11:30 — Activity ends

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