Tea tends to grow on the other side of the world. Our tea buyer, Kiona, has been travelling alone for years to all the farmers in remote areas to find the best tea leaves, while going on some crazy adventures too. The funny yet exciting stories add to whole picture around a cup of tea. This is why all of her experiences within the countries we do direct trade with are written down in the form of a travel diary.
I'm on my way in Japan together with my Japanese teamaster. I am sitting next to him and I am trying to ask him what the difference is between shincha, sencha, banana, gyokuro etc. etc. He answers all my questions.