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Marumatsu Tea Co., Ltd.

At Marumatsu, a tea master selects tea leaves to be purchased from over hundreds of growers throughout Japan. Seasoned craftsmen then perform finishing and firing processes suitable for each tea leaf, before packaging the final product and completing production.
In 2015 the company opened the Japanese tea cafe San Grams, serving 18 varieties of tea leaf at all times including single origin tea leaves from distinctive growers, centering on Kikugawa City’s specialty fukamushicha, and teas from around the world. Staff members prepare each cup of tea using a method suited to the leaf, and serve it with care accompanied by a description.

Company address 2561-1 Nishikata, Kikugawa-shi, Shizuoka
Tea varieties Ordinary sencha, fukamushi sencha, genmaicha, hojicha, matcha, powdered tea
Languages Japanese, English
Contact Natsuki Hirayama
Website Marumatsu Tea Corporation

 

   

 

Program A

  • Shizuoka tea briefing and preparation practice
  • Lesson in Japanese tea at the Tea Museum, Shizuoka
  • Tea field and unrefined tea factory tour
  • Refining factory tour, tea evaluation methods
  • Help with packaging process
  • Training at Japanese tea cafe and shop *Participants proficient in the Japanese language

From the host

The program that provides instructions on preparing Japanese tea behind the scenes of a Japanese tea cafe is recommended for persons who wish to brush up on their preparation skills. Participants proficient in the Japanese language will also experience the work of waiting staff.

Study period 2 weeks *Schedule negotiable
Participation fee 50,000 yen (accommodations)
Capacity 1 person
Accommodations Furnished apartment near the study site
What to bring Clothing that can get dirty, daily necessities, laptop computer (not essential but useful)

 

Program B

  • Shizuoka tea briefing and preparation practice
  • Lesson in Japanese tea at the Tea Museum, Shizuoka
  • Tea field and unrefined tea factory tour
  • Refining factory tour
  • Tea evaluation methods
  • Trade operations (creating documents, managing deliveries)
  • Help with marketing activities
  • Training at Japanese tea cafe and shop * Participants proficient in Japanese

 

From the host

The program is designed for persons currently in the tea business or who wish to enter the tea business in future. Through the experience of day-to-day operations, it provides instructions on how tea is exported and marketed outside Japan.

Study period 2 months *Schedule negotiable
Participation fee 100,000 yen (accommodations)
Capacity 1 person
Accommodations Apartment near the study site
What to bring Clothing that can get dirty, daily necessities

 

*In order to prevent the spread of infectious disease, Japan is currently implementing immigration restrictions on travelers.Please confirm the latest condition when traveling. Link to Ministry of Foreign Affaires of Japan: https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html

 

 


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