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Simona Zavadckyte

Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms in Kyoto

Japanese Tea: Tradition and Innovation

PRESENTED ON SEP 02, 2017
IN KYOTO @ VOL 26

In "Japanese Tea: Tradition and Innovation" From PechaKucha Night Kyoto Vol. 26Simona Zavadckyte explores how Japanese tea was made traditionally, how it is currently made today and some of the new developments involving tea in Japan.

Tea is the second most common drink in the world and it has been in Japan for around for over 800 years. Through time it has developed distinct culture and traditions. 

お茶は、世界で2番目によく飲まれている飲み物で、800年以上の間日本でも飲まれてきました。時を経て、お茶の文化と伝統はめざましく発展しました。発表では、日本のお茶がどのように伝統的になったか、今日どのように作られているか、日本のお茶に関した新しい発展についてお話しする予定です。

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Let's Fall In Love With Tea

BY RATNA SOMANTRI
@ VOL 18 ON JUN 24, 2014

Ratna Somantri's first encounter with tea was from her mother, who always serve tea to the family. During her time at Le Cordon Bleu, Sydney, she continues to learn about tea from all over the world. She established Tea Lovers Community with some other fellow tea lovers in Indonesia. Currently, she is also the Chairman of the Tea Board of Promotion of Indonesia for 2014-2017. Ratna often invited as a speaker in various tea-related events and enjoyed teaching classes through tea at Tea Institute. In her presentations, Ratna shared her knowledge about tea history in the world and in Indonesia in particular. Indonesia is one of the largest tea producing country, but the awareness for the tea culture itself is still low. Through her community, Ratna believes that Indonesian teas should be more appreciated in our own country. Her dream is that our best teas should be available and enjoyed in every Indonesian home and that their growing popularity will prosper local tea producers. 

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Maalu Paan & Plain Tea

BY ROMMEL ARUMUGAM
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 22, 2015

Rommel Arumugam uses the ironies in his life, sarcasm and awkward humor to develop a (hopefully) unique series of artworks that are the results of his passion projects.

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Debunking Kyoto's Myths

BY ERIC LUONG
@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

"I'm actually a priestess in Kyoto... my family has had a temple in Kyoto for the past 800 years. My dad is the 23rd generation head priest."

In "Debunking Kyoto's Myths" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 123, Eric Luong and Ariya Sasaki discuss the misconceptions and stereotypical images attributed to Kyoto's pop culture. In this presentation, they debunk and reveal the true stories behind Kyoto's cultural myths.

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Tea ceremony in China

BY SOFIA GOLOVKO
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 19, 2015

Софья рассказывает о Китайской чайной церемонии.

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Tea from Around the World

BY DANIELE LIEUTHIER
@ VOL 5 ON JUL 10, 2015

Dani Lieuthier has travelled for 9 months visiting 9 countries just to study tea. (In Portuguese)

Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVQEeBl0HNA

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Tea in Laos: Tasting the Landscape

BY ANNA MARIA
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Anna-Maria is an architect-turned-tea-lover who started travelling Laos’ tea growing provinces with her husband and their two motorbikes, in search of open-minded producers and the tastiest leaves the magnificent landscapes have to offer. Under the name of ‘Kinnari Tea of Laos’ she is about to open a small shop-cum-tea house in downtown Vientiane. She talks about her journey in search of tea in Laos.

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Beyond the Bag : Tea 101

BY ALLISON WALKER
IN KALAMAZOO

Allison Walker, Graphic Designer, Bookbinder + Printmaker : Allison works to embrace the beauty of both digital and physical art and creation. These processes create a meditative and wholesome rhythm, an experience that is mimicked in brewing the perfect cup of tea.

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The Art of Tea Mixology

BY MIKE TURNER
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 08, 2017

"We are tea mixologists, so we do more than just create the blends." 

In The Art of Tea Mixology from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 28Mike Turner shares the journey that he and his wife, Krisi, took from Canada to Brighton and from a passion to career with the art of tea mixology.  

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Tales from the Tea Trail

BY ELIZABETH KNIGHT
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 10, 2018

Learn about multi-cultural tea traditions old and new from tea sommelier, Elizabeth Knight. Tea more than a drink, is revered as a sacred plant, a medicine, a beverage, a meal, an expression of hospitality, and an essential component of celebrations around the world.