Japanese Tea Seminar

On June 12, a seminar on Japanese tea was held at the Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC), as part of the “Japan Month”, a series of Japanese cultural events organized for the second anniversary of the JICC. Tea specialists Mr. Yoshikazu Matsumoto and Mr. Michael Van den Putte from the Japanese tea café and shop “Azumaya” in Antwerp were invited to give a seminar on the subject. They explained about the differences between Japanese tea and Chinese or English tea. Also, the different types of Japanese tea, the way to enjoy Japanese tea as well as Japanese tea culture were explained in detail. The attendants enthusiastically took notes and eagerly took part in a lively Q&A session. They enjoyed more than 10 different kinds of Japanese tea from various production areas, including Sencha, Bancha and Hojicha, together with sweets made from Japanese tea.

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