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Sharing a cup of Japanese tea with the world

High-quality Japanese tea is world renowned, but without a new generation of tea farmers, its future is uncertain. Young entrepreneurs in Shizuoka, however, are hoping to revitalize the industry and share their passion for green tea with the world.

A tea plantation in Shizuoka Prefecture. CHISATO TANAKA

For more information, see the Tea Bridge website; reservations required.

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