TEA EVENT: Special Event at Postcard Teas – Three Kyoto Craftsmen

Postcard Teas EventThis past Wednesday (10 September), I was fortunate enough to attend the Postcard Teas’ first special event featuring three craftsmen from Kyoto. If you are in London today (13 September), Postcard Teas is putting the same event on from 2 to 6pm at their shop on Dering Street. Along with the craftsmen demonstrating their skills, Yusuke, a master tea bowl maker, will be whisking up matcha from 2 to 5pm. RSVP not needed. Read on to find out more about each craftsman.

Takahiro Yagi of Kaikado
Takahiro has 15 years of experience making tea caddies. In Japan, there is a four-month wait to get one. Get yours at Postcard Teas today!

Tea caddies

Toru Tsuji of Kanaami-Tsuji
Toru weaves wire into various kitchen utensils. Definitely check out his amazing tea strainers.

tea strainer

Yusuke Matsubayashi of Asahiyaki Kiln
Yusuke’s family has been making tea bowls for 12 generations. He strives to make the most beautiful tea bowls and cups. It is amazing to watch him work.

tea bowl

The event on Wednesday
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About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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