May 30th late afternoon, the winners of the World Tea Championship was announced. And… our Genmaicha was selected as the best tea in the Blended/Flavored Green Tea Category!
Right now, almost all American people know “green tea is good for health” and demands for green tea products are very high. That encourages many tea companies to invent a new blend of green tea to meet the American customers preference. Mint green tea. Ginger green tea. Lemon green tea… There are hundreds of new-blend green teas in the U.S. market.
This time, many of these new-blend green teas competed in the World Tea Championship. And what I was impressed was Genmaicha, which has 70-year history in Japan, was recognized as the best tea among them. I’m really happy with this result, but more importantly I realized how special the Japanese culture and history was.