The World Tea Championships Logo where we have won several awards and been in the finalist categories for our sencha, hojicha, genmaicha, and other Japanese green teas.

At the World Tea Expo (5/30/08 – 6/1/08), a tea-quality contest called World Tea Championship will be held, and there was a preliminary because over 200 entries were submitted from over 30 companies. And, our teas were nominated one of the top 5 teas in Japanese Style Green Tea and Blended/Flavored Green Tea Category!

Our Sencha and Hojicha are two of the five finalists in the Japanese Style Green Tea Category, and Genmaicha is one of the five finalists in the Blended/Flavored Green Tea Category. The winner will be announced at the World Tea Expo.
This was not easy decision for me to participate to the contest because our teas have already received many awards in Japan. If we couldn’t been selected as the finalists, what does it mean? It makes our reputation and the brand image down. Right now, I’m glad that our tea was at least selected as the finalists. Hope we will win the contest and bring the trophy back to Seattle!
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