At the World Tea Expo in 2009 we showcased our famous Japanese green teas including sencha, genmaicha, and hojicha. Our genmaicha took 3rd place this year in the World Tea Championships for blended green tea. At the World Tea Expo in 2009 we showcased our famous Japanese green teas including sencha, genmaicha, and hojicha. Our genmaicha took 3rd place this year in the World Tea Championships for blended green tea. World Tea Expo 2009 was held from May 2 to 4 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. This year, 228 companies gathered from all over the world, and about 5,000 people had been expected to attend to this show. The first year of the World Tea Expo was 2003, and within 6 years, this show has grown more than 7 times bigger.

This year was our 2nd consecutive year to participate to the show under SA Japanese Green Tea. We really enjoyed to meet some of our customers and to talk with them. For new customers, we explained how Japanese green tea was different from Chinese green tea and especially how our tea was different from other Japanese green teas. Just like other trade shows, I made more that 800 cups of teas as a sample and got many positive feedbacks from customers.

World Tea Championship was also held during the World Tea Expo. And our Genmaicha was selected as 3rd place of blended/flavored green tea category!! I’m very proud that our Genmaicha received such a honor 2 years in a row.

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