I had a chance to visit our vendor outside of Kyoto area. It took me 2 train rides and a bus, plus a little walk but with rain, I felt it was quite a way. It was interesting to be in the country side. As you see, the farm was really green from the rain. Very beautiful. We did many tea tastings and looked at the tea trees. I really wish you could go with me to Japan. You will love the hospitality of people and truly fall in love with the country side. While I was waiting for a bus in the country side, there was an old woman start talking to me. Finally, she shared her snack with me. I wouldn't forget this kind of experience. Not a lot of people would share a snack with a stranger. Later, she showed me where my bus stop to the tea farm. Truly amazing time. From the picture, I learned that this tea farm is applying for a UNESCO site. This is because the first tea tree, 800 years ago, was planted in Japan in this area. Would you agree to its beauty?
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Staff at Great Tea Road Co
Address: 16228 Main Ave SE #113
Prior Lake, MN 55372
In Store Hours
Sunday - Wednesday: By Appointment
Thursday - Friday: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM