Hi, my name is Xenia, nice to meet you!
I am a self-proclaimed Japanese Tea Evangelist based in Sweden
Xenia has been a heavy tea drinker for more than 30 years. Her passion for Japanese food & culture brought her close to matcha during an in impromptu tea ceremony performed at the Foreign Languages School she was attending to with the purpose of learning Japanese.
In 2017, she travelled to Japan for the third time & included a tea tour through a plantation in Wazuka, Kyoto as part of her itinerary. The experience was so remarkable that she decided to transform her passion for tea in her way of living after such experience. She travelled all the way back to the same tea farm in Japan the following year, to take part in the Japanese Tea Master course, a hands on immersive tea learning experience .
She was chosen to take part in the Japanese Tea Study Trip organized by the Japan Tea Export Council that same year. She was exposed to the Japanese tea manufacturing industry from Shizuoka & Kagoshima during this event, making new tea connections & friends on the way.
She has made her mission to share her passion for high quality Japanese teas with you by sourcing only the very best teas & the most rare teas available in Japan. Life is too short to drink a bad cup of tea.
When she is not sipping on some nice Japanese teas, she is creating delicious tea based recipes she will surely share with you on due time. She is also an avid writer & keep releasing new articles for the Tea Journal every Monday. And she is currently translating her English articles into Spanish with the assistance of Sheila, her sister.
The Japanese Tea Hub
Because drinking good tea shouldn't be optional
The Japanese Tea Hub was born as a channel to make the finest Japanese teas available to you. Often times is not easy to find that amazing but rare tea that very few farmers from a remote island are making.
We tend to favour small or medium sized farms & tea companies, we want to offer our support to those who have it slightly more difficult when trying to market their teas abroad. Growing tea is very hard work, it takes a lot of energy & effort.
The knowledge about & availability of good quality Japanese tea in Europe are limited. Very few who are passionate about Japanese tea know-how and where to find the finest teas in Japan.
Japanese teas are good for you.