Kaoru Nakai welcomes us into her family’s home. It’s more than 130 years old and cool in the summer.
“And also in winter,” she jokes. Nakai speaks Japanese but between my small knowledge of the language and the translations provided via the employees of the tea farm I’m staying at in Wazuka, we manage a comfortable level of translation.
We’ve come to Nakai’s home where she lives and teaches tea to take part in a rare sencha do tea ceremony. We’ll drink the sencha tea she grows, of course.