Sharing Aloha and a Japanese Tea Update

Aloha Spirit Helps Sendai Students Cope

Some lost their homes. Others lost loved ones.  But on this particular Sunday afternoon, 24 students from Sendai, Japan could smile and laugh.  Satomi Goo, Sales Manager at The Tea Chest, along with her hula sisters, shared aloha with these young ladies.   See video and story as reported by Jessica Gellert of KHON 2 News.

Japanese Tea Shortage Predicted

The price of Japanese green tea products is projected to increase due to shortage issues.  Earlier this month Japan banned the shipment of green tea leaves from all or part of four prefectures around Tokyo — Chiba, Ibaraki, Kanagawa and Tochigi — after radioactive cesium above legal levels was found in samples. Officials in the Japanese prefecture of Shizuoka have asked five tea manufacturing plants to stop shipping green tea leaves after they were found to contain excessive levels of a radioactive material.  The tea leaves contained 580 to 650 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram, above the legal limit of 500 becquerels. Tea and other food products continue to be tested due to fears of contamination in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.

Customer safety and satisfaction is paramount at The Tea Chest.  In anticipation of the shortage, we’ve increased inventory of 2010 Sencha.  This tea is being properly stored to retain its original high quality aroma and taste.

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About The Leaf Lover
Aloha, my name is Byron Goo. I started our company in 1995 in my garage. Tea has taken me all over the world since then and I continue to be a student of the leaf and of life. The Leaf Lover is a way for me to share about my passion for tea and our small business. I wear many hats including CEO of the company but I think of myself simply as a tea maker.

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