Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Green tea and the French connection

François-Xavier Delmas, whom I met through the filmmaker who made The Flavors of West Japan, has the most envious job in the world — touring the world's tea plantations.

He is also a founder of French tea purveyor Le Palais des Thés.

François-Xavier, I look forward to enjoying a nice cup of tea with you on a tea plantation somewhere, someday.

Another Frenchman who has made a name for himself in the world of tea is Weugue Florent, the first citizen of France certified as a Japanese tea instructor by the Nihoncha Instructor Association.

A great shot François-Xavier took of a wonderful tea house in Kunming, China.

—Mellow Monk


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