This is an excerpt from the September/October issue of TEA Magazine
“How lucky you are!” exclaimed Seiko-san our guide. “You see Fuji-san, Sakura and snow all at the same time. This has not happened for more than 20 years.”
Japan’s most recognizable landmark is Mt. Fuji, also known as Fuji-san and Fujiyama. The nearly symmetrical 12,389-foot volcanic cone is an object of national pride and personal pilgrimage. It can be elusive. Clouds and fog often obscure the peak. There are many travelers who, despite passing by more than once, have still not been able to witness the spectacle. However, one morning in early May, a troop of tea lovers were blessed with a clear view. It was still Sakura (Cherry blossom) season and that morning there had fallen a gentle but abundant blanket of snow.
Traveling to Japan is on many peoples’ wish lists for a variety of reasons. The nation’s history and culture are fascinating to Western travelers. Others marvel at the intricate architecture. In the cities, shopping or manga “cos-play” delight many. Those who crave a connection with nature seek the imposing mountains, shaded forests, flower gardens and rejuvenating hot springs and baths along 18,500 miles of coast line.
The tea market and the industry have made it clear that transparency is the way of the future – but what is transparency? I have been building a culture of transparency in the agriculture supply chain since 2010. At first I was a lone ranger; but now I see almost … Continue reading
Allow me to introduce you to your new favourite show to binge watch on Netflix. Kim’s Convenience is a CBC comedy about a Korean-Canadian family running a convenience store in downtown Toronto. The sitcom is based on Ins Choi’s award-winning play. The moment I began watching the show I instantly regretted not doing so sooner. I actually started watching Kim’s Convenience because of an interaction on this Instagram post that featured Janet, played by the hilarious Andrea Bang, chugging a mug of tea. Andrea Bang was born and raised in Burnaby, B.C and like her character, she grew up around tea. In fact, tea plays a huge role in her acting career today. At the tea table Andrea opened up about her childhood tea moments, her favourite steeps, which character from Kim’s Convenience she would share a cup of tea with and more.
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Two Types of Major College scholarships
Just before we get in composition, let me define what i’m saying by a ‘major’ scholarship. You can find two major types We are focusing on. The foremost is the kind that promises more than just bucks. These free college funding also include unique mentoring, enrichment experiences, management development, study opportunities, embraced experiences by using a cohort connected with fellow historians, and/or entrance to an is in program. Any some of these activities might be marketed in addition to a whole (or close full) journey to college. Could possibly be anywhere from some to 52 scholarships to go around for each inbound class in various colleges in the United States (the Stamps President’s Scholarship from Georgia Tech falls straight into this category).
The second type scholarship is one of expensive or perhaps most exclusive scholarship within a particular university. It’s not unconventional to find some or 20 of these scholarships or grants sitting there with the students considered ‘the good the best’ in the newly arriving class. Requirements for line is often very scholastically focused, but is not exclusively. Bonuses beyond financing for the cost of attendance usually are hit or miss, typically miss (though sometimes these come with admission to an recognizes program).