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Hello everybody from a French in Japan

by Flonihoncha » Apr 19th, '11, 10:34

Hello,

My name is Florent, I'm french (nobody's perfect), living in Japan since 2005.
First, I would like to apologize for my very bad English...

I became so crazy about japanese tea, I pass the exam and be qualified Nihoncha (japanese tea) Instructor in 2009.
I'm now working at Maruyama-en a Japanese tea company. I'm now at the Ichikawa shop.
Im also in charge of the selection of teas for the online shop "Thés du Japon".

Im particularly intereted in the great variety of tea trees cultivar. Recently, I became a big fan of Kama-iri Cha.

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Re: Hello everybody from a French in Japan

by Chip » Apr 19th, '11, 10:53

Again, bienvenue (歓迎) to TeaChat. We have several active French members! I hope to see you around the forum. Please see your private messages (in a few minutes).

I am guessing you are this gentleman? :lol:

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=15362#p193367
David R. wrote:First year of shincha for me ! :D Last year, I decided to focus on Gao Shan cha.

I will try this new shop : http://www.thes-du-japon.com

It has just been launched by two french people, one of them is a French blogger who happens to be the first French "Japanese tea instructor." He also works in the shop Maruyama-en Honten in Shinjuku.

I figured he deserves a little "cocorico" ! :mrgreen:

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Re: Hello everybody from a French in Japan

by Chip » Apr 19th, '11, 11:05

OK, I sent you a message! :mrgreen:

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Re: Hello everybody from a French in Japan

by David R. » Apr 19th, '11, 15:18

Bienvenue Florent ! :)

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Re: Hello everybody from a French in Japan

by shinobicha » May 1st, '11, 01:11

Hello Florent,

I have seen your website and it looks great. Very nice and unique selection. On my 'to try' list.
Do you have reviews of any of your teas somewhere on the internet (in English)?

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Re: Hello everybody from a French in Japan

by David R. » May 1st, '11, 05:56

As far as I am concerned, I haven't seen yet any reviews of Florent's teas on the web, in English. But his business is quite young.

In France, samples of his teas are travelling well and are appreciated. This shincha season should see a lot of articles on local blogs. I am sure that it will spread quickly beyond our boundaries.

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Re: Hello everybody from a French in Japan

by Coppery Cup » May 1st, '11, 13:15

Welcome to the forum, Florent!

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Re: Hello everybody from a French in Japan

by Flonihoncha » May 4th, '11, 14:02

Thank you Coppery!

Shinobic, David,

Yes, I think there is no review in English..... Sorry.

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Re: Hello everybody from a French in Japan

by shinobicha » May 4th, '11, 16:39

No worries Florent!

Will you be carrying the same products as you currently have for the 2011 crop?

I am particularly interested in Hiruma's: Sencha from Sayama Yumewakaba cultivar, Micro-fermented sencha from Sayama Musashi-kaori cultivar, as well as Sencha from Fuji Inzatsu 131 cultivar. I'm hoping these will still be available in the coming months (from the 2011 harvest, I assume), but I cannot order now, as I have a lot of shincha coming.

Thanks!

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Re: Hello everybody from a French in Japan

by Flonihoncha » May 5th, '11, 01:11

I Will take different Teas in my first 2011 selection. But maybe later, I will take again Inzatsu, because I really like its strange taste.
But for now, my concept is to introduce always different types of teas.

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Re: Hello everybody from a French in Japan

by Flonihoncha » May 5th, '11, 01:17

Shinobic,

If you Want mo details, maybe you should send PM i guess.

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Re: Hello everybody from a French in Japan

by Chip » May 5th, '11, 01:24

Flonihoncha wrote:Shinobic,

If you Want mo details, maybe you should send PM i guess.

Exactly. Thank you.

In time, this new member/vendor will be eligible for our TeaMerchandiser forum of TeaChat. But til then, Florent is simply a member of the forum and falls under the general forum rules.

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