July  2012
Volume 3, Issue 7
Contents

ART FAIR 2012 LAKE FOREST, IL
WORLD GREEN TEA ASSOCIATION
TORAYA VISITS TGT BEVERLY HILLS
JETRO VISIT TO TGT LAKE FOREST
THE GREEN TEAIST LIBRARY

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Just in time for summer!  TGT Blend Iced Green Tea. 

Greetings! 
 
 

 

Welcome to this issue of our newsletter.

 

              Lake Forest, Illinois                                                                              Beverly Hills, California

 

 

 

 

2012 ART FAIR ON THE SQUARE,  

LAKE FOREST, IL    

 

 

     


 

 

  

  

   Iced Hojicha                                       Iced Genmaicha

                Iced TGT Blend                 

        

The Green Teaist will be serving our refreshing Iced Green Teas!   

 

 

 

 

WORLD GREEN TEA ASSOCIATION 

 

      

The World Green Tea Association was established by the Shizuoka prefectural government to further the development of green tea production, culture and understanding of green teas in all of its many facets. Shizuoka Prefecture is the largest green tea-growing region of Japan, accounting for 70 to 80 % of all green teas produced in Japan. Recently, The Green Teaist was honored to be a guest at the Association and to be accepted into its membership. The Green Teaist appreciates highly this honor and stands ready to assist the Association on its important work, especially in the U.S. market.


  

 

 

 

 

 

TORAYA VISITS TGT BEVERLY HILLS  

 

      


  

During the last week of June, The Green Teaist was greatly honored with the visit by Mr. Mitsuhiro Kurokawa, President of Toraya Confectionery Co., Ltd., his wife, Dr. Yukiko Kurokawa of Sophia University and Mr. Masaaki Seki, Senior Managing Director of Toraya. After visiting The Green Teaist in Lake Forest, they visited The Green Teaist, Beverly Hills, at which time they met with Mr. Ko Ueno, President of Yoku Moku, Ms. Sachiko Yoshimura, Chief Executive Director of JETRO Los Angeles and Mr. Shin Hirota, Director of Food & Beverage for JETRO Los Angeles. Famed Executive Chef Katsuo "Suki" Sugiura of the Beverly Hilton prepared an exquisite dinner for the group, featuring the very best of California's bounty of natural ingredients. The principal topic of conversation was the increasing importance and popularity of fine confections, traditional and modern, and the green teas of Japan, especially in America, much of which had to do with the purity, freshness and delicate flavors of these items. 

 

 

 

 

JETRO VISIT TO TGT LAKE FOREST 

 

      


On July 20, 2012, The Green Teaist was honored to host "An Afternoon Tea" with visitors from JETRO Chicago. They included (L. to R.) Lindsey Stirek and Jonathon Krupko, summer interns at JETRO Chicago; Hoken Seki of The Green Teaist; Tatsuhiro Shindo, Chief Executive Director, JETRO Chicago; Messrs. Tomonori Shibahara and Nobuaki Yanagisawa of JETRO Chicago; and Joseph Stellner of The Green Teaist. Both Lindsey and Jonathon have studied in Japan. Their visit was greatly appreciated.   

 

 

 

 

 

THE GREEN TEAIST LIBRARY  

Tea History Terriors Varieties, Kevin Gascoyne, Francois Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais, and Hugo Americi, 271 pp, Firefly Books: 2011, $24.95

Recently, as a result of attending the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas in early June of this year, The Green Teaist was able to find two new books to enhance its current collection of several dozen titles, focusing exclusively, on the tea world, especially green teas. The first one represents an incredibly detailed study of tea, its history, terroirs and varieties. The chapter on "The Chemical Components of Tea," is based on extensive studies and research by an outside consultancy and reflects, perhaps, for the first time, data on the basic naturally occurring chemicals found in teas, (including polyphenols "tannins," alkaloids, theine, caffeine, proteins and nutrients). Included is a "Biochemical Analyses of 35 Teas." The book is both informative and, at the same time, accessible to the lay reader. It is an important adjunct to the existing literature on tea in all its many manifestations as a beverage, an ingredient and the study of its healthful properties.

 

 

 

Tea Dictionary, James Norwood Pratt, 370 pp, Tea Society: 2010, $150.00

James Norwood Pratt's new version of his previous classic, "Tea Dictionary" has just been published to great acclaim. It is a truly fascinating work in progress which will never be finished because its subject, "Tea," has an infinite capacity to delight, surprise, and reward those who take the time and trouble to really understand what "Tea" is all about. This valuable work is, perhaps, the most definitive and comprehensive encyclopedia of every possible variety of tea, their growing, production, processing and marketing. It is a reference work which will appeal to anyone having even the slightest interest in tea and will undoubtedly lead to further exploration of the magnificent history and mystique of teas, whether they be green, black or of another hue.

 

       

 


  

 

 

 

 

 

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