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Sat, Nov 04


Whittemore - Community, Culture & Conser

November Wellness Salon

Tea Tasting with tea industry connoisseur Rona Tison of Ito En

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November Wellness Salon
November Wellness Salon

Time & Location

Nov 04, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:50 AM

Whittemore - Community, Culture & Conser, 7 Rockaway Rd, Oldwick, NJ 08858, USA


About The Event

Enjoy a tea tasting with Rona Tison, a tea industry connoisseur with Ito En, Japan’s leading green tea company recognized for its sustainable tea farming and innovative business practices. Learn the proper preparation & unique flavor profiles of Japanese green teas to include Sencha, Genmaicha, Hojicha and the revered Matcha powder, traditionally used in the Japanese tea ceremony. Select herbal blends will also be sampled, along with Cold Brew tea preparation and culinary tips in using tea in savory or sweet recipes.

Rona Tison is the Exec. V.P. of Corporate Relations at ITO EN (North America) INC., Japan’s #1 green tea brand and the world’s leading purveyor of premium and sustainably grown green tea and healthy beverages. With a refined approach to the US Japanese culture, she serves on the board of the U.S. Japan Council, Tea Assoc of the USA and Advisory Board of the Global Tea Initiative at University of California, Davis. She has been a speaker at the United Nations, World Tea Expo, Smithsonian Lecture Series & various tea festivals to include Shizuoka’s World O-Cha. She received the “2017 John Harney Lifetime Achievement Award” for her educational contributions to the tea industry, the first woman to ever receive this prestigious award.

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