Thursday, March 24, 2011

Disaster in Japan

First off, I received an email yesterday from Ilya at Adagio, in which he informed me of a support program they have going on:
Adagio Teas is donating 15% of its Japanese Tea sales to the American Red Cross and for every one of these sales we will post a paper crane to our site to mark all of our collective efforts.
Check it out: Adagio Teas - Japanese Relief

seigan chawanSecondly, I want to encourage you all to continue supporting the Japanese economy by buying Japanese tea products when the new harvest comes out. If Japanese teas aren't... (I'm so sorry for this) your cup of tea (groan), they also make some pretty nifty teapots, tea cups, tea canisters, etc. that you can use for whatever teas you like.

I know some of you may be concerned about radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant incident contaminating your Japanese tea, but fear not! While some crops in areas in the vicinity of the reactor have demonstrated unsafe levels of contamination, the tea-producing regions of Japan are quite far to the south and are extremely unlikely to be adversely affected.

I understand if you don't just take my word for it, though. Fortunately there is some excellent discussion on the issue going on over at TeaChat; I suspect this thread will be updated as more information becomes known.

13 comments:

Steve R said...

I believe it's safe to consume Japanese tea however I think they will get hit hard because people do fear radiation. I agree

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Tea Sets for Sale said...

I agree that Japanese tea will still be safe to consume. I am not going to stop enjoying something I love due to circumstances out of human control. God has everyone of us numbered and is in control of when we leave this this life and there isn't anything we can or cannot do to change that.

Anonymous said...

Hello - i'll just use this space to say that i enjoy reading your writings - even if i'm not really that much into Oolong myself. i like it that there's real and sincere thought behind your posts.

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My cup of tea.

Oriental Tea said...

Touching article. We should all do what we can to support the Japanese economy during these troubles.

Daniela said...

You have a wonderful blog. Because you are a tea lover I hope you will find interesting the website for Darjeeling tea www.darjeelingteaxpress.com
They have a very large choice of teas and samples.
I would be happy if you could write a review of some of these rich and healthy teas. Do let me know how we can organize this.

Harry Lamory said...

Got here from teachat. Great blog. I have only been drinking japanese tea for a couple of months and never thought about the radiation issue. I guess I assume that no one would sell me deadly tea.

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Nice review! Keep update.

Gareth said...

Greta blog, loves the teaware I'll go check them out. I stock also stock a number of Japanese teas our online tea store, come check us out when you get the chance!

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Anonymous said...

thanks for the information.. or unsubstantiated opinion. If u really want to help japan send a donation to the government

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Touching article. We should all do what we can to support the Japanese economy during these troubles. thanks for your sharing post

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