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So much love in Japanese tea!
  • Brekell
    Brekell
    swe"Japanese tea otaku" who speaks fluent Japanese.
    Japanese tea maniac quits his job in Tokyo to move to Shizuoka, the home of Japanese tea.

So much love in Japanese tea!

  • Calls himself as "Japanese tea otaku".

    Calls himself as

    Brekell arrived in Tokyo in 2013 from Sweden and worked as a company employee for 2 years before moving to the home of Japanese tea, Shizuoka to study Japanese tea. He calls himself as "Japanese tea otaku".


    A collection of more than 300 kinds of Japanese teas!!

    A collection of more than 300 kinds of Japanese teas!!

    He currently works at Tea Research Center in Shizuoka as an intern and studies "Sencha", which is the Japanese green tea made by steaming and drying the tea leafs, instead of Japanese tea ceremony. He has a collection of more than 300 kinds of Japanese teas from all over Japan!


    Japanese tea in a wine glass?

    Japanese tea in a wine glass?

    At home Brekell offers the local Sencha "Sakura-Kaori", which has the smell of cherry tree, made with cold water. When the tea is made with cold water there are more sweetness and flavor extracted. To enjoy the smell of the tea it is served in a wine glass. The staff is amazed with the delicious taste!


    "Wabi-Sabi" world interested him in Japan.

    Inspired by his mother who's a tea lover, Brekell becomes interested in teas from all over the world especially in Japanese tea after getting to know about Japanese "Wabi-Sabi". His first impression of Japanese tea was "bitter", but the more he discovered different tastes such as "sweetness" and "freshness" the more he got into the charm of Japanese tea.


  • Studying Japanese tea as an intern at Tea Research Center.

    Studying Japanese tea as an intern at Tea Research Center.

    Brekell studys as an intern at Tea Research Center. The Tea Research Center is a tea research institute established in 1908 and is run by Shizuoka prefecture. He passed the interview examination 1 year ago and has received an opportunity to study about Japanese tea here. Tasting of new varieties of teas is the agenda of today. Brekell's internship was finished in March 2016.


    Studying Japanese tea using his savings that he earned working as a corporate employee.

    Studying Japanese tea using his savings that he earned working as a corporate employee.

    Brekell learns about the production process of Japanese tea such as growing the tea leafs and maintenance of a tea plantation for a year. He has a dream of opening up a store in Sweden acting as a pioneer of Japanese tea in the future with the knowledge that he earns. Working as an intern he doesn't have any income at the moment, he's using his savings that he earned working as a corporate employee. Brekell's internship was finished in March 2016.


    Tea Research Center, Shizuoka Prefectural Research
    Institute of Agriculture and Forestry
    1706-11, Kurazawa, Kikukawa city, Shizuoka prefecture
  • Amazing Japanese tea knowledge enough to teach professionals.

    Amazing Japanese tea knowledge enough to teach professionals.

    Brekell is a qualified "Japanese Tea Instructor". There are only 4 people in Europe qualfied for this, a true Japanese tea specialist! He teaches the history and tasting of tea three times a month on his holidays and his students are tea professionals who are involved in tea productions and sales. Amazing knowledge!


    Write a book about Japanese tea in English.

    Write a book about Japanese tea in English.

    "I'd like to write a book about Japanese tea to introduce the charm and deepness about it to as many people as possible". His polite deep bow looks more Japanese to us, it shows how much he loves Japanese tea.
    Thank you for your love on Japanese tea!!