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Fall 2019 – A Journey of Enlightenment: Japan

Ichi-go Ichi-e “One Time, One Meeting”

The brilliant sunshine touched the tea fields – long rows of emerald green that looked like velvet caterpillars snuggled up, one after another. I had just arrived in Japan and a longtime dream was coming true. I was going to meet a tea plant for the first time. It was like having a friend you’ve known for 25 years but never had the opportunity to see where they grew up. And now that was happening with my dear old friend, Camellia sinensis.


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