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Just a few minutes walk from our Ginza Showroom is Cha Nova, an authentic Taiwanese tea cafe.

You can enjoy tea brewed from carefully selected tea leaves by the owner, who has acquired the Chinese national certified tea clerk.

Taiwanese tea originally has its roots in Chinese tea, but due to differences in climate and soil, it has evolved into something unique to Taiwan.

For starters, I ordered the Lemon Green Tea, and we were skeptical about it, imagining that it was Japanese tea with lemon added. However, we were surprised at how well the tea and lemon went together, and not only was it delicious, but it felt like it was soaking into our bodies, making us want to buy the tea leaves available in stores and drink it at home.

The beverage menu alone has 30 varieties, and you will be amazed at the depth of Taiwanese tea.

In addition to pineapple cake and Malay sponge cake, there is also a menu of baked goods that you can enjoy with your Taiwanese tea.

Cha Nova
https://goo.gl/maps/vjk3io2Bp8deqcKw6
Ginza Showroom (Open from 9:00-18:00 on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday)
https://www.shokunin.com/en/showroom/ginza.html

Reference
http://chanova.jp
https://kogetsu-an.shop/about-taiwan-tea/

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[Oji Salmon]

A paper company and salmon?

In 1961, the then Vice President of Oji Paper tasted an unusually delicious salmon dish at a restaurant in London, and when asked about the ingredients, he was told that they were salmon from Hidaka, Hokkaido.

That encounter became the roots of Oji Salmon.

At that time in Japan, "smoked salmon" was a delicacy like "salmon toba," but after much trial and error, a smoked salmon with a slightly spreading tidal aroma and salty taste, and a soft texture even though it was not sashimi, was perfected.

This time, I received the "Oji's Salmon Musubi."

You can choose between sockeye salmon from Canada and summer-catch salmon from Japan, with the plump presence of the salmon and the special seaweed on the side.

Of course, it also has smoked salmon, salmon fillets, and a variety of processed products.

Please take a look at our Ginza Showroom as well.

Ginza Showroom (Open from 9:00-18:00 on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday)
https://www.shokunin.com/en/showroom/ginza.html 

Reference
https://www.oji-salmon.co.jp/ (Oji Salmon Ginza Store)

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[Fujiki Denshiro Shoten's Sokawa Tea Canister has been added]

Kabazaiku is made from the bark of wild cherry trees. It is said that the word originated from a long poem in the Manyoshu, in which wild cherry trees were described as "kaniha," which was later transformed into "kaba."

The bark that has been thinly shaved and polished is called "mujikawa," while the bark that brings out the expression of wild cherry is called "shimofurikawa," and as it is touched every day, it becomes shinier and retains its unique luster.

Fujiki Denshiro Shoten's Sokawa Tea Canister
https://www.shokunin.com/en/denshiro/