Day 4. 

While most of today was spent in a meeting, I was able to sneak out to a great local Fukuoka tea shop to visit some friends. This of course lead to tasting a few of the new shincha offerings that had just arrived. The hospitality was amazing. Tomorrow will be a behind the scenes look at the tea auction that is currently taking place in Yame. Then off to Uji on Thursday. Stay tuned, and again, thanks for reading.