Coronavirus putting traditional Japanese customs on hold

National Mar 7, 2020

Coronavirus putting traditional Japanese customs on hold

The spread of the new coronavirus across Japan is forcing many people to temporarily abandon some of the country's traditional customs. Amid fears of infection, many are refraining from drinking powdered green tea from shared bowls during tea ceremonies. Meanwhile, Kochi Prefecture on Thursday called on ...

Kirin Beverage recalls 4.3 million bottles of green tea

Business / Corporate Nov 19, 2019

Kirin Beverage recalls 4.3 million bottles of green tea

Kirin Beverage Co. has announced a recall of about 4.3 million bottles of Kirin Nama-cha Decaf green tea because some bottles may have not been sealed properly. The lips of some bottles may have been damaged during the manufacturing process, Kirin said Monday. Subject to the ...

Suntory recalls 1.7 million bottles of Craft Boss Tea

Business / Corporate Nov 5, 2019

Suntory recalls 1.7 million bottles of Craft Boss Tea

Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd. said Tuesday it is recalling 1.7 million 500-ml plastic bottles of its Craft Boss Tea drink in Japan after the company found Bacillus cereus bacteria in the product. An official warned against drinking the tea, as it may cause stomachaches. Subject ...

Business Mar 27, 2019

Tea label giants vow probe after Sri Lanka labor abuse expose

Plantations in Sri Lanka that supply "slavery-free" tea to top global companies are under investigation by ethical label groups after an expose found illegal wage deductions that have left some workers ill and unable to afford health care. An investigation by the Thomson Reuters Foundation ...