Makaibari tea enriching lives of children

A wonderful organization in Italy promotes health and friendship to Japanese children through curative vacations.  It is called Orto dei Sogni and a special project is dedicated to children of Fukushima in Japan.  The organization links host Italian families with Japanese children.  Recognizing that there are significant cultural differences between the two countries, they design projects so that each child experiences an environment that provides a calm, safe and healthy vacation.  Tea drinking is, of course, an integral part of Japanese culture and a little known fact is that Makaibari tea is greatly appreciated in Japan.  One of Makaibari's very special visitors, Serena, recently wrote to us that during her yoga training class in Italy, she met Elisa who worked closely with Orto dei Sogni and they decided to include Makaibari in their 2014 Summer program with the children:
I am writing to you after my experience with Japanese Kids in Sardegna with the association Orto dei has been the most beautiful experience in my life!  The children used to have Makaibari tea every morning...I did teach them how to prepare it properly and I did explain to them where it comes from, showing your plantations online!  Thank you for your support...all of us appreciated!  Dear Mr. Rajah, I really hope to see your fields very very soon travelling to Makaibari! [caption id="attachment_4466" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Makaibari tea leaves with hand-made packets Makaibari tea leaves with hand-made packets[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4467" align="aligncenter" width="480"]Fukushima children with Italian hosts Fukushima children with Italian hosts[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_4468" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Learning to prepare Makaibari tea properly Learning to prepare Makaibari tea properly[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4469" align="aligncenter" width="598"]Starting each day right with Makaibari tea and a great breakfast Starting each day right with Makaibari tea and a great breakfast[/caption]  
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