One of the most important partners needed for the Tea Brewers Cup was the teaware category. The foundation of the competition was to make entry easy to all those who were interested, and along with the supply of a fixed water as well as hot water boilers, we wanted entrants to have the safeguard of having teaware available should they wish to use it. Competitors are able to bring their own brewing equipment too, but when it came to making a choice of who to partner up with for teaware then the choice was very easy. Hario have added to the aesthetic of tea and coffee in recent years and have played a big part in allowing speciality slow brew drinks to catch the publics imagination.
Heres them in their own words :
"HARIO Co. Ltd., founded in 1921, is the only heatproof glass manufacturer in Japan that has own factory. We have been dedicated to the design, production, and sale of heatproof glass since 1921. We place the highest value on quality, our glassware are the result of skills inherited and improved among experienced in-house craftsmen. We started producing coffee siphon in 1950s. Since then, we have expanded production of coffee equipment, teaware and kitchenware. Our iconic coffee dripper "V60" has been used in more than 70 countries.
Japan is the second biggest green tea drinking country, and we have created unique ways to brew tea. For example Mizudashi, cold-brew in English, is one of unique but common way to brew tea in Japan. Coffee and tea are closely-connected beverage, and we are manufacturing tools for both. By using this unique position in the industry, we think it is our mission to introduce Japanese tea culture to the world. We are not a tea-farmer, but we can create products to bring out the best flavor of tea. We are looking forward to exchanging ideas with tea enthusiasts from all over the world in Dublin!"