Tea drinking enthusiasts and aficionados are often particular about where their tea is from as well as the climate and strains. Unfortunately, the ability to trace your tea’s origins hasn’t been available… till now.
Tea lovers who would like to authenticate the originality of their next cup of tea or trace its products will be able to do so thanks to VeChain. VeChain is partnering with renowned tea business Fuji MARUMO Tea Garden to help with tea package tracking.
It hopes to do this through the help of IoT and advanced tracking technology propagated over blockchain. So, with this solution, customers can easily confirm their tea product’s origins, by simply pointing their smartphones at the NFC chips embedded on the packages.
The project will be rolled out in batches, with the first covering just a hundred different tea products that will have the VeChain’s NFC chips tracking Fuji Tea packages. This first batch is to test the hypothesis and see if it works.
It’s the first phase of a larger agreement to prove that the idea and technology does work. Once proven, the partnership will involve larger volumes tracked across the globe.
How Will This Work?
Every product will have a unique ID that assigned to it by VeChain. This ID will be attached to their various NFCs. Using those chips therefore, customers can actually authenticate their tea’s origins as being from Fuji MARUMO Tea Garden.
Not just that, customers will be able to obtain extra details about the product, including the tea garden’s history, which will be played via video, as well as a verification certificate. This certificate will be made available on the VeChainThor Blockchain.
VeChain enables customers to verify the proof of origin in Japanese tea products.https://t.co/PJs47nMynD
— VeChain Foundation (@vechainofficial) December 5, 2018
About Fuji MARUMO Tea Garden
This is one of the world’s most popular Japanese tea producers. The garden which is located in Shizuoka, Japan, has been in existence for over 90 years. The location is popular and well known for the growing of tea, courtesy of its weather and rich soil.
Surrounded by nature, the environment provides an excellent medium for the growth of tea products. Shizuoka itself has been a haven of tea gardens from as far back as 1241, little wonder it attracts so many tea lovers, and growers.
While the tea growing process is very old and passed on from one generation to another, it has not stopped the tea garden from moving forward with the times. This is why the owners of the garden are partnering with VeChain in the hopes of reassuring their customers and curbing the sale of fake Fuji MARUMO tea products.
The company has seen significant growth under the leadership of the current Mohei Honda, with the garden winning 2013’s World Green Tea Contest Supreme Gold Award.
VeChain’s new tracking solution is another step in leadership and growth for the company. With the details and specific information provided, customers will be further served and satisfied.
Combining both tea and VeChain’s technology, the world and Japanese tea lovers can rest easy, knowing that they can find out about their tea’s origins at a moment’s notice.