Blu-ray release: ‘The Taste Of Tea’

By   |  Jul 21, 2020

Third Window Films are bringing the 2004 Japanese fantasy comedy-drama ‘The Taste Of Tea’ (茶の味) to UK Blu-ray on October 5, 2020.

Written and directed by Katsuhito Ishii, the film provides a low-key look at an eccentric family residing in a quiet countryside town just north of Tokyo. The cast includes Tomokazu Miura, Satomi Tezuka, Maya Banno, Takahiro Sato, Tadanobu Asano, and Tatsuya Gashuin.

Synopsis: The Haruno family is a five-piece clan living the simple life in Japan. The summer sun shining gently down, this quiet quintet is transformed into a six-piece when urban-dwelling uncle Ayano (Tadanobu Asano), a successful music producer, arrives to visit his family and confront his feelings for the ex-girlfriend who married another man after Ayano moved to the city. As the lazy days pass by, each member of the family is followed in a series of episodic vignettes.

• 90 minute Making Of
• Super Big animation
• Reversible sleeve with original release artwork
• Region: B

‘The Taste Of Tea’ is available for pre-order now from

Phil Mills
Follow me
Latest posts by Phil Mills (see all)