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Introduction

Kuma Tea Gardens' farmer KumaKuma Tea Gardens - Kazumi Nakatani

The award-winning Kuma family has been farming tea in the famous Yame region of Fukuoka for three generations. Japanese tea instructor Kazumi Nakatani manages Kuma Tea Gardens as a brand representing her tea farmer uncles and cousins, and uses her expert palette to design exquisite sencha and gyokuro teas from the leaves farmed by her extended family.

Company Info & Awards

Name
Kuma Tea Gardens
Owner
Kazumi Nakatani (Niece of the Kuma family farmers)
Established
2010 by Nakatani-san in order to better promote her family's tea
Company Location
Midorigaoka, Chofu, Tokyo 182-0001 Japan
Farm Location
Yame, Fukuoka

Listed below are the awards won at national level competitions. (Local / regional awards not listed to save space.)

  • 4th National Tea Competition, Gyokuro Division, Bronze Medal, Hiroyuki Kuma
  • 4th National Tea Competition, Sencha Division, Bronze Medal, Hiroyuki Kuma
  • 21st National Tea Competition, Gyokuro Division, Gold Medal, Hiroyuki Kuma
  • 33rd National Tea Competition, Gyokuro Division, Gold Medal, Hiroyuki Kuma
  • 43rd National Tea Competition, Gyokuro Division, Bronze Medal, Kuma
  • 67th National Tea Competition, Sencha Division, Bronze Medal, Kuma
  • 9th National Gyokuro Steeping Competition, Winner, Kazumi Nakatani
  • 69th National Tea Competition, Gyokuro Division, Silver Medal, Shota Kuma
  • 100th Anniversary of the Export of Japanese Tea, Commemorative Competition, Sencha Division, Bronze Medal, Hiroyuki Kuma

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