This year’s shincha tea shipping has begun!
The low temperatures at the beginning of spring has delayed the start by about a week, but we’ve started! Our apologies for delaying the shipment! We know you want your tea!
The last tea was harvested on May 13th. We hope you will enjoy through the 2012 shincha tea the combination of the burst of life that comes with the new leaves under the spring sun and the hearts of the producers here in Japan.
Note: overseas shipments begin after domestic shipments are fulfilled, and so start at the end of May
The Shimizu family operates an award winning tea farm based in the village of Suizawa in Yokkaichi City, Mie, famous for its bankoyaki tea ware. Their tea fields span 10 hectare with a total production of about 600 kilograms specializing in Kabusecha Buy Kabusecha Shaded...
Matsumoto-san, VP of Obubu, shared with us a few photos of the tea fields in Wazuka. The main problem they are having right now is wind. Some of their plants are being shaded and the wind blowing the shading against the leaves may cause some damage...
Photographed during a lull in the rain, Yokota-san shared with us a few images of his tea fields. No problems up in Saitama as the brunt of the storm hit Western Japan (around the Kobe area). Heavy winds though aren’t good for these baby tea...