Kurihara Blog: Photo by Akio Kurihara-san of new buds and gyokuro tea field

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Shop Here for 2015 Shincha Tea New buds in the tea field is growing faster than expected. We can look forward to harvesting at the end of April. Gyokuro is growing as well in spite of the cold weather in late March. I will be...

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Kurihara Blog: Shooting in our tea field

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Shooting in our tea field today.

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Tea harvesting machine at Kurihara Tea Farm

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Yuji Kurihara-san says: When the tea harvesting machine leaves for the tea field, it is like seeing off a traveler. When it returns, it feels as if welcoming them back from a trip. From morning to night, its all about tea in our family!

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Kurihara blog: Annual tea picking class for the Yabe Elementary School

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The annual tea picking class with the Yabe Elementary School children at our tea field. They all worked very hard picking at the tea field in such mountainous location.

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Kurihara Blog: Shincha season

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Shop Here for 2015 Shincha Tea Akio Kurihara-san says: Tea picking and rolling started the day before yesterday. Taking a sip of this year’s shincha green tea and praying to grandfather. Although it is busy, I appreciate the fact that this season is here just...

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Hasami-yaki yunomi cup starts as four-leaf clover and transforms into a heart

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My facebook friend Shirahama-san came to visit today. “This is for Heart Bancho (“leader”)!” he said and presented me with a Hasami-yaki heart-shaped cup. (#^.^#) This yunomi cup is amazing! It starts out as a four-leaf clover, and as you drink, a heart appears. \(^o^)/...

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Kurihara Blog: finished plucking the 2015 first flush tea

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Akio Kurihara says…: Finally finished plucking the first flush tea yesterday. All I have left is to harvest the second flush tea leaves and tea rolling that’s been consigned. I want to make black tea from benifuuki cultivar too… There are still things left to...

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