The Kinezuka family of NaturaliTea wins National Award

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The Kinezuka family business has won the 44th Award for Japan Agriculture, Bridging Food Division. Held by NHK and national Japan Agriculture organization, they competed with farmers and agricultural groups from across Japan. From the time my father first started farming tea without pesticides 39...

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NaturaliTea Shincha Tea Picking Event

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Shop Here for 2015 Shincha Tea Shincha season is on its way this year. This year marks our 39th year of the tea picking event we have been holding to share the beautiful shincha green tea field. We are expecting people from different parts of...

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World Tea Farms Festival

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We had a booth at World Tea Farms Festival in Wazuka, Kyoto for two days. There are many young tea farmers working and learning from each other in Wazuka. There seem no abandoned tea farms there. That’s wonderful, but I hate to say that it is not the...

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2012 First Flush Shincha Green Tea Coming Soon!

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The tea fields have become bright yellow-green as they are blanketed by new leaves of the first flush shincha. Last night, we talked to the representative of the grower's group about purchasing this year's shincha tea leaves.

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Kinezuka Family Gallery

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The Kinezuka family head, Toshiaki Kinezuka, has been farming tea organically for nearly four decades and is one of Japan’s pioneers in the field. With nearly 30 other farmers in the Fujieda region of Shizuoka Prefecture, he formed Hito to Nou, Shizen wo Tsunagu Kai...

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Tea Picking Event by the Kinezuka Family, Day Two

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Day two of the Tea Picking Event held by the Kinezuka family on April 27-28, 2013, focused on the actual picking of tea leaves. These tea leaves were then turned into the Organic Handpicked Midori. But before we get into the tea picking… See Day...

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