From Tea to Sea: Forests, Nutrient Dynamics and Tea Farming

From Tea to Sea: Forests, Nutrient Dynamics and Tea Farming

Ian Chun
From Tea to Sea: Forests, Nutrient Dynamics and Tea FarmingWritten by Jimmy Burridge Featured image: Chagusaba tea farming at the Kaneroku Matsumot...
From Tea to Sea: Forests, Nutrient Dynamics and Tea Farming

From Tea to Sea: Forests, Nutrient Dynamics and Tea Farming

Ian Chun
From Tea to Sea: Forests, Nutrient Dynamics and Tea FarmingWritten by Jimmy Burridge Featured image: Chagusaba tea farming at the Kaneroku Matsumot...
All About Shading in Japanese Tea Cultivation

All About Shading in Japanese Tea Cultivation

Moé  Kishida
Hello! Genki desuka (How are you doing)? Today, I would like to delve into the topic of shading and shaded teas. If you enjoy drinking gyokuro, ka...
Kancha, A Rare Japanese Tea Harvested in the Winter Time

Kancha, A Rare Japanese Tea Harvested in the Winter Time

Moé  Kishida
A warm hello to you! I hope this blogpost finds you healthy and well as we welcome the winter solstice today and approach the end of year.  If you ...
Yancha: Interview with Yancy Lever an American Tea Farmer

Yancha: Interview with Yancy Lever an American Tea Farmer

Moé  Kishida
Today, we share with you our interview with Yancy Lever, an American tea farmer who is residing in Otoyo Village, Kochi Prefecture. Yancy is relati...
Regional Japanese Onomatopeia Teas

Regional Japanese Onomatopeia Teas

Moé  Kishida
The clouds are white and fluffy (Japanese: fuwafuwa) today.      The sand at the beach was so smooth (Japanese: sarasara) that the wind and our fo...
Befriending Japanese Tea Cultivars

Befriending Japanese Tea Cultivars

Moé  Kishida
When you go to drink your Japanese tea, have you thought about the type of tea cultivar(s) that your tea is coming from?  Perhaps, one may associat...
Tea Farm Mitocha: Preserving A Historical Folk Tea

Tea Farm Mitocha: Preserving A Historical Folk Tea

Moé  Kishida
Today, we share with you our interview with Yuuki Kayashita, a young and creative tea farmer based in a village in Yamazoe, Nara prefecture. Over ...
Discover Japanese Tea: Sannen Bancha

Discover Japanese Tea: Sannen Bancha

Moé  Kishida
Perhaps, you are familiar with the Japanese tea, bancha and have even tried a few. But what exactly is a sannen bancha (i.e., three-year bancha) an...
Kiroku Tea Garden

Kiroku Tea Garden: Women Owned Tea Farm

Moé  Kishida
Today, we share with you our interview with Megumi (Ui for short) Hori, 5th generation tea farmer of Kiroku Tea Garden in Wazuka, Kyoto Prefecture ...
Discover Koicha, the thick matcha of formal Japanese tea ceremonies

Discover Koicha, the thick matcha of formal Japanese tea ceremonies

Moé  Kishida
Did you know that there are two ways of preparing matcha? Usucha and Koicha. Probably, the matcha you are familiar with looks like this:  Usucha m...
harvesting tea at NaturaliTea, Shizuoka

Japanese tea production in 2020 dropped a dramatic 15%

Ian Chun
Yomiuri Shimbun reported on Feb 21 that Japanese tea production declined a dramatic 15% in 2020 from the previous year to 69800 tons according to s...
Wazuka Tea Farm - Moé Kishida

Teatopia, Wazuka

Moé  Kishida
Greetings! Can you spot the praying mantis lounging in the beautiful tea fields of Wazuka?  Yes, today we are back highlighting some of the major t...
Uejima Tea Farm-Yunomi Interview

Get to Know Your Tea Farmer: Noriyasu Uejima

Moé  Kishida
If you have been to Wazuka, in Kyoto prefecture, you will likely have heard of the 5th generation tea farmer, Noriyasu Uejima who runs Sourokuen (爽...