Photos of first flush tea leaves on the tea fields of Shizuoka tea farmer Haruo Ogose

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Haruo Ogose, a tea farmer in Shizuoka who cultivates tea without use of fertilizers or pesticides, sent us these photos of his tea fields on April 21st.

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Yokota Blog: 50 days before the estimated germination period

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Shop Here for 2015 Shincha Tea Spring equinox has passed and we can finally feel the warmth of spring. It is time to officially begin the spring trimming. In the “trimming” process, plucking surface is equally trimmed to avoid old leaves and twigs from getting...

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Onocha Tea Fields First Flush 2015 Photo (April 12)

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Shop Here for 2015 Shincha Tea The grand expanse of tea fields in Ono, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The new buds a brilliant green carpeting the landscape! Harvest is planned for the end of the month with shipments beginning early May!

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March 2015 Hachimanjyu tea field

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March 20, 2015. Tea leaf buds starting to appear at the tea fields in Yakushima Island, courtesy of Hachimanjyu Tea.

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2015 green tea picking (sencha) today at the Kurihara Tea Farm

Kurihara Tea Farm

Says Yuji Kurihara: “Not a cloud to see, in the blue sky, picking tea.” Today, the tea factory is filled with workers, and we are working all night. No damage from frost this year…the shincha is going to be good! Won’t someone drink not breakfast...

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Obubu Tea’s 2015 Kabuse Sencha is picked and processed!

Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms

Shading, check. Harvesting, check. Processing, check. Now all we need to do is pack into bags for distribution. Each of these bulk bags is 10 kilograms.

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Sayama tea fields, first flush 2015, Saitama, Japan

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Tea farmer Yasuhiro Yokota offers a warm good morning from Saitama where he is growing 2015's Sayamacha harvest. We'll be visiting him on May 10th

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Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms tea picking event report

Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms

On May 2nd, 2015, Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms held and invitation only tea picking event in their tea fields in the town of Wazuka, Kyoto.

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Video of Ashigara Tea Fields

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Video of beautiful green tea fields in the town of Minami Ashigara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

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Gyokuro tea leaf picking on the Kurihara Tea Farm in Yame, Japan

Ian

On May 2, 2015, the Kurihara family gathered volunteers in the town of Yabemura where they live to handpick tea leaves that will be made into a small batch of gyokuro for submission to the national tea evaluation competition.

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Obubu Blog: After 8 hours of handrolling, Temomi Sencha!!

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Shop Here for 2015 Shincha Tea This year Akky, President of Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms, is also hand rolling tea and submitting it to a tea competition where it will be judged and bid upon. Visitors and Obubu staff helped to pick the tea leaves...

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Sayama Tea and Flower Festival

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Shop Here for 2015 Shincha Tea Sayama Shincha Festival Have you decided on your plans for the Golden Week? On April 29th (昭和の日 Showa no hi, Showa Day), please come visit “Sayama Shicha and Flower Festival”! This is an event unique to Sayama, a tea...

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