Photo: Akio Kurihara-san processes his okumidori tea leaves

Kurihara Tea Farm

今日はおくひかりを摘みました。 そして、お茶揉んでます。 これを摘んだので、もうひといきかな…。 Today I picked okumidori leaves, and am processing them. These are the ones I picked…just a little more work…

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Kurihara Tea farm’s tea field photo

Kurihara Tea Farm

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SHINCHA: Tea farmer Yuji Kurihara starts 2014 harvest!

Kurihara Tea Farm

Tea farmer Yuji and Akio Kurihara talk about their first harvest of 2014.

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

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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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