Akio Kurihara-san’s way of recycling tea

Kurihara Tea Farm

生育が少し良くない畑にもみ殻堆肥を投入してます。 これは茶工場で出た茶しぶダゴや、はわき集めた茶粉を混ぜて作った堆肥。 いわば再利用。無駄なく茶畑に還すってことですね。 Adding chaff compost to the tea field that is not growing as expected. The compost is made from remains of tea incrustation and powder of tea leaves gathered at the tea processing facility. In other words, recycling. We return the remains of...

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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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