Photo: Making Sayamacha Green Roast Sencha

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Yokota-san says: Currently roasting tea for “Sayamacha Green Roast Sencha” using houroku (roaster/ pan).

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Yokota Tea Farm

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Yunomi.us staff Mariko driving the tea tank (this kind of harvester used for flat fields feels like driving a tank)Your browser does not support the video tag

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Yokota Tea Farm harvests autumn bancha under the blue sky

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The Yokota Tea Farm, which will begin selling on Yunomi.us by the end of October, is based in Sayama region of Saitama Prefecture, just an hour north of Tokyo. Tea farmer Yasuhiro Yokota is very interested in tea lovers from around the world and is...

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Using rice husks as an organic way to fight insect infestation.

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I received a request from Saitama Prefecture to experiment with using rice husks as an organic method to prevent infestation of an insect called white peach scales (pseudaulacaspis pentagona). A spraying machine that you don’t see very often. The tank has a double structure for...

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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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Yokota Blog: Preparing tea for 2015 shincha

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Feeling the warmth of spring for the first time, we have started the “spring trimming” today. But only for the teas grown in the greenhouse for the purpose of early harvest. The timing of “trimming” varies depending on each tea production region, and in cool...

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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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Yokota Tea Garden: Sayama tea field photo on a rainy day

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A quick note from the tea fields if Sayama, Saitama: this morning it rained unexpectedly so we couldn’t work on the fields, says tea farmer Yasuhiro Yokota. Shop the Yokota Tea Garden

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