The Morita family are 10th generation tea farmers, and the eldest son (pictured above) has just decided to become the 11th generation.
Morita Tea Garden, is a family owned farm based in the Sayama region, Saitama, Japan, operated by 10th generation tea farmer Toichi Morita, his wife, and his son. (No relation to the other "Morita" families selling on Yunomi.)
WHY DID YOU START FARMING ?
From mid 1940s to 1950s, labor force was abundant but from mid 1960s on, things changed. We could not hire any workers so decided to do work only among our family. Tea cultivation was fairly easy compared to growing other crops for we can concentrate on one specific product, we decided to start a tea farm.
MESSAGE TO THE WORLD
We are responsible from tea cultivation, processing, to manufacturing. And our tea is 100 % Sayama-cha. (Note: Some products are labeled as Sayama-cha but are actually blended with tea leaves produced in different regions) To offer delicious and safe tea to customers, we keep a record of production history and take part in GAP (Good Agricultural Practice), a way to manage the production process of agricultural products.
We will do our best to produce and offer the best tea to the tea lovers around the world!!