🌱 2024 Shincha Tea has (mostly) arrived!! 🌱

🌱 Taste the new harvest now! 🌱

Tea Info

  • Where is the first shincha harvested?

    The southernmost region where tea is produced is in Okinawa. This year, as with every year, Okinawa was the first to announce the harvest of shincha. In late March, Kunigami-son...

  • Photo: Making Sayamacha Green Roast Sencha

    Yokota-san says: Currently roasting tea for “Sayamacha Green Roast Sencha” using houroku (roaster/ pan). The post Photo: Making Sayamacha Green Roast Sencha appeared first on YUNOMI.

  • Shincha Update > Morita Tea Garden 4/24

    Morita-san sent us more pictures of their tea farm. They cover some tea trees for several days before harvesting for Kabusecha.   Can you tell the difference? The left (covered...

  • Yokota Tea Farm

    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 The post Yokota...

  • Tea farming in March

    I spent some time with Okutomi-san of Okutomi Tea Garden (a well-known local tea farmer in the Sayama region), and asked him about the work of tea farmers in the...

  • Photo: Akio Kurihara-san processes his okumidori tea leaves

    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… The post Photo: Akio Kurihara-san processes his okumidori...

  • Akio Kurihara-san’s way of recycling tea

    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...