According to Hiroki Murakami, who will become the farm's 4th generation master, the family doesn't know exactly when they started farming tea, though his great-grandfather was the one who built their first processing factory in the late 19th century.
Based in the Yoshiwara district, a mountainous region famous for its sea of clouds within the municipality of Shizuoka City, the family produces about 2 tons of tea altogether per year (first and second flushes).
Their leaves are mostly processed as a near-fukamushi (deep steamed), a steaming technique that creates a tea that has fukashimicha's deep, opaque green color and sweetness, but while also retaining much of the leaf's shape.
- Name: Mountain-Grown Kabusecha
- Ingredients: Green Tea
- Cultivar: Yabukita
- Harvest: Late April.
- Steaming: 60 sec
- Region: Yoshiwara, Shizuoka, Japan
- Shading: About 14 days
- Terrain: Mountain-grown, single tea field
- Name: Murakami Tea Garden
- Type: Family-owned and operated farm
- Established: Late 19th century
- Production capacity: About 1300 kg per year. The family only harvests the spring first flush harvest.
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