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  • Are there any pesticide-free tea farms?
    Yes. We aim for agriculture that places as little burden on the environment as possible. In 1998, I borrowed a tea plantation from a relative that had been abandoned for several years. During that time, the tea fields did not use any pesticides or fertilizers, so we took on the challenge of pesticide-free cultivation. I will never forget the joy I felt when I discovered a tea tree in a jungle overgrown with large trees and weeds. I was impressed by the amazing vitality of the tea tree.  Since no herbicides were used, it was a battle with weeds for about five years, but now the furrows have become narrower and it has become a fine tea plantation.  No pesticides or herbicides are used, and the only fertilizers used are organic rapeseed meal and fish meal. The refreshing and transparent sencha, sweet aroma and clear black tea are popular both in Japan and abroad. Sencha Yamazato Shinfori/Hojicha/Genmaicha Black tea Japanese black tea Yabukita
  • Please tell me about fertilizer
    We aim for agriculture that places as little burden on the environment as possible. While many tea farmers use fertilizers formulated by fertilizer shops, we use fertilizers made in-house, taking into account the tea plantation, variety, tea species, etc., for the new buds that produce the desired tea. More than 80% organic rate such as rapeseed meal and fish meal
  • Why are there so many tea plantations on slopes?
    I live in the Uchimaki area, which is surrounded by mountains and has a basin-like topography with large temperature differences, especially in the mornings due to radiation cooling.  Until anti-frost fans were developed, it was a production area that could only be harvested once every 10 years. However, the wind blows down the mountain slope, and the wind is warmer than the basin below due to the inversion layer, so it acts as a natural frost protection fan and allows for stable picking of new buds. Moreover, new buds appear quickly, so tea plantations are now built on mountain slopes. Also, although the work efficiency is low and the work is hard, I value it because it removes excess soil moisture and allows me to make highly fragrant tea.
  • Do you have kabusecha?
    We will be making Kabusecha from 2021.Tea, which is cultivated outdoors and is a perennial crop, grows in the unique environment of the area, and we believe that this is what makes it unique.  From 2022, the teas exhibited at the National Tea Fair will be transitioned. We will convert the existing covered tea garden for the National Tea Fair into a tea garden for covered tea.
  • What varieties do you grow?
    Marishi・Breath of the Mountain・Aofu・Saemidori・Yabukita・Koshun・Yumesuruga・Tsuyuhikari・Shizukaori,Yumeshizuka, Okumidori, Inaguchi, Benifuki, Minami Sayaka, Izumi,Musashikaori, Seishin Taipan,Shikihharu, Other varieties under cultivation
  • Why do we grow so many varieties?
    Because I like making tea. Instead of "I love the tea trees in the tea fields! I want to make this kind of tea Aiming for "tea," which is the goal of "what will happen if this variety is grown in this way?", we select a variety, select a tea plantation from 16 tea plantations, and use cultivation methods such as fertilizers and pruning. We grow new buds for the desired tea by changing each.
  • Are black tea and oolong tea manufactured on contract?
    Produced by Yoshio Moriuchi, the gardener and tea master, at his home factory. The raw leaves we use are also picked from our own garden.
  • Will you do the finishing work yourself?
    We ask a tea wholesaler who is a professional finisher. Using the techniques we have cultivated over many years, we have the finishing and pasteurization done in accordance with our requests.
  • What do you pay attention to when producing Sencha?
    We are careful about managing fresh leaves from the time they are picked to the time they are steamed. The leaves start to deteriorate from the moment they are picked, so we are careful about the time and condition of the leaves to maintain their freshness. Then, we pay close attention to the steaming degree that is most appropriate for the subsequent condition of the sprouts. This is because the steaming process is deeply related to the taste of the tea, as it cannot be reworked or adjusted later.
  • Is Moriuchi Tea Farm's tea lightly steamed?
    I think there is a term called ``lightly steamed sencha'' in contrast to ``deep steamed sencha,'' but at Moriuchi Tea Farm, we introduce it as ``ordinary sencha.'' Sencha is made by picking tea leaves and first applying heat to stop the action of the oxidizing enzymes in the tea leaves. In Japan, a process called "steaming" is generally used. If the time is longer than normal (about twice as long), it is called deep-steamed sencha. The "normal" time is the time required to stop the oxidative enzymes in the tea leaves (new buds). If the time is shorter than the required time, in terms of cooking, it is called "half-baked" and the oxidative enzymes are not fully cooked.  The back of your throat and tongue may feel rough and irritated after drinking the product. It seems that "shallow steamed tea" with a shape is used as opposed to "deep steamed tea" with a fine shape, but even "regular steamed tea" which is thoroughly steamed can also be used to make tea with a shape. It is possible. Moriuchi Tea Farm's tea aims to be well-balanced. We value the steaming process in order to make tea that is both beautiful to look at and delicious to drink, without just looking taut.
  • Is it better to make a reservation?
    Reservations are required. I am in the tea plantation doing farm work almost every day. Please reserve a date and time before coming.
  • I would like to try tea picking. Is it possible?
    It may be possible depending on the season. You can experience tea picking during the tea plantation tour during the Japanese tea tour. You can take the sprouts you picked home with you. Please consult us when applying.
  • Can I try hand kneading?
    Yes. For details, please refer to the following.
  • Please tell me about the number of people participating in the experience.
    A typical Japanese tea tour is for 1 to 5 people. If it is longer than that, please contact us.
  • Do you have any programs other than Japanese tea tours?
    If there is anything we can do, special programs are possible, so please contact us. We will create a program that satisfies you by adjusting your purpose, age, timing, budget, etc. Let's create a fun time together. Please also contact us regarding inspections for organizations and governments.
  • I have a baby, is it possible for me to participate?
    It's okay if guardian is with baby. Please rest assured that reservations are basically made for each group.
  • I am a tea retailer, can I train my employees?
    Yes. We will ask about your objectives and discuss the training content. Please feel free to contact us .
  • Do you accept customers from overseas?
    Acceptable. Normally, we provide materials in Japanese and some English. If you would like English support, please contact us. Please provide an interpreter separately.
  • Can I specify the shipping company?
    We use Yamato Takkyubin. Please note that we cannot respond in any other way.
  • How much is the shipping cost
    Yamato Takkyubin 770 yen, however, please pay 1100 yen for Hokkaido, Okinawa, and remote islands.  Yamato Nekoposu 400 yen (time specified, cash on delivery not available) If it can be shipped with a cat pos unless it is specified depending on the amount or shape, a cat pos is used. Free for purchases over 3,420 yen in Shizuoka City Free for purchases over 6,480 yen outside the prefecture
  • Can I return the item?
    We do not accept returns once the package has been opened. note that. If the item is damaged during shipping, is defective, or the wrong item was shipped, please contact our store within 7 days after receiving the item.
  • Do you do wholesale sales?
    Used by retailers, cafes, hotels, restaurants, etc.Please feel free to contact us.  Please use email, FBmessenge, Instagram email, etc.
  • Is there a place to purchase other than mail order?
    You can purchase it at home, but reservations are required. Please contact us first.
  • Is it possible to request tea at a meeting or event?
    Yes. We will provide tea drinks based on the purpose, number of people, budget, etc. Please feel free to contact us.
  • Do you rent old folk houses?
    You can use for tea parties, events, photo sessions, etc. Please contact us .
  • Is there a training system?
    Currently not recruiting.
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