Stephen, from New York, will be staying with us for 3 months learning about tea farming and farming in Japan!!
Welcome! Yokoso! Stephen!
Stephen actually visited us once in late April when we had our tea picking event, and he seems to have fallen in love with tea farming. We hope to whip him up into a amazing American tea farmer!
New tea leaf buds are just starting to appear at the kinezuka’s tea farm. Ayumi-san writes (loosely translated by Ian): “The leaves are starting to grow day by day. Rain due tomorrow so it should jump in growth. In recent years we have had late frost that threatened to damage the tea leaves, but the weather seems to be cooperating this year. I hope we’ll have a shincha harvest without any problems!”
The Kosho-Kosho Forest, a cafe, allowed us to show off our tea. They have a wonderful place, and great customers. We learned a lot! Thank you so much!
It is in Ichinose, Fujieda City. If you ever get the chance, do visit!