Hot and humid days continue, such as cloudy weather and showers although the rainy season has opened in Japan. How is the weather at your place?
At the Miyazakien, care of the tea plantation is proceeding at this time. Today we are having a freshly made Japanese black tea using this year ‘s tea leaves on the freshly made tea field terrace while we are taking a rest.
Pouring black tea into the glass against the backdrop of lush tea leaves in summer seems to very cool.
At the Miyazakien, you can purchase soft creams using our Matcha, Wa Kocha, the Japanese black tea at this hot season.
Let’s have a gorgeous time on our full moon stage in the tea field with wild appearance!
Okazaemon has come at Miyazakien! In this holiday, as part of the “Hidden Okazaki, Harvesting Experience Programme” in the “Okazaki Experience programme” , a nationwide lull character, Okazaemon came to our garden for the experience of the tea harvest of the Miyazakien.
It must be seriously hard work, the harvesting of tea leaves in tea fields in the heat of lightly exceeding 30 ℃ during the day. Miyazaki district in former Nukata town is the intermediate of mountains. The field also has a considerable slope, all people including staffs of us have to take care of the ridge even if we only move in the field, but Okazaemon who did silent work. Those who is inside, people concerned, thank you!
The “Okazaki Experience programme” offers “real” which can only be experienced in Okazaki. In the “Hidden Okazaki, Harvesting Experience Programme”, one of the expedition programme, you can enjoy harvest experience of tea and citrus grown without using agricultural chemicals, a processing experience such as making tea and making Yuzu citrus juice and Yuzu peppers.
In this time, a tea picking experience and a tasting workshop on the terrace newly set up in our tea plantation has held.
And participants also visited the yuzu field that we did not use pesticides. In this hidden Okazaki Harvest Experience Programme, the members of the events will be the owner of a Yuzu citrus tree, and they will have a citrus harvest experience and processing experience. For this time, we invite each participant to choose a yuzu tree for field
The programme will continue for a while this year. We would like to devise great ingenuity so that all participants can be satisfied.
Those who wish to participate in this "Hidden Okazaki, Harvest Experience" need to register for Okazaki Experience Programme. As the harvest time of agricultural products may be affected by the weather, please understand that the 2nd and 3rd holding date is uncertain.
As humid and humid days continue, we are sure everyone is fine and well.
In the last week at the Miyazakien, we harvested the tea leaves for the Japanese black tea at the evening of the full moon.
We make the Japanese black tea with locally grown tea leaves cultivated at the foot of Mt. Hongu in Aichi Prefecture. The sixth generation representative of the Miyazakien, Atsushi have developed it with the cooperation of many people. “Mikawa Wa Kocha”, the Japanese black tea is almost finishing well this year.
“Full moon tea” using special tea leaves harvested on the full moon night, will be used at the tea ceremony in September at Miyazakien.
Miyazakien is participating in the “Okazaki Umai mono Food Festival” on the first floor of the Seibu Okazaki store for a week from 28th June to 4th, July. This time, we are promoting Matcha Butter Cake, which is co-developed with “Butter Cake Store Nomoto”, as well as selling our “Wa Kocha”, the Japanese black tea, green tea and matcha using new crop. You can also enjoy our fragrant “Nukata Ichiban Hojicha”, the roasted Japanese tea.
Matcha butter cake is a new product that the butter cake professional, Mr Nomoto created using our Miyazakien’s Matcha after thirty years of butter cake experience. The best way in this season to eat this excellent cake is to cool it down in a refrigerator and you can make it even more delicious. To a taste of rich butter, a little bitter ande sweet matcha matches well with tea ceremony. You can enjoy it with the customer in a slightly larger amount.
In addition, you can meet our “Nokata Ichiban Hojicha”, the roasted Japanese tea which is made of tea leaves grown up in our organic garden. Even in overseas sales, it has been very popular as rich roasted flavour. In this hot season, chilled Hojicha is also good for having a rich time with your families and friends.