New Year’s greetings

It is only 2 days to finish the year 2017. We have been indebted to everyone for this past year. Thank you once again.

Today is the last event opening in 2017 as Miyazakien. We have been selling our “Wa kocha” the Japanese black tea, “Hojicha” the Japanese roasted green tea, “Sencha” tea at “NEOPASA · Okazaki” (Okazaki Service Area on the new Tomei Expressway).

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The location was changed from where we planned. The shop as you see in the photo was in the shop of Okazaki’s local products gathered at. Though the place was suddenly changed, but the shop staffs were so kind to us so our activity was so fulfilling.

20171230岡崎SAAlso, we are very glad that there were several customers who visit the store seeing the opening information on the Internet. Thank you so much for all of you always care.

This year, we participated in various events in local Okazaki, as well as temporal shop at department stores in Nagoya and Okazaki, developing sales channels abroad such as Malaysia and the UK, holding experiential events such as “Okazaki Suguremono Taikentai” experiences and full moon tea ceremonies, Organic JAS certification, etc. We would like to thank the people who have made your voice, the people who supported us.

Next year, we will step forward one step further while treating the accumulation so far. There are many issues such as utilization of the full-moon stage in our organic tea garden, expansion of our organic tea cultivation, needs of maintenance of our tea processing machines, enhancement of hospitality of those who came to our store. Also, new initiatives with local people are progressing steadily, We will show you some new products in the new year.

All the staff will continue their devotion and will continue on the road to become new Miyazakien which everyone loves.

Happy new year everyone! from All of the Miyakozakien staff

30th December, 2017

 

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[Notice] Meet us on 22nd October at Tea Festival in Owari Asahi city

[Notice] On 22nd, October, Miyazakien will open a temporal shop at a tea festival in the Oawari Asahi City. The tea festival is the biggest tea event in Japan that you can enjoy tea diversely at. During this festival, a lot of events such as the tea bazaar that you can buy world-wide and Japanese tea, the tea symposium, the tea experience, the tea seminar, the domestic black tea grand prix etc. are held.紅茶フェスティバル in 尾張旭 2017 ポスター

In Owari Asahi, there are 18 “delicious tea shops” stores which are approved by the Japan Tea Association as of June 2016, it is the number one in Japan. The festival is hosted, planned, and managed by the Owariasahi Tourism Association.

Miyazakien will open the shop in the tea bazaar area. In the bazaar, you can buy domestic and world black tea at the same time, and you can taste most of the tea. Although it is said that the tasting paper cup is sold at the entrance of the venue (three pieces / 10 yen planned), you can have your own cup. Also, there are not only black tea, but also Japanese tea, Chinese tea and sweets and tea goods.

Miyazakien will open in the Fureai Hall on the 1st floor of Skyward Asahi. On that day there is a free shuttle bus from Meitetsu Seto Line Owariasahi Station, and there are 500 parking lots available (including Shiroyama park parking lot).

Enjoy a season full of autumn feeling, please enjoy domestic black tea and Mikawa wa kocha tea.

 

[Notice] We will open a temporal shop in a tea festival held on 18th Sepbember at Dai Nagoya Building

[Notice] We will open a temporal shop in tea festival held on 18th Sepbember at Dai Nagoya Building

On the coming 18th September (holiday), Miyazakien will open a temporal shop in a tea festival held in HDC Nagoya in the Dai Nagoya building in the Nagoya city Nagoya station area. The festa is held from the 16th to the 18th on the 10th-11th floor in the Dai Nagoya building, and there are tea seminars, sweets making, drinking comparison section etc. Admission, tasting in a drinking comparison section, etc. are free (some reservations priority).

The event is held in Housing Design Cente Nagoya (HDC Nagoya) on the 10th and 11th floor of Dai Nagoya Building.

It is an opportunity to enjoy ‘Wa Kocha’, the Japanese Black tea of Miyazakien and Sencha Tea etc. in Nagoya city. We welcome everyone.

Miyama Zakien 6th tea master,  Atsushi UMEMURA

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The full moon seen from the tea plantation of Miyazakien in September

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The weather forecast predicted a rain probability of 60%, but yesterday which I was planning for a full moon tea ceremony on, although the clouds were spreading, it had been a night somehow we could see the full moon.

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太陽のように明るく輝く満月の月の出

The picture here is the appearance of the moon watching  from the full moon tea ceremony stage in the tea field in front of the shop of the Miyazakien. Due to the setting of the performance and shooting conditions of old camera we used, but indeed, there is brightness like daytime.


   The tea ceremony has been postponed, but since it is a big opportunity, we have confirmed various things such as the brightness of the full moon and the condition of the lighting. Without lighting, evening fields are so dark. There are soils, stones, tea trees, etc. Truly, it seems a little unsafe if someone walk around the field without any light. And also there were some mosquitos (we hope they will be few in October …), it may be cool or even cold at night in October,  so long-sleeved shirts and pants looks good. Heels are dangerous, so we’d like to ask for easy walking shoes.


20170906満月の夜(店の前から月の出を見る)   The picture on the right is from the front of our store. After checking the moon out at the stage of the field, turning on the lights and going into the field, moving around the field, walking down the field and coming in front of the shop was just the moon out. After all, after watching the appearance of the moon on the stage of the tea plantation, it goes down and has passed for more than 30 minutes before checking out the moon in front of the shop. The mountain is getting closer to that extent, which means that there is a difference in the height of the field. It is unique to the tea plantation in the middle mountain area.

Either way, we will show you when the due date approaches. Everyone, please look forward to the ceremony.

東MAXさんも参加した満月紅茶茶摘〜月夜編〜

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[Notice] The date of our Full Moon Tea Event will be postponed to 6th October

Unfortunately, we are forecasting unseasonable weather on 6th September, so we will postpone holding the full moon tea ceremony on 6th October. We are informing it to those who applied for participation.

Fullmoon tea ceremony will come soon

The full moon tea ceremony is about two weeks away. Although I’d like to say, preparation is going well, Obon holiday was quickly finished preparing for organic certification, and was forced to weed out last weekend.

Yesterday we finally got a prospect of lighting, the performers came last week, talking about various preparations.

 

This is second year to have the full moon tea ceremony. The leaf you picj in this event will be used for making the Japanese black tea, Wa Kocha. In developing Wa Kocha, we tried various fermentation of various tea leaves of various periods in various ways and how the taste and scent change. As a result, what we found interestingly was using the second crop of the native species “Hongu”, it was the best to make the present tea.

Native species are weaker compared to recent tree species due to yield and disease resistance, so tea farmers who produce tea leaves and deliver them in large quantities are almost switching to such a recently developed tea tree. However, in the Miyazakien, it happened to include various species of trees, including the native species field, we were able to experiment with various kinds of trees, and now we are still improving.

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Do you know what it is?  You may say it seems it is kind of fruit.  Right. This is a seed of Japanese tea.


When ripening, the shell cracks naturally, and the fruit of tea jumps out.


The condition of this tea fruit was the basis of the map symbol of the tea plantation in Japan. We often see them on the tea field, and we often see it staying on the tree of the tea.

There may be encounters with the full moon tea ceremony held in our tea plantations.

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Meeting of the full moon tea ceremony

Today, we had a meeting of the full moon tea ceremony held on 6th September.

 

As the name suggests, the full moon tea ceremony is an event where tea ceremonies are held at the tea plantation of the Miyazakien, on the evening of the full moon when the moon, the earth and the sun line up in line. You can experience tea picking in the tea field or have tea at the full moon tea ceremony stage. In addition, performance of the erhu, the koto and the violin participate with the ceremony. You can also appreciate the dim sum of the restaurant “Ichimasu”.

It will soon become quorum. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible!

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[Notice] The full moon tea ceremony (Postscript: We will postpone it to 6th October)

[Additional note 2] Unfortunately, 6th September we are forecasting unseasonable weather, so we will postpone holding the full moon tea ceremony on 6th October. We are informing it to those who applied for participation.

[Additional notes] 26th August, 2017,  The application was closed due to application reached its capacity. Thank you everybody. Let’s meet at the full moon tea ceremony stage.

In Japan, Bon Festival holiday has started. Miyazakien is busy for welcoming many tourists at our shop.

Well, this year the full moon tea ceremony season will come soon. We will havA tea ceremony while picking tea on a full moon night. On the full moon night on the coming 6th September, we will hold a full moon tea ceremony organized by Sencha Kokura.

As the capacity is 50 people, please apply as soon as possible. Please download this flyer, fill in the necessary matter, and send it by FAX. The personal information such as your name and address will be used for contact from Miyazakien on this event.

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2017年9月6日煎茶薫風流 満月茶会パンフレット

In addition, during the Bon Fest holidays, the Miyazakien is open as usual except on Thursdays of regular holidays. We are now preparing pinch hitter products such as shaved ice until the raw material of soft cream arrives. Of course tea items such as Sencha Tea, Hojicha Tea, Green Tea etc. can also be bought at the store.

We are waiting for everyone.

 

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Modern Korean correspondents has come to Miyazakien

The other day, the modern Korean correspondents coming to Japan from Korea visited Miyazakien and experienced tea picking.

In Okazaki they were touched upon the history of Tokugawa Ieyasu and the Korean correspondent in the Edo period, and they also enjoyed interacting with local high school students. Ms Naoko JIN, the representative director of NPO Bridge for Peace, presided over by the West Mikawa version of the Chunichi Shinbun on 11th August, that this international exchange activity is being reported.

 

It was a very meaningful opportunity for Miyazakien to be able to play the part of international friendship activity. Thank you very much for everyone involved.

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[Notice] Tea and beer collaboration, “wacochan” at the world big beer museum in Nagoya Building from 8/14

The beer wacochan using the Japanese black tea, “wa kocha” of  Miyazakien is offered from 14th to 20th of August at the world beer museum Nagoya Building Store‘s “World Beer Museum Summer Beer Fair”.

This slightly different beer, “wacochan”, was born from “Nagoya Morning College”, a place for students to learn with the concept of supporting the attractive “people” of the area.

As raw materials of wacochan, not only Miyazakien’s wakocha tea but also the MIU tomato, mini tomato of the farmer “Iida Nouen”, who also received the certification of the 6th industrialization is used. So you can enjoy the fragrance and flavour of tomato and tea.

Mr. Iida sells his MIU tomatoes and MIU tomato juice at the famous department store and his own direct sales place. In this month, you may see him from August 23 to August 29 at the Weekly Spot of JR Nagoya Takashimaya Basement 2F.

I heard that in Taiwan drinks combining beer and tomato are popular, but what kind of merchandise is the combination of tea and tomato and beer? I am curious. I am looking forward to next week’s big Nagoya building!