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.
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.
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.