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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.