Shincha / First Flush Tea
Tomorrow is “Hachi-ju Hachi-ya” (=88th night).
It is the 88th day counting from Risshun (the 1st day of spring in Chinese calendar), and the picking and trading of this year’s tea is at its peak.
In Japan, there is a custom of sending shincha (freshly brewed tea) to the loved ones, as it is said that consuming the first tea of the season extends one’s life span by 75 days.
Praying for good luck with the new team, we would like to sharing with you the images of a tea garden in the northern part of Shizuoka City.
88夜の茶園 (3).jpg  88夜の茶園 (1).jpg