Hand-rolling the tea leaves the traditional way

Hand-rolling the tea leaves the traditional way

Towards the end of our Japan trip we had the opportunity to take photos at a big tea plantation and tea production near Fuji City and Mt. Fuji. The operation is big and automated. CEO Mohei of Mohei Tea also preserves the tradition of crafting tea by hand, which results in a different taste. In the morning they hand-plucked 1.2 kg of tea leaves. Then they steamed the leaves for 40 sec in a wooden bamboo basket, followed by hand-rolling the leaves for 5 hours over a slightly warm washi plate. The result is high quality green tea, a lot of work for 200 grams of tea. They currently run a Kickstarter project, you can support their cause: bit.ly/moheitea

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Posted by PeterThoeny on 2023-07-12 07:31:05

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