Eighty-eighth night, summer is approaching~

Today is May 2nd, the eighty-eighth day counting from the first day of spring according to the lunar calendar. !

Unfortunately, the weather this year is unfavorable, but there is no doubt that this time of year is the best season for tea.

Today, a cute 3rd grade elementary school student came to the store with her mother, saying, "I want to drink new tea because it's the 88th night!"

It was like I sang "Chatsukuri" at school. I am very happy.

I told them, ``The tea we are picking today will be made into tea by the farmers,'' and asked them to buy the tea that was closest to the picking date.

By all means, everyone, now is the season for tea, so let's drink tea! !

You can live 75 days longer! !

Please refer to the following, "It's a story about tea that you can know and benefit from" described in the new tea information.

From mid-April to early May, when cherry blossoms arrive from all over the country and the season is about to begin, tea plantations across the country are bathed in abundant sunlight, and new tea leaves sprout all at once.

Just as there is a song called ``Chatsumi,'' which says ``Summer is approaching, the 88th night,'' the eighty-eighth day after the first day of spring is called ``88th night.'' It will be the time of "season".

Tea picked during this period (approximately two to three weeks from mid-April in Kagoshima, from around April 20 to around May 10 in Shizuoka, depending on the weather of the year) is called shincha. (Ichibancha)", this tea will be stored and sold for one year. Some of our customers say, ``New tea has only a scent and no taste. This is because more than 50% of the annual tea is picked during this new tea season, and tea shops sell it throughout the year. In other words, the new tea season is when the tea is the freshest. Freshness is very important for tea, just like meat and fish. Please drink fresh new tea in the new tea season.