The ‘Tea for Peace’ event team traveled with Tea to photo Miyazaki Sabo tea farm in Kyushu to capture the essence of harvest season.

Words by Ai Hasegawa
Images by Sherry Zheng

Overcoming the long, cold winter, vegetation reaches for the sun all together, welcoming the long-awaited spring.
They breathe in the fresh spring air, as if stretching their backs that bent under the weight of the snow.
Spring tea fields are beautiful and filled with energy.
The tea sprouts that sway gently in the warm breeze, are picked while still tender.
Then, they are served to us in a cup, to remind us of the change in seasons.
Looking down at the glistening tea in our cups, we remember to look up towards the year ahead.