Meet the Tea Farmer: Morihiko Yamamoto

Many of us love Japanese tea, from rich green matcha, to refreshing bright sencha, to warming roasty hojicha. But do you know where and how your tea is made?

Live Meet the Tea Farmer Events are a unique opportunity to meet the tea heroes, who put all their heart in making tea, and taste their tea while hearing their stories. By attending the event you will have a chance to learn how they started farming tea, what teas they produce and what philosophy guides them. Even more, you will receive 2 teas made by the tea farmer that you can brew at home during the event!

Our next guest is Morihiko Yamamoto – the 5rd generation tea farmer and the president of Samurai Tea Farm – a family tea farm located in the Makinohara region of Shizuoka Prefecture. Yamamoto-san also belongs so Katsumata Kaitaku Tea Cooperative. He is a very innovative tea farmer. On his own tea farm he focuses on oxidised teas like wakocha and oolongcha. At the cooperative he was also the one to start producing a new kind of tea – aromatic sencha. During the event you will be able to try two of Yamamoto-san’s teas: the new aromatic sencha and a unique roasted wakoucha.

*These events are interactive, and participants are more than welcome to engage with the tea farmers and ask questions. To keep the events personable, they are limited to 12 participants.


What: Meet the Tea Farmer: Morihiko Yamamoto

When: The event will be held twice at 11am-12:30pm and 5pm-6:30pm on 22 February (Japan time)

Language: English and Japanese


  • In Japan:
    • 4,500yen/person regular ticket
    • 4,000yen/person member ticket (Tea Fellow and Tea Catalyst)
  • Abroad:
    • 6,500yen/person regular ticket,
    • 6,000yen/person member ticket (Tea Fellow and Tea Catalyst)

*The ticket fee difference in Japan and abroad is due to the difference in the tea shipping costs.

What is included:

  • live event with a tea farmer over Zoom
  • 2 teas (aromatic sencha 50g and roasted wakocha 50g),
  • shipping fees

Registration: Click the button below to register for the event and you will receive further information on how to join the live event. Your place will be confirmed after the payment is received.


  • 30 days before the event – full refund, excluding transaction fees
  • Less than 30 days before the event  – no refund


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