Tea Garden in Osaka Castle 2

There is a small tea garden in Osaka castle as I posted before; 

The other day, I joined the group who take care of them. After weeding, we helped prune and skiff this time so that the new buds will come out nicely in spring.

These shears are really heavy. We only worked for a couple of hours, but my arms were so sore:-(

After that, fertilize and water....

These tea were originally planted as one of the plants and flowers in the garden, not as tea production. Unfortunately, they had not been taken care of for long time, and there are still so many flowers and seeds, which is the sign for the trees to be about to die. 

Even so, I can see that they are bigger and healthier than last time. I am sure they will be fine. Keep growing, tea!