Beautiful mountain fields at 670m elevation in the top growing region of Kirishima near Mt. Karakuni (1,700m). Kirishima is named for its fog (霧 "kiri"), which reduces UV light and naturally shades the tea plants, thus promoting the production of an umami flavour (natural kabuse).
Few tea farms exist in this idyllic region, making it an ideal location for organic cultivation. With fewer farms nearby, the risk of contamination from pesticide drift is reduced. The tea field has been certified organic since 2006 and consists of an easily monitored and managed 16ha of land.
This tea is exclusively sourced from the above mentioned tea farm in Makizono. Sourced directly from the tea farmer.