The tea field is located in the top terroir of Makizono in a protected valley approximately 180-250m above sea level in the mountains of idyllic Kirishima in Kagoshima, the southernmost prefecture of Japan. The combination of the mild, subtropical Kagoshima climate and the colder mountainous terrain of Makizono provide the perfect bracing climate for the cultivation of this refined green tea. The dark koruboku / Andosol (volcanic) soil is nutritious and rich in humus with a large proportion of mineral volcanic ash. The tea field has been certified organic since 1994. Only the buds and first 2 leaves are machine-harvested for the production of this tea.
This tea is exclusively sourced from the above mentioned tea farm in Makizono. Sourced directly from the tea farmer.