The tea farm is located in the north of the picturesque Tanegashima Island, about 115km south of Kagoshima City. The warm, subtropical climate and the fresh sea breeze, which carries minerals and morning fog to the farm, ensure an ideal climate for the cultivation of early growing shincha cultivars. The tea field is perched at 223m elevation in the highest part of Banyamine, which is considered the top terroir on Tanegashima.
The tea farmer uses as few pesticides as possible. For the 1st and 2nd harvests (ichibancha and nibancha), no pesticides are used. The tea is only briefly steamed (asamushi) to best bring out the refreshing and slightly milky-sweet flavour of the tea.
This tea is sourced exclusively from the above-mentioned tea plantation in Tanegashima and is purchased directly from the farmer.