"Famous tea is usually produced in high altitude areas."
Our tea plantation is in Yamato-Cho, Kumamoto Prefecture. Yamato-Cho is located between the altitude of 200 to 1700 meters. The living areas are somewhere between the altitude of 200 to 900 meters and it is categorized as highland semi-cool area. High altitude areas are known for a temperature difference between day and night, which makes them a perfect region for sweet and strong flavored tea. For that reason, famous teas such as Darjeeling, Uva, Keemun are all grown in highland areas. For Chinese teas, it is said the higher the altitude, the higher the tea price. Our tea plantation is located the south of Mount. Aso, with big temperature difference between day and night. Our tea has received favorable feedback as a high-quality product.
"Thick fogged areas produce good tea"
In Japan, it has been said that “Deepest fog produces high quality tea.” Our tea plantation is surrounded by three deep valleys. Thick fog often occurs in spring. This spring fog creates “a natural curtain that cuts UV” for tea leaf. If tea leaf was exposed to a lot of UV, it produces “Canechin” that creates bitterness. On the other hand, if tea leaf was not exposed to UV, it produces “Teanin” that creates sweetness. Our tea plantation is ideal for producing sweat and strong flavored tea.
"Living with the Nature"
The higher the altitude, the lower the temperature, which creates less pests. As a result, we have been successful in tea production without any pesticides. Also, our tea plantations have spread across 10 different altitudes. In addition, we have more than 20 different kind of tea for you to choose from. The main reason for that is to minimize pest occurrence. At the same time, that adds more variations to choose. To continue with organic cultivation, we manage our plantation daily. We use oil meal, fish meal and rice bran to fertilize our tea. We have never used artificial fertilizer. We have never used weed killer. All our work is done by hand. As a result, we are unable to mass produce our tea. We produce as much as we can manage. We hope you enjoy our tea, and our policy is to produce the tea that is ‘friendly to both people and nature.’ Our goal is to create tea that can grow together with nature.