Origin of Teas
Abundant & Fertile Land
Kyushu, in Japanese 九州, is the southernmost of the four main islands of the Japanese archipelago . About the size of the Netherlands, its southern location, along with a combination of flat and mountainous terrain, make it the perfect region to grow different types of tea. Spring arrives here first, which results in the first harvested teas coming from Kyushu.
Tea Place Deep Inside of the Mountains
Within Kyushu, there are many lush tea growing areas, e.g. Yame in Fukuoka prefecture, in the northern part. The flavor, body and aroma of the teas are highly influenced by the type of soil, climate as well as cultivation, harvesting, production and preparation techniques.
Besides that Kyushu is also a great place to live, based on my own experience of having lived there. Kyushu is rich in natural resources and the volcanic soils and unique inland climate in Yame make it possible to grow uniquely-flavored teas.
Both our leaf teas, Sencha and Hojicha, as well as our Matcha come from the Yame region. Our Hojicha tea is known for its deep, smoky, roasted flavour, while our Sencha tea is more bitter and astringent . The Matcha tends to be more sweet and umami-rich.
Experience it yourself.I invite you to enjoy teas and Matcha grown in a region with great soil and an ideal tea-growing climate.