The tea farm is located by the sea in the top region of Chiran, Kagoshima, the southernmost prefecture of Japan. The terroir is flat, with very high sun exposure, and provides very fertile volcanic soil to the tea plants, as well as large amounts of valuable ash from the nearby Sakurajima volcano. The farm has been certified organic since 1998, and its unique fertiliser, which undergoes a three-year fermentation process, consists of a nutrient-rich blend of natural substances such as powdered bamboo and mineral-rich rock. To protect the tea leaves from the intense sunlight, they are shaded for approximately 7 days before harvesting. After the harvest, they are carefully washed to rinse away the ash. The leaves are rolled and dried using traditional machines made of high-quality bamboo, in which the tea farmer takes great pride.
This tea is sourced exclusively from the above-mentioned tea garden in Chiran and is purchased directly from the farmer.