Sencha tea powder using only the 1st flush tea from Yakushima Japan.
This product is a tea cultivated in “Yakushima” an island in the southern part of the Japanese archipelago that is registered as a World Natural Heritage site.
In the whole year, we only use the first flush to make our easy to drink green tea powder. This green tea is organically cultivated and pesticide-free. Because tea trees are preferred by insects, it is difficult to cultivate completely without pesticide, and less than 5% of tea grown in Japan is completely pesticide-free.
Pesticide-free tea nurtured by the rich nature of Yakushima and the firm conviction of the grower.
Thirty-five years ago, three islanders cleared some of the cedar forest on Yakushima with their own hands to create their tea garden. Ever since then, we have continued cultivate tea organically and without any pesticide.
There are no other fields around from which pesticide might be blown on the tea. All the fields are JAS certified as organic. Yakushima’s rich and abundant nature and soil provide the optimum conditions for tea cultivation, and the growers firmly believe in pesticide-free farming.
No chemical fertilizers
We grow tea only with natural fertilizer friendly to man and earth, such as composted mountain grass, oil cake and fishmeal. No chemical fertilizer is used. We work hard to responsibly grow safe tea, weeding in the midsummer, removing the dead cedar and other leaves that are blown on to the tea field, and removing insects one by one whenever they appear.
No radioactive substances detected
Yakushima is an island south of Kyushu Japan. No radioactive substances have been detected in this green tea powder.