Miyagi Prefecture was once a major tea production region with a summer climate similar to Shizuoka tea production regions (though colder in the winter). The last surviving tea field belongs to Sasaki-san who studied tea agriculture in the major tea production region of Kagoshima in the southernmost part of Japan’s main four islands. Tea Master Susumu Yabe who lives just south of Ishinomaki aids in the processing of the tea into fine sencha.
History & Info
Hiroshi Sasaki, Kashima Tea Garden (鹿島茶園)
Monou Town, Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, JAPAN
PRIMARY SALES ROUTE
Sasaki-san's products are post-processed and packaged by Atsushi Yabe, Yabe Tea (矢部園茶舗), 2-3 Kaigandori, Shiogama City, Miyagi Prefecture, JAPAN (Japanese site: yabe-en.com)