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Name: Hojicha Roasted Green Tea
Japanese name: ほうじ茶
Ingredients: 100% Shizuoka-grown green tea leaves (roasted)
Cultivation & Production Notes: Grown pesticide free. Fertilized with organic compost. Roasted for a light smoky flavor.
Region: Fujieda, Shizuoka
Vendor type: Family-operated farm cooperative.
Producer: Toshiaki Kinezuka, President, Hito to No, Shizen wo Tsunagu Kai (NaturaliTea)
NaturaliTea is a private cooperative of farmers managed by the Kinezuka family, whose own tea fields produce over 20% of the cooperative's teas. Based in the hills of Fujieda, Shizuoka, the cooperative was established nearly 40 years ago by Toshiaki Kinezuka. Farmers in the cooperative develop techniques together to grow tea, rice, and vegetables without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.