About the producer
Moriuchi-san is a 9th generation tea farmer that grows, picks, and steams her teas entirely in-house, a rarity in today’s increasingly commoditized tea industry. Her family has been producing tea since the Edo Period (1603-1868) and today is run by her and her husband, with seasonal harvest help by her obaa-chan (an affectionate term for grandmothers). She takes pride in her self-mixed fertilizers, which are primarily composed of organic rapeseed and fish meal. She attributes this fertilization to the refreshing quality of her teas. She has won numerous awards, including 2nd place at the National Tea Fair for 8 consecutive years in the “4kg” category.