|  10.31.2019  |  By admin

Masa Yamamoto

Masa Yamamoto learned the intricacies of tea harvesting at an early age from his father and grandfather, still keeping to traditional methods such as producing handmade fertilizer. He believes that the soil determines the quality of the organic tea, which can not be mass produced. Shizuoka has the best environment in Japan for growing tea, hence 40% of all Japanese teas are made in Shizuoka. Shimada City is especially known for it’s long history of producing high quality tea since the 1500’s.

Mr. Yamamoto’s favorite tea is a cup of Gyokuro that is freshly harvested in Spring. In his free time, he also enjoys growing his own fresh vegetables in his garden.