Wakohen’s steamed green tea is made from the freshest tea leaves picked from their fields in Ōsumi, located in the eastern part of Kagoshima Prefecture. The leaves are carefully and diligently steamed to produce a tea with the highest quality color, richness and taste, which is then combined with yuzu to create a tea that balances vegetal green tea with tart, sweet citrus.
Wakohen’s story started about 70 years ago, when Hitoshi Horiguchi had the vision of growing tea on a small 1ha parcel of land. His son, Yasuhisa,helped to increase the number of tea gardens and factories, but noticed that chemicals were having a bad effect on nature and humans. After 10 years of research, he successfully created a machine he called the “Hurricane King” that uses water and high pressure winds, similar to a typhoon, to blow and wash away pests from the tea gardens. He also invented the “SL Steam Buster” which stops weeds from growing using high temperature steam. His passion has helped his tea farm grow to 130 ha while making Kagoshima the biggest tea production region of Japan.
Hitoshi’s grandson Daisuke is now continuing the story of the Horiguchi family having created a group of machines, some which are only used on Wakohen’s tea farms, to grow chemical-free tea. In a few years the 4th generation of the Horiguchi family will continue writing this tea story, of which you are now a part.
Suggested use:Combine one packet with 30ml of water. Mix thoroughly. Then add 200 cc of water (cold or hot). Adjust to desired strength.
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