Keiko organic Japanese tea and sweet
Japan has a long tradition of shading tea bushes to increase their quality.
In the Kagoshima region of southern Japan with its still-active volcano “Sakurajima”, the tea bushes are grown in favourably located plantations and covered with special nets (Japanese: kabuse). The bushes are covered by hand and the nets allow about half of the sun’s rays to penetrate.
Cultivation in semi-shade most closely approximates the natural light in which the
wild tea bush grows. Semi-shaded tea contains larger quantities of active ingredients and has a particularly fresh and fragrant aroma.