Hagimura Seicha


Mie prefecture makes Kabusecha the most in Japan


Japanese tea (green tea) is made all over Japan, from Nigara to Okinawa, but Matcha (Tencha) is mainly made in limited areas, like Kyoto, Aichi, Mie, Shizuoka, and Fukuoka. Especially the most of “Kabuse-cha”, one of the ingredients of Tencha are made in Mie. Suizawa area in Yokkaichi city, Mie prefecture, where Hagimura Seicha is located, is very good place to make high-quality tea because it’s located at the base of Suzuka mountains, there is a lot of rain, has rich river-bed water and well-drained soil as it’s alluvial fan, foggy even in summer. Since 170 years ago people have made tea in this area.