The Nakai family have some experience crafting exceptional tea. For over 350 years they have cultivated the hillside soils in Wazuka, Kyoto, where the foggy conditions help to create a distinctively aromatic and sweet tea.
Traditional farming techniques have, of course, always been organic but during 1950's, as was common around the world, modern agro-chemical methods were slowly adopted. It was in 1980, when Mr. Nakai attributed his health problems to pesticides, that he began traditional organic cultivation once again. Through persistence and experimentation, Nakai's tea gardens have developed a natural strength and hardiness able to produce about 70% of the yield of modern techniques. Mr Nakai hopes the health and happiness of organically grown tea spreads through the world.