Shizuoka, JapanWikipedia: Shizuoka_Prefecture | Official Government Website: www.pref.shizuoka.jp/a_foreign/english
Updated: Sep. 16, 2013
About Shizuoka, Japan
Shizuoka is the largest major tea-producing region in Japan. According to ITO EN, this Shizuoka produces about 40% of the country's tea. Of the three major tea-producing regions of Japan, Shizuoka is closest to the 2011 nuclear meltdowns, and there have been isolated cases of tea from the Honyama region of Shizuoka testing higher than the legal limit for radiation. Shizuoka prefecture and the minister of agriculture have insisted on carrying out radiation testing of tea from this region in order to minimize fears about the possible contamination of tea from this area.
Shizuoka is home to the Ashikubo valley and Makinohara Plateau.
1. Tea-Growing Regions | ITO EN LTD., Retrieved Jan. 18, 2010.
2. Japan’s green tea contaminated with radiation above permitted level , TruthDive, June 10, 2011.
Styles of Tea Produced in Shizuoka, Japan
This is a selection, not an exhaustive listing, of the styles of tea most commonly produced in Shizuoka, Japan.
Best Shizuoka Teas
The notion of the "best" Shizuoka teas is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas produced in Shizuoka, Japan, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.