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Mie, Japan

Wikipedia: Mie_Prefecture | Official Government Website: 
Updated: Dec. 19, 2016 

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About Mie, Japan | Styles of Tea Produced in Mie, Japan

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About Mie, Japan

Tea Plantation in Suizawacho, Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, © H Okano, CC BY 3.0.
Mie (三重県) is a prefecture in Japan, located on the southern coast of Honshu, the largest island of Japan. Mie is bordered by Nara to the west, and shares small portions of its border with Aichi to the east, and Kyoto to the northwest. Mie is largely forested, but has a substantial amount of agriculture as well. The climate in Mie is moderate with cool winters and warm summers, and has high rainfall, seasonally distributed with more rain tending to fall in the summer months and less in the winter.

Mie is one of the most important tea growing regions of Japan, the other two being Shizuoka and Kagoshima. Mie has a long history of tea cultivation, and, according to ITO EN, ranks third among prefectures in the amount of commercial tea production.[1]


1. Tea-Growing Regions | ITO EN LTD., Retrieved Jan. 18, 2010.

Styles of Tea Produced in Mie, Japan

This is a selection, not an exhaustive listing, of the styles of tea most commonly produced in Mie, Japan.