Farm Visit: Nagasaki
Masatoshi Matsuo san grows award winning Tama Ryokucha on several plots of land in Nagasaki, just next door to Saga's famous tea town, Ureshino . Tama Ryokucha is a steamed green tea that is finished with a special rolling method that curls the tea leaf into a comma shape. The flavor can range from light and fruity to deep-green and full bodied. Matsuo san is famous for his whole hearted dedication to not only farming and making tea, but sharing his experience to the wider world. He was happy to host us and we were equally glad to learn about his tea, production methods and life philosophy. Keep an eye out for his new teas this Spring.