Healthy roots grow healthy leaves. September 2022, the typhoon hit Japan with unprecedented speed of wind and amount of rain, from Kagoshima on the southern island to Shizuoka on the main island. Thank you for your thoughtfulness as I received emails from those who are concerned. I heard back from my organic tea farmer friends, both Kagoshima and Shizuoka. Interestingly, both of them said the same thing, “Organic cultivation was the key to the survival of the tea plants—as the soil was properly taken care of and the roots were strong, the tea field was safe from the typhoon.”
Organic cultivation makes soft and nourishing soil, in which the roots grow deeply and broadly. In their area, conventional tea fields received so much damage—some tea plants fell or came off from the ground with gusting wind and pouring rain. However, both of our organic tea fields survived, with little damage. Hooray!
Concern turned into a big relief and a great testament to our healthful tea!