Also, our artisanal growers use only locally made materials in the fields, so there is no risk at all of contamination through that route, either.
In addition, the disasters have not disrupted the growers' tea estate operations in any way.
If anything, there could be an increased demand for their tea, precisely because it is far enough from the Sendai region (whereas the well-known Shizuoka region is relatively close) to have escaped both contamination and infrastructure disruption. We do not, however, foresee any shortages just yet.
Thank you for your concern, everyone.
The water wheel at Asobo no Sato, in Minami Aso.
Another shot of beautiful Minamiaso ("South Aso").
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