Japanese tea is considered by many connoisseurs to be the finest in the world, and the best Japanese tea has traditionally been produced in the Uji River Valley along the old road between the ancient capitals of Nara and Kyoto. Hidden high up in the valley, far from the main road, lie remote, centuries-old tea plantations, the source of Haiku Organic Japanese Teas. These plantations follow an agricultural technique known in Japan as nature farming, rejecting animal manure as well as chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and fungicides. They apply only vegetable-quality compost to replenish the nutrients in their topsoil, while building soil vitality by maintaining a semi-wild natural environment. Weeding is kept to a minimum and each tea bush is allowed to grow according to its own individual energy pattern. Try Haiku Organic Japanese Teas and you will understand why true tea connoisseurs will drink nothing else.