No, our producer has conducted extensive testing on every shipment.
Herbal Tea Direct fresh matcha comes from the renowned Kyoto region in Japan, where some of the country’s highest quality tea leaves are grown. Due to its idyllic climate, freshwater rivers and fertile soils, this region has been known for its tea cultivation ever since 1200s.
You may be concerned about the sourcing of our matcha since the tragic earthquake disaster in March 2011. The Kyoto region is over 600km South of Fukashima and, as well as undergoing strict testing by the Japanese Authorities before it leaves the country, our matcha is tested twice more before it reaches Australia.