From tea to green tea. Steps towards abroad.
Tea production, one of the national policies at the time, was popular in Kagoshima during the Meiji era. It was the biggest exporter of tea in Japan. The warm weather and geographical traits made it the most suitable location for tea production. Up until the 1960s it was being exported to abroad, but from the 1970s it made the change from a tea production site to green tea production site. And today, the government and the people have come together to promote and spread green tea of Kagoshima to other parts of the world.