Our tea is only the highest quality organic tea direct from Uji, Japan. It is sent fresh from the top quality growers in Uji and monitored for taste and freshness by one of Kyoto's leading tea experts. The officers and directors of Ito Green Tea are all masters of the Japanese Tea Ceremony and have spent decades living in Kyoto and teaching tea at the University level. We guarantee that you will only be sold 100% fresh organic Japanese green tea from Uji. It will not be mixed with less expensive teas from other areas of Japan or China.