- Category: Tea Growing Areas of Asia
- Published: Wednesday, 21 March 2007 00:00
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Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture is on the central eastern coast facing the Pacific Ocean. The name Shizuoka translates as "Tranquil Hills." The area provides a pristine cultivating area for tea because of its adequate rainfall and thick fog. Tea has been produced in this region for more than 800 years.