The recent disaster in Japan has prompted a lot of concern from tea drinkers.  First, rest assured that all our Japanese teas are safe.  Our tea was harvested and shipped prior to the tsunami.  While there have been several countries banning the import of Japanese teas, virtually all Japanese teas are grown much, much farther to the south, outside the radiation zone.  Foods are being tested at the source and any contaminated items are prevented from being exported.  As the green tea harvest is only just starting, we don’t know what impact recent events will have on the supply/demand for this tea.  We will certainly keep you updated.