Ryogo-uchi, is known to be one of Shizuoka Prefecture's premium tea growing areas. The yellow-green tea fields in the steep valleys are a source of good-quality teas. The leaves reputedly benefit from the seas of clouds that appear and envelop the fields in the early morning, softening the sunlight.
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