In 2011 an energy accident occurred at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. This catastrophic event led to three nuclear meltdowns and the release of significant amounts of radioactive materials into the environment. In the aftermath of this disaster, the Japanese government has been conducting regular testing of  Japanese tea, to monitor radiation levels and ensure public safety.

Following the first year after the Fukushima disaster, several prefectures near the affected area reported elevated levels of radiation in their agricultural products. According to Green Tea Guide, these included Fukushima, Chiba, Gunma, Ibaraki, Shizuoka, Tochigi, Tokyo, and Kanagawa. However, teas from regions in western Japan such as Uji, Kyoto were consistently found to be free from radiation contamination. This encompassed prefectures like Kagoshima, and Miyazaki. 

Fortunately, all Matcha Konomi matcha varieties are coming from Kyoto, Kagoshima, and Miyazaki prefectures. 

Additionally, Matcha Konomi is regularly testing our matcha varieties. 

Please view our most up to date testing reports below.