Asamiya is the district that belongs to Shigaraki town. The tea produced in Asamiya is very rich and full-bodied in taste, this is very rare in Japanese green tea. The reason why tea produced in Asamiya gives full-bodied taste is because of the soil condition. In Japan, Shigaraki is one of the 6 famous kilns. The clay in Shigaraki is rich in alkaline minerals such as potassium and calcium. The Shigaraki clay is used for making various types of tea ware throughout the history.
Aracha (crude tea), is a tea that has been processed but not sorted yet. The stems and the leaves together produce a very unique and full-bodied taste.