Tea that contains more than 500bq/kg radioactive substances is restricted for distribution in Japan. So, tea sold on the market is basically safe. However, as I introduced on the previous post, there were two special cases of defects on the inspection in June.
Some of you might want to know tea producing regions far from Fukushima. Listed prefectures are top ten producing regions (except Shizuoka) and I have not heard about any contaminated tea from the areas.
2. Kagoshima (Ei, Chiran, Makurazaki, Ariake)
3. Mie (Ise, Mizusawa, Suzuka, Kameyama, Iga)
4. Miyazaki (Miyakonojo)
5. Kyoto (Uji, Ayabe, Ryotan, Wazuka)
6. Nara (Yamato, Tukigase, Yamazoe)
7. Saga (Ureshino, Karatsu)
8. Kumamoto (Yabe, Izumi, Sagara, Kahoku)
9. Aichi (Nishio, Toyota, Shinsiro)
10. Nagasaki (Ureshino, Sonogi, Sechibaru, Goto)
Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake at Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (English) go to >>> http://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/topics/2011eq/index.html
My past entries about the radiation and tea