Isolation and began trading with Western countries at the time, tea was an important export item behind the silk. Major export destinations in the United States, many fans in Japan tea lakes around the city and on the West Coast, along with tea and coffee, enjoyed or did so. Partly due to export demand boosted Uji and Shizuoka, tea production rose, morning, Palace, tsuchiyama proceeded also the introduction of tea processing technology. Soon rolling "den Guri", to manufacturing your own invention to descend, we will establish a position as Japan's leading tea-producing Shizuoka.
However, must be carried to Yokohama port to port (open ports) and foreign trade at the time, was ordained three ports of Yokohama, Kobe, Nagasaki and can also handle the tea is limited to five ports in the nation, from Shizuoka products abroad to send out, did.
Also, it sells trading company of brokers or wholesalers and sells tea to foreign producers have said the "foreign" actually said "exports" foreign trade company, was responsible for exports to, and at the end, or the strong adverse trading short-term gains for adulteration still shipping tea to the trust does not stabilize prices, plus the expensive cost of transportation to the port of Yokohama and brought to the production income was subtle. Against this background, increases the opportunity to "direct export" in Shizuoka tea industry officials.