It’s not easy growing green tea. Some nights, Will Leckey sleeps in a swag next to his crop to check his sprinkler system is working properly. They’re usually the coldest nights of the year, as frost can ruin his whole crop.
Leckey’s farm is in north-east Victoria, which is at the same latitude as the tea-growing region in Japan. Initally, growing green tea in Australia was a risky experiment. Leckey didn’t know if all the time and effort he ploughed into it would pay off, but he now produces a green tea of consistent quality each harvest under the Two Rivers Green Tea label.
Watch the video above for the story behind Leckey’s farm and the pride he takes in his crops.
This video is produced in partnership with Asahi Super Dry.