The Land of Tea (茶の国, Cha no Kuni) is a small country near the Land of Fire. Team Kakashi (minus Kakashi Hatake who was on another mission at the time) was sent here to guard Idate Morino during a race to settle the rivalry between the Wasabi family and the Wagarashi family. It consists of two separate islands, where the race occurred. It is unknown if this country has shinobi of their own as has ninja the participants of the race hired foreign shinobi for protection. One reason for being named the Land of Tea could be for its tea-houses, like the one Team 7 stopped at when they first met Idate.