Japanese Tea

Our Japanese Tea is Produced in the Following Areas.


Gyokuro

Kyoto Uji Shirakawa Gyokuro

Shirakawa is the only area which grows tea exclusively for Gyokuro in Uji, Kyoto while most of other tea farms are meant for the ingrediants for Matcha. The Byodoin temple, one of the world heritage sites, is also at the foot of Shirakawa.

Kyoto Pref., Uji city, Shirakawa Agaritani
Cultivar:Samidori

Kyoto Ujitawara Gyokuro

Ujitawara is one of the most historical tea production areas with roughly a 800 year history. Tea production would have probably bagun when Zen Buddhist priest Eisai brought in tea seeds to Japan from the main land China.

Kyoto Pref., Tsuduki county, Ujitawara town, Tachikawa
Cultivar:Samidori

Kyoto Pref., Tsuduki county, Ujitawara town, Netatsuji
Cultivar:Ujihikari

Kyoto Ninokuni Gyokuro

Ninokuni originally indicates middle and North part of Kyoto Pref. As far as tea cultivation is concerned, it is the area alongside the Yura river in Fukuchiyama city, Ayabe city and Maizuru city. Yura river is so clean to be inhabited by sweetfish.

Kyoto Pref., Fukuchiyama city
Cultivar:Hoshun

Shizuoka Hon.yama Gyokuro

Hon.yama is a renowned tea cultivation area in Shizuoka Pref. This particular tea farm is in a small and quiet community of only ten houses or so. Average daylight hours per day are around 5-6 hours since it is in the valley, which allows tea trees grow steadily with great tastefulness. 

Shizuoka Pref., Shizuoka city, Aoi ward, Nishimata 
Cultivar:Yabukita

Fukuoka Okuyame Hoshino Gyokuro

Hoshino village is one of the most beautiful villages in Japan. Tea farm and terraced rice fields are side by side creating a facinatingly harmonious landscape on a slope strengthened by masonry. Tea farms are scattered in the basin of the Hoshino river.

Fukuoka Pref., Yame city, Hoshino village, Nagao
CUltivar:Fujimidori・Native species


Matcha

Kyoto Uji Matcja 「Futo」

Futo is only comprised by Asahi cultivar which was selected among native species of Uji, Kyoto. Asahi cultivar is said to be most suited for Matcha. Futo has mellowness and depth in flavor since tea leaves are picked when leaves have grown maturely. Meant for Koicha or thick Matcha.

Kyoto Pref., Uji city, Myoraku
Cultivar:Asahi

Kyoto Uji Matcha 「Nikko」

Nikko is suitable for Usucha or light Matcha comprised by cultivars selected in Uji, Kyoto. Sweetness and astringency are all harmonious in the mouth. Thorough whipping and stirring with a tea whisk makes texture soft and smooth.

Kyoto Pref., Uji city
Cultivar:Asahi・Samidori,etc.


Sencha

Shizuoka Hon.yama Sencha

Hon.yama is a renowned tea cultivation area in Shizuoka Pref. This particular tea farm is located on a steep slope around the mountaintop with the aim to be released from any pesticide from adjacent farms. The farm allows a view over the Mt. Fuji.

Shizuoka Pref., Shizuoka city, Aoi ward, Nishimata
Cultivar:N-15・Yumewakaba

Shizuoka Hon.yama Sencha

Hon.yama is a renowned tea cultivation area in Shizuoka Pref. This particular tea farm is located very close to Warashina river. The upper stream of this farm is well-known as the place where tea tree seeds were firstly sawed in Shizuoka about 800 years ago.

Shizuoka Pref., Shizuoka city, Aoi ward, Kozeto
Cultivar:Koju

Kyoto Dohsenboh Sencha

Dohsenboh is located on the Southern end of Kyoto Pref. It is in the mountaneous area surrounded by several historical tea cultivation areas such as Asamiya of Shiga Pref., Tsukigase of Nara Pref. and Watsuka of Kyoto Pref.

Kyoto Pref., Minamiuamashiro village, Dohsenboh
Cultivar:Yabukita

Tokushima Aruse Sencha

Aruse is on the Western end of Tokushima Pref. This particular tea farm is on the steep slope looking down the Yoshino river which is famous for river fishing and rafting. Tea trees of native species are nearly 100 years old. Hand-picked or tea scissors picked.

Tokushima Pref., Miyoshi city, Nishiiya Yamamura Aruse
Cultivar:Native species

Ehime Shingu Sencha

Shingu is on the Eastern end of Ehime Pref. Tea farm is alongside the beautiful stream and the narrow path which runs in the south-north direction. Quiet and tranquil community sandwiched by gentle mountain ridges.

Ehime Pref., Shikokuchuo city, Shingu town, Umatate
Cultivar:Asatsuyu

Kohchi Sagawa Sencha

Kohchi Pref. - the highest tea producer among Shikoku and Chugoku districes- has three great rivers called Yoshino, Shimanto and Niyodo. All are well known for their cleanliness and grandeur. This particular tea farm is located near the middle basin of Niyodo river.

Kohchi Pref., Takaoka county, Sagawa town
Cultivar:Native species・Sofu

Fukuoka Hoshino Sencha

Hoshino village is one of the most beautiful villages in Japan. Tea farm and terraced rice fields are side by side creating a facinatingly harmonious landscape on a slope strengthened by masonry. This particular tea farm is at an altitude of 500m, which is preciously high.

Fukuoka Pref., Yame city Hoshiono village
Cultivar:Okumidori


Kamairicha----Unlike Sencha which is steamed to stop oxidation, Kamairicha is using the Chinese method and is heated in a kind of wok

Ohita Ohta Kamairicha

Ohta is situated between Ohita city and Takeda city which is well known for pure spring water. This particular tea farm is on a slope whose gentle gradient seems as if that was the site for paragliding. Far ahead of the tea farm is the magnificence of Mt. Kokonoe.

Ohita Pref., Oita city, Ohta
Cultivar:Yabukita


Kiyokacha---Lightly oxidized green tea

Ibaragi Sashima kiyokacha

Sashima is the county located almost in the center of Kanto Plain, sandwiched between the Tone river and the Kinu river whose saurce is Nikko mountain range. Inland climate of severe summer heat and winter cilliness helps growing thick and large leaves, suited for semi-oxidized tea.

Ibaragi Pref., Sasima county, Sakai town
Cultivar:Izumi・Qing xing wo long

Shizuoka Hon.yama Kiyokacha

Hon.yama is a renowned tea cultivation area in Shizuoka Pref. This particular tea farm is located close to Warashina river. The upper stream of this farm is well-known as the place where tea tree seeds were firstly sawed in Shizuoka about 800 years ago.

Shizuoka Pref., Shizuoka city, Aoi ward, Kozeto
Cultivar:Inzatsu131Seedlings・Izumi

Shizuoka Morokozawa Kiyokacha

Morokozawa is near the tributary of Warashina river. Far front of this tea farm is another mountain ridge whose further footside flows the renowned Ooi river. One more thing to feature is the spring water right next to this particular tea farm. Needless to say, it is fabulously suitable for making tea.

Shizuoka Pref., Shizuoka city, Aoi ward, Morokozawa
Cultivar:Satohwase・Kanayamidori

Shizuoka Kawane Kiyokacha

Kawane is the well known tea cultivation area in Shizuoka Pref. looking down the noted Ooi river. Isolated from the hustle and bustle of a city, tea trees can even hear the whistle of Ooi SL railway which runs along Ooi river.

Shizuoka Pref., Kawanehonmachi town
Cultivar:Original

Gifu Kasuga Kiyokacha

Kasuga is located on the Western end of of Gifu Pref. The whole village is dedicated to tea cultivation. The distinctive aroma of Kasuga tea is already highly valued. Still it is very rare to find tea which consists of leaves only from Kasuga. Please feel the uniqueness of our Kasuga tea.

Gifu Pref., Ibi county, Ibigawa town, Kasuga
Cultivar:Native species

Nara Tsukigase Kiyokacha

Tsukigase is situated close to various tea cultivation areas such as Watsuka, Dohsenbo, Ujitawara and Asamiya. Tea farmers of our Tsukigase tea have been aware of the importance of pesticide-free and no-fertilizer cultivation for over 30 years.

Nara Pref., Nara city Tsukigase
Cultivar:Saemidori

Miyazaki Takachiho Kiyokacha

Takachiho town has verious sites which are strongly connected to Japanese myth. Its wave-like geographical features allow people to imagine many gods and godesses still breathe here and there. This particular tea is neither oolong tea nor black tea. It floats in between.

Kumamoto Pref. Nishiusuki county, Takachiho town, Ueno
Cultivar:Benifuki


Japanese Black Tea

Shizuoka Kikukawa Black Tea

Tea leaves for Kikukawa black tea are cultivated in a quiet community of Yaizu city. Before, there lived many tea farmers, nowadays most of them have stoppped tea cultivation. This tea farm of Kikukawa black tea is almost like a living witness.

Shizuoka Pref., Yaizu city
Cultivar:Benifuki

Gifu Kasuga Black Tea

Kasuga is located on the Western end of of Gifu Pref. The whole village is dedicated to tea cultivation. The distinctive aroma of Kasuga tea is already highly valued. Still it is very rare to find tea which consists of tea only from Kasuga. Please feel the uniqueness of our Kasuga tea.

Gifu Pref., Ibi county, Ibigawa town, Kasuga
Cultivar:Native Species

Aichi Toyohashi Black Tea

Kojima town of Toyohashi city is facing the Pacific Ocean. This tea farm is on a vast streach of flat country. The farmers also grow herbal plants and nuts and vegetables. All are free from any pesticide. They are also reducing the usage of fertilizer year by year.

Aichi Pref., Toyohashi city, Kojima town
Cultivar:Benifuki

Nara Tsukigase Black Tea

Tsukigase is situated close to various tea cultivation areas such as Watsuka, Dohsenbo, Ujitawara and Asamiya. Tea farmers of our Tsukigase tea have been aware of the importance of pesticide-free and no-fertilizer cultivation for over 30 years.

Nara Pref., Nara city, Tsukigase
Cultivar:Benihikari


Hojicha

Shizuoka Morokozawa Kuki Hojicha

Morokozawa is near the tributary of Warashina river. Far front of this tea farm is another mountain ridge whose further footside flows the renowned Ooi river. One more thing to feature is the spring water right next to this particular tea farm. Needless to say, it is fabulously suitable for making tea.

Shizuoka Pref., Shizuoka city, Aoi ward, Morokozawa
Cultivar:Kanayamidori,etc.

Light Roast "Tachibana"

Picked in spring, slightly pungent aroma, refreshing taste

Deep Roast "Tsubaki"

Picked in autumn and winter, sweet aroma, coffee-like taste


Every tea can be tasted. Tasting time is 10:00-13:00.
Dripbag for tea is available as well. We welcome any enquiries.

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