"Tea is not but this.
First, you make the water boil,
Then infuse the tea.
Then you drink it properly.
That is all you need to know."

Sen no Rikyū (1522-1591)


Tea in Japan appeared in the 8th century thanks to Japanese monks who learned to drink tea during meditation at Zen Buddhist temples in China. However, tea cultivation in Japan started in the 12th century, when the first tea seeds were planted in Hirado island, Kyusu, Togano, and Uji, which later became Japan's first major tea-producing region. Since that time tea culture developed into a unique phenomenon with its original tea ceremony Sadō, which synthesized all known forms of culture like garden art, architecture, painting and calligraphy, a special style of arranging flowers and ceramics, the skill of exquisite table setting and philosophical conversations like poetry, music, etc. Japanese tea ceremony became a physical manifestation of Buddhist principles and developed together becoming one of the foundations of the culture of the country.

The Japanese tea industry is a unique tea world with its vision and philosophy. This country, mostly, produces green tea famous for its original flavour and beneficial properties. Specialized in cultivars and organic growing tea producers create special tea that can't be found anywhere else!

The most famous Japanese teas are Matcha, Gyokuro, Sencha, and Kabusecha. as well as Kukicha, Hojicha, Genmaicha, Uroncha, and Wakocha. We are proud to present you with a unique collection of organic Japanese tea selected by us during the long tea journey.


The Japanese strive to achieve perfection in everything, and growing green tea is no exception. Over hundreds of years, they managed to develop ideal varieties, some of which are as much superior in properties as Chinese ones. There are many tea plantations in Japan. The color, aroma, and taste of tea leaves harvested from different plantations vary not only from the plant variety but also from the growing method, as well as from the soil in a particular area. Therefore, the Japanese directly associate the quality of green tea with the place where it grows.

Tea production is concentrated in the Southern part of Japan in 6 main tea regions/prefectures.

SHIZUOKA - Kakegawa, Fuji, Tenryu, Shimizu, Honyama, Shida, Makinohara, Kawane - is the largest tea-producing region in Japan.

KAGOSHIMA - Kyushu, Shibushi, Kirishima, Makurazaki - is surrounded by volcanic mountains and ocean. Second largest tea-producing region famous for its green tea.

MIE - Yokkaichi, Suzuka, Kameyama - perfect environment and rich soil make excellent teas. The prefecture of Mie is ranked 3rd in terms of the annual production of green tea in Japan, after Shizuoka and Kagoshima.

KYOTO - Uji, Ujitawara, Wazuka - is one of the birthplaces of Japanese tea cultivation dated about 800 years ago. Tea from Kyoto is considered the highest-quality and is famous for its exceptional Matcha.

FUKUOKA - Yame - is the main production region for Gyokuro.

MIYAZAKI - Kawaminami, Kushima, Miyakonojo - famous for its Sencha and Gyokuro production.