Over 800 years ago a young Buddhist priest by the name Myoan Eisai left his native Japan on a spiritual journey for greater awareness and knowledge. Eisai returned to Japan with a new found philosophy called ‘Chan’ and some unique tea seeds. Using the Chan philosophy Myōan Eisai created the Rinzai School of Zen Buddhism in Japan and became "Zen Master Eisai".
The Special Tea seeds were given to a learned Buddhist priest named Myoe shonnin to plant on the grounds of a temple near Kyoto. These special tea leaves made a green tea powder called Matcha. The Buddhist monks found that Matcha had exceptional health and spiritual qualities and used this tea to increase focus and chi energy for Zen meditation.
n 1832, a humble tea farmer decided to start a tea business in Uji, Kyoto Japan — where our current Japanese Tea production method was first developed. That tea farmer’s name was Tune-emon Takizo, and we, his family, have continued to produce superior Green Tea every generation since.
In 1952, we opened our retail shop in Uji, Kyoto, Japan and it is still open today. We are so honored to carry on an ancient tradition that is also our family heritage for nearly two centuries after our humble beginnings, we enjoy bringing authentic Matcha tea to the world!
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19-3 Todo Aramaki
Uji, Kyoto 611-0013 Japan