Our Matcha Mission
We seek to source and provide the world’s best matcha tea, build lifetime relationships, share matcha culture, give back more than we take, and better the lives of our customers and our community. Our aim is share our knowledge on the merits, health benefits, and spirit of matcha.
Meet the Team
In 2007 we traveled to Japan on a business trip and experienced traditional matcha and fell in love with it. We were determined to import the best matcha we could find and share it with an appreciation for great quality matcha. To us, it’s not just about the matcha – we wanted to offer people a delicious, experiential and healthy alternative to coffee and sugary drinks. Yes, we’ll say it, we’re a matcha made in heaven.
Learning more and inviting others
Gradually, we learned more about this rare and highly prized form of green tea: how it is cultivated and processed, the distinctions among different grades, how to recognize the best products. We were pleased to note growing awareness of and interest in matcha in America but were dismayed by the low quality of matcha drinks offered in cafés, tea shops, and restaurants. On our trips to Japan, we purchased small tins of the quality tea to bring home, along with tea bowls, scoops, and whisks. Soon we were in the habit of drinking a morning bowl of matcha and turning friends onto it.
A Focus on Quality
We decided to form a company to identify and import the highest-quality matcha available and provide tea lovers everywhere with the world’s best matcha tea.
Like most consumers, we were astounded at the price tags of ultra-premium matcha in Japan and realized that added costs of import would put it beyond the reach of many American consumers. We wanted to change that. We found that we liked the better grades of thin tea for everyday use and were willing to pay more for some of the medium-quality ceremonial grades to use for special occasions. We choose to import only those products that met our standards for color, aroma, and flavor.
Sharing our knowledge
In addition to emphasizing quality, we also strive to share all the things we've learned about matcha and the pleasures it can provide. And as we learn more, we want to continue to pass the knowledge onto others. We are committed not only to bringing you the best matcha we can find but also the best information about ways to use