We are a small family owned organic Matcha green tea company. We choose to live in Japan because it gives our team the special privilege to be able to travel to tea farms throughout Japan at any given moment. Being engulfed in "Matcha Culture" all year around, encourages Tai-an Tea Co. to have the most current information regarding organic Matcha available.
Our company's image is based off of Sen no Rikyu and his views of the Japanese tea ceremony. We truly love the history of Matcha and how it has evolved through time. In Japan, tea is not just tea, but it's a way of life. Tai-an Tea Co. wants to bring you back to the 16th century Japan, through the "Journey of Tea" or "Chado", which is referring to the Japanese tea ceremony.
In Fact, our company's name is Tai-an Tea Co. Tai-an is the name of the oldest original tea house in Japan. It was built by tea master Sen no Rikyu and the tea house is now a national treasure located inside a Zen temple in Kyoto, Japan.
Tai-an Tea Co's foundation was built on the four principles of the Japanese tea ceremony. The principles are respect, purity, harmony, and tranquility. We are dedicated to following these principles each and everyday and we hope all of our customers enjoy learning the history of Japan, through tea, as much as we do.
What people fail to realize is that farming conditions change every year. Climate and mother nature are the biggest hurdles that tea famers much endure. Simply, no Matcha will ever look, smell, or taste the same as the next harvest. Organic Matcha is much more challenging to harvest than non-organic because of the strict regulations. Our unique business plan allows us to bring consistently high quality organic Matcha all year around.