HISTORY OF HONYAMA
Honyama holds a special place in the history of Japanese tea culture. Approximately 800 years ago, a Japanese monk named Seiichi Kokushi returned from China with tea seeds and planted them in this very area. Ever since, Honyama has flourished as the birthplace of a tea-centered culture in Japan. Similar to other world-renowned tea-growing regions like Darjeeling and Assam, our region in Japan offers the optimal conditions for tea cultivation, including a mountainous location at a high elevation, a significant temperature difference between morning and evening, and the presence of beautiful rivers and fog.
An exceptional farming system with experts in soil, cultivation, and harvesting
Our tea fields undergo regular inspections by cultivation experts to guarantee adherence to our quality standards for every tea leaf. Within this distinctive agricultural system, our experts take the lead in cultivating and overseeing the process, working hand in hand with our research laboratories.
Cutting-edge Food & Drug Laboratory, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and skilled professionals
Our comprehensive agricultural chemical management includes simultaneous analysis screenings for 200-300 different residual pesticides, alongside rigorous radiation testing.
Consistency in quality & flavor
Through meticulous monitoring of key factors such as:
We guarantee consistent excellence in every batch. Our rigorous process ensures that, year over year, we deliver the finest matcha to our customers.