Azuma Tea Garden
The Azuma Tea Garden is a family-operated, fourth generation farm specializing in Tencha tea leaf cultivation and processing. Founded in the late 19th century the family manages tea fields in the mountains of Wazuka, Kyoto, Japan. While not fully certified organic yet, they are in the process of converting to organic cultivation.
A note from the farmer
12 years have passed since I first started helping out the farm labor in a tea field of Wazuka. Through my experiences of managing, harvesting, and looking after the tea fields, I learned the difficulty of tea production and profundity of Uji matcha. While studying for a certified Japanese tea instructor, I leaned more about the benefits of matcha. I love to drink matcha but the whole process of preparing a bamboo whisk, matcha bowl, hot water, etc…was a bit too much. Then, I came up with these keywords: “simple & easy,” “healthy & nutritious,” and “Japanese ingredients & warmth.”
Tencha feels very lucky to have had the chance to visit Azuma tea garden in the spring of 2023. We saw the farm and factory as well as being able to enjoy tea and food with the family.
We cannot wait to share the delicious new teas with our customers very soon.
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