We are honored to bring you the fruit of hard labor by our friends, the Hori family, a team of women who own and manage a 100-year-old tea plantation.
A high-quality green tea that uses the same leaves to make matcha. It uses the ‘first picked’ tea shoots, which is known to be the highest grade and densely rich in nutrients - notably catechins. As these leaves are mostly reserved for matcha, Ten tea is rarely produced. Enjoy the rich and fresh flavors of this green tea in the morning for a caffeine pick-me-up without the crash.
Along the slopes of the mountains in Wazuka lies rows of neatly trimmed terraces of tea bushes. With its fresh air and wave in temperature variation during the day, it is the ideal climate for its production. 2 hectares (5 acres) of this region belong to Kirokuen, a tea plantation succeeded, owned, and managed by a mother and her two daughters.