Azuma Tea Farm


Azuma Tea Farm

Takashi Kanai and his family

Azuma Tea Farm was founded in 1868, the first year of the Meiji era of renewal. Mr. Takashi Kanai is the 4th generation to develop this historic tea heritage.

Azuma Tea Farm is located in Wazuka, a few kilometers from the town of Uji, the birthplace of matcha.

On 5 ha, Takashi Kanai San and his family produce matcha, one of their specialties, as well as sencha, known as Zairai, from tea plants reproduced by seed rather than cuttings, each with its own genetic specificity and taste, and hojicha leaf and powder.

I invite you to discover 4 of these teas in my store: Matcha Okumidori, Kabusecha Ujimidori,  Sencha Zairai "natif", and Hoji Tencha.

And if you'd like to see Azuma Tea Farm's semi-mechanized harvest of Sencha Zairai "native", which is very common in Japan: