About us

About us

Welcome to MaikoTea!

It is our sincere desire that all people and nations would come to know and appreciate the world of healthy and tasty Japanese green tea. MaikoTea's award winning teas are the finest Japan has to offer. Grown and processed in Uji (Japan) they will be shipped directly from Uji to you.

MaikoTea´s fundamental criterion lies in the reliable cultivation and production of green tea.
According to the principles of conscientious manufacturing and stocking we aim to maintain the same conditions as were given at the time
of harvest.

Day by day our staff strives anew to comply with the noble motto of our company: 'Let us deliver the best tea possible to our customers!'

Kyotanabe City - Origin of the finest Gyokuro tea in Japan

MaikoTea is located in Kyotanabe City of southern Kyoto, near Uji, an area famous for Japanese green tea. From our location one can gaze out over a serene landscape of vast tea fields. Kyotanabe City, blessed with a mild climate perfect for tea cultivation, is especially famous for producing Gyokuro tea. With utmost care and traditional skill, the world's finest Gyokuro, prized for its superb aroma, sweetness and full-bodied flavor is created here.

Guaranteed flavor!

Tea leaves processed at MaikoTea have been wholeheartedly and diligently produced over a year, selected one by one, under the attentive care of tea farmers.
These leaves are then processed to produce MaikoTea's original blend.

This "blending technique" is crucial, as it greatly influences the flavor of the tea and makes sure, that our teas have the same delicious taste every year. Please be assured that MaikoTea guarantees constantly excellent green tea flavor.

We are pleased to provide quality tea for gifts and daily use at home. Please favor us with your orders!

A Hearth to Welcome Our Customers!
MaikoTea Store boasts a hearth inside the shop, called an "irori" in Japanese, which are seldom seen in recent years. Yet there is something soothing about sipping a cup of tea by a hearth.

We welcome you to relax by our hearth; please feel free to drop by and enjoy yourself in this heartwarming atmosphere.

Please come to enjoy delicious Japanese tea!

Company headquarter in Kyotanabe

Store's interior "IRORI"
in Kyotanabe

Company Name MaikoTea (Maikonocha Honpo)
President Tamiya Masayasu

2-1 Kamidaimon Fugenji Kyotanabe Kyoto,
Japan 610-0322

Phone +81 (774) 62-0256
Fax +81 (774) 62- 3269
Contact Email: maikotea@maiko.ne.jp
for English, German or Japanese support

1950 The tea growers in Fugenji (Kyotanabe) started corporate wholesale business as "Fugenji Plantations".
1965 Fugenji Plantations began retail sale of tea.

Under the new name "Maiko no Cha," the sales strategy was revamped and a direct sales system to the public was created. Since then, MaikoTea has for 5 times won the highest award possible at the Nationwide Tea Exhibition sponsored by the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Japan.
At the Kansai Exhibition, also sponsored by the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, MaikoTea has won first prize 6 times in succession. The company has also been awarded first prize of the Uji Tax Auditors Office 5 times for the outstanding condition of the company's books and records.

1975 MaikoTea established a branch office in Muroran City on the island of Hokkaido, Japan.
1998 MaikoTea created a teahouse and cafe called "Maiko Cha Boutique," which is located in the center of Kyotanabe.
2000 MaikoTea developed its exclusive line of pure powdered tea in capsules (Pure Maccha Capsules).
2007 English and German web shops are designed. Begining of international tea sale.
2008 Launch of MaikoShop.
Begining to sell finest Japanese arts and crafts worldwide.

Because of the first prize awards given by the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry at nationwide tea exhibitions, the city of Kyotanabe, the locality of Fugenji, and the company MaikoTea became known throughout all of Japan as producing the highest quality Gyokuro Green Tea.

2-1 Kamidaimon Fugenji Kyotanabe Kyoto,
JAPAN 610-0322
TEL +81 (774) 62-0256

FAX +81 (774) 63-3269

Contact: maikotea@maiko.ne.jp

for English, German and Japanese support