Wazuka-cho in Kyoto is known as the main production region of Uji tea. Surrounded by mountains, river, clean air and rich soil, Wazuka is a region suited for growing tea. Our tea fields are located in the eastern part of Wazuka-cho, where neither trains nor major road runs. The scenery of endless tea fields is designated as Kyoto’s “cultural landscape.”.
FROM THE MANAGER: TERUKO AZUMA
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.” And now, we are proud to present Azuma Chaen’s sweet matcha powders!