TEA IN JAPAN
Tea was introduced to Japan by a buddhist monk around 805CE, whom travelled to China and returned to Japan with tea seeds. These tea seeds were planted around buddhist temples, some of which still exist today.
"Chanoyu" is the ceremonial preperation of tea in Japan, using high grade matcha. The practice of chanoyu takes many years of dedication and patience to master and it is an honour to be served tea in this way. Japan grows some of the most famous green teas and is the home of the finest matcha.