Award-winning Superior Japanese Green Tea

A rare combination of affordable and premium, freshly harvested in Kyoto, Japan, and shipped directly to you. 

Mr. Yamashita possesses a true Teamaster Temomi-skill.

AKIHITO & MICHIKO Their Majesties the Former Emperor and Empress of the Heisei Era of Japan.

Fresh, high quality Japanese green tea shipped directly from the Uji region.

We are using special manual labor-intensive process. The work demands great skill and considerable patience, resulting in only the freshest, finest leaves.

Japanese have savored green tea for centuries. It has been a part of Japanese society for generations, from Buddhist monks to samurai warriors.

Our tea is made in a traditional Japanese way, so its taste, aroma, and color reflect that.

We strive to give you the best experience, and we think you'll love the results.

We grow our tea leaves in a unique environment with mineral-rich soil and pure spring water at a naturally occurring plateau.

Maiko Tea was born out of our love for tea, its traditions and its rich history. 

We specialize in offering high-quality tea from Japan’s renowned Uji region.

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Try Maiko Tea's superb, flawlessly blended Japanese green tea and see the difference.

Experience the special flavor of authentic Japanese green tea leaves, freshly picked from the Kyoto prefecture.

Award-winning Superior Japanese Green Tea

Seven-times national award winner

The national tea competition Japan's MAFF awarded Toshikazu Yamashita the first prize for the seventh time in the Gyokuro green tea category.

Best Gyokuro of 2015 Tea Award

Our Gyokuro "Takumi" was awarded the highest prize in Japan on November 29th, 2015 at the Japanese Tea Award contest, held at Shibuya Hikarie (Tokyo).

Award by the Prime Minister of Japan.

The "Sixth-class Isao 'Order of the Sacred Treasure'" certificate that was awarded to Mr. Yamashita by the Prime Minister of Japan.


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What Our Customer Say

I love having this tea with my breakfast. Everything was perfectly wrapped. It smells so delicious that I cannot wait to brew another cup tomorrow morning.

Kim Nieminen Helsinki, Finaland

I would like to say this is the best green tea I've ever tried. It's great for my health and I can feel it has a lot of antioxidants in it. Thank you for making such a high quality product.

Haley Stunt Los Angeles, California

In the past, I have tried Matcha, and I found it to be bitter and harsh. When I tried Maiko's Matcha for the first time in my life, I was delighted since the tea was sweet and not bitter at all, and I enjoyed the tea very much.

Luca Fischer  Berlin, Germany


How long is the expiration date?

  • 10 months for products of loose leaf teas such as Gyokuro, Sencha and Hojicha.
  • 6 months for Matcha.
  • Please check our product pages for the expiration dates of each individual item.
  • What is the difference between Japanese tea and black tea / Chinese tea?

  • Black tea , Oolong tea, Green tea (Japanese tea) though different in taste and appearance derive from the same plant (camellia sinensis / evergreen shrub).
  • Depending on the processing method, the product is later classified as black tea, oolong tea or green tea (Japanese tea).
  • Since Japanese tea does not generally ferment, it is called non-fermented tea.
  • Black tea is made of completely fermented leaves and classified as fermented tea.
  • The manufacturing process makes all the difference. By terminating the fermentation prematurely Chinese tea is classified as a semi-fermented tea. 
  • When is Japanese green tea harvested?

  • The harvest of Japanese tea depends on the climate of the year, but it will usually start around the beginning of April.
  • In the Kyoto area where our Maikotea headquarters is located the harvest of new tea begins around late April. If you want to visit us to witness the tea picking it is best to come in May.
  • How long will it take for an order to arrive at the shortest?

  • Maikotea will ship within approximately 3 to 5 business days after ordering, depending on the stock situation and amount of orders being handled. After dispatch it depends on the shipping mode and the circumstances of each respective country. Please check the Japan Post website.
  • In addition the delivery to some destinations may also be delayed due to customs clearance.
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