About Our Company

Greeting

Maiko no Cha Hanpo (Maiko Tea Japan) adopted its current name and sales strategy in 1970 as part of our goal to expand access to the delicious tea produced by Fugenji, involved in processing tea for several generations.

Our company’s motto, 茶和来福 “Tea invites harmony and blessings,” is reflected in the work and dealings of farmers and staff alike at Maiko Tea. In our pursuit to produce quality green tea, we complement each other like members of an extended family.

The hospitality of serving tea surely makes any person feel relaxed, and reveals a deep element of our nature and reality. The word harmony includes three important meanings: being gentle, friends, and authentically Japanese.

Some decades ago, during a time of personal struggles, I was pondering about my future and noticed the words “Tea ? one way” on a scroll. It was by the impact of these words that I decided to continue the family tea business without further hesitation.

Our tea company, which has been committed to Japanese green tea as the “one way,” is pleased, and appreciates the fact, that we can bring happiness and harmony to others through the cultivation, manufacturing, and sale of tea.

Genuine Japanese green tea is becoming increasingly demanded around the world, and the happiness we get in return continues to remind us of the motto we adopted at the time of our founding ? tea invites harmony and blessings!


Masayasu Tamiya
 
"Tea Only"

This phrase encapsulates Maiko Tea and reflects the philosophy of our founder Mr. Koetsu Tamiya. Our dedicated focus on green tea allows us to excel in our craft and create quality products. In Japan’s Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries’ national tea competition (1970), our tea master Toshikazu Yamashita received the highest national award in the category of Gyokuro green tea for the second time. This is when our former trademark of Fugenji Tea Manufacturers was changed to Maiko Tea, a name more closely related to the culture and history of our prefecture, and beloved by the people of the Kyoto region.

 
Profile
Company Name MAIKONOCHA-HONPO (Maiko-tea)
President Masayasu Tamiya
Address 2-1 Kamidaimon Fugenji Kyotanabe Kyoto JAPAN 610-0322
TEL Dr. Ralph Faerber (International Sales Advisor)
TEL +81(80)3840-0028
FAX 81(774)63-3269
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History
1950
The tea farmers in Fugenji (Kyotanabe) started corporate wholesale business as "Fugenji Plantations."
1965
Fugenji Plantations began retail sale of tea.
1970
Under the new name "Maiko no Cha," the sales strategy was revamped and a direct sales system to the public was created.
Since then, Maiko Tea has won 5 times the highest award possible at the Nationwide Tea Exhibition sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Japan.
At the Kansai Exhibition, also sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Maiko Tea has won first prize 6 times in succession.
Maiko Tea has also been awarded first prize by the Uji Tax Auditors Office 5 times for the outstanding condition of the company's books and records.
1975
Maiko Tea established a branch office in Muroran City on the island of Hokkaido, Japan.
1998
Maiko Tea created a teahouse and cafe called "Maiko Cha Boutique," located in the center of Kyotanabe, Japan.
2000
MaikoTea developed its exclusive line of pure powdered tea in capsules (Pure Matcha Capsules).
2005
English and German web shops are designed (www.maikotea.com), beginning international sales.
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 Maiko Tea, became known throughout all of Japan as producing the highest quality Gyokuro green tea.