Directly from Japan
Since we started our tea business in Europe, our business policy has been always "directly from tea plantation in Japan to European customers" - it means, we supply the freshest Matcha to European customers in the same condition as it was in Japan. Today, we have a network of more than 100 selected establishments where you can taste and buy our teas, but our policy has never changed. With our key partners and customers, we always shared our policy with them and their great support let us successful expansion throughout Europe. To them, we would like to send our most sincere gratitude and recognition for your constant support and encouragement. We will continue to stick to our same policy and we will continue to supply our best quality tea to our customers.
The Matcha House has been committed to organic products since 2014, with the intention of providing safe, ecological and healthy tea. The following year, in 2015, we joined CCPAE and obtained organic certification. Due to the immaturity of the organic tea growing environment, we have managed organic and non-organic products so far to deliver satisfactory quality tea. Since we are ready to market organic products of the same quality as conventional products, according to our policy, we will move all Matcha and Green Tea products to organic products in 2020. Various climatic anomalies caused by global warming and the presence of Pesticides and chemicals in food are now serious problems worldwide. Our company, sensitive to this reality, has decided to move to these products based on the same idea. Our tea plantations in Japan are organically grown; It is grown without the use of genetic modification technology and without the use of pesticides or chemicals. The Matcha House will continue to work with AOI SEICHA to provide safe, organic and healthy tea with an emphasis on quality. All of our Matcha tea products are hermetically packed in our AOI SEICHA factory in Japan which has ISO9001, ISO22000 and we never repackage our products in Barcelona. All our Matcha products are produced in AOI SEICHA's hygienic crean room. In the filling room of AOI SEICHA, Matcha is packed under the clean environment such as using high accurate filter and clear the air 44 times per minutes. Besides important data like indoor pressure, temperature or moisture is monitored and reported on the compurter automatically. Therefore, we are also available to provide with our perfect traceabiliity for our products with detailed information about materials to shipping process, according to customer's request. Our products are shipped by air immediately after they are packed in our factory and the frequency of our import is once a month. We never use vessels. Therefore, we guarantee the freshness and hygiene of our products. Newly, given the situation that COVID-19 has caused in Spain, we have taken prevention and security measures for our facilities. We guarantee the preparation of orders following all the hygienic measures recommended by the competent authorities. We have supplied our warehouses with hydroalcoholic hand sanitizing gel. We eliminated the cash on delivery payment option. We have limited the presence of staff at our facilities in Barcelona as part of preventive and health measures.
Tea culture - the essence of hospitality of Japan
Spring, summer, autumn, winter - Japan has four distinct seansons that give tea a variety of different characteristics. The taste of tea is affected by the region and grade of tea as well as differences in cultivation and processing methods, resulting in a variety of delicious teas for the enjoyment. Japanese green tea possesses a unique aroma and flavor only found in green tea made in Japan. This is partly owing to Japan's climate, but more importantly, is the result of the Japanese dedication to growing and making tea. Japanese green tea cannot be manufactured simply by placing tea leaves into a machine, and although this type of mechanical processing alone may be used to produce some green teas, it does not produce true Japanese green tea. We would like to enjoy the subtle aroma and strong flavor of true Japanese green tea with our customers. Matcha green tea is attracting worldwide as the tea used in tea ceremony. Tea ceremony became synonymous with hospitality and can be summarized by the word ichigo-ichie (treasuring once-in-a-lifetime experience) - the act of relaxing while performing the tea ceremony with due care out of respect as a host for the opportune encounter with one's guest. This is the essence of Japanese green tea and the soul of the Japanese people. Japanese green tea embodies the essence of hospitality passed down through the spirit of tea ceremony. In Japan, Matcha green tea is used in a variety of foods including lattes, cakes, cookies, icecreams and green tea-flavored chocolate. In addition to tasting delicious, these goods are healthy as they contain the nutrients of green tea in whole form.Try adding Japanese green tea culture to your cooking.