300 Years of History
Marukyu Koyamaen is a highly regarded tea grower, procurer and tea blender located in the heart of Uji, Kyoto. The company’s private tea estate has a rich history dating back to 1704. Marukyu Koyamaen offers an unrivalled selection of Japanese green tea, created using a refined combination of modern and traditional processes. The company supplies matcha and other elegant teas to first class hotels, high ranking shrines and temples, as well as the most established tea schools in Japan. Marukyu Koyamaen has also extended its suite of products to include food-grade matcha for sweets and desserts, mostly supplied to gourmet supermarkets
Our founder, Kyujiro Koyama began cultivating and processing tea in Ogura, Uji in approximately 1704. The Uji region is regarded as the premier producing area of the highest quality tea in Japan. Kyujiro Koyama's work was the beginning of what was to become Marukyu Koyamaen. Successive generations made consistent improvements in all aspects of the cultivation and processing of tea, and hence Koyamaen developed a reputation as a producer of superb quality matcha and other green teas. By the eighth generation, Motojiro Koyama, the company's products were being marketed nationwide and in later years the company's teas were being enjoyed world-wide.
Marukyu Koyamaen has refined its tea producing capabilities over several generations through training employees to hone key skills and techniques, and effectively combining traditional know-how and modern technology. Our company maintains consistent high standards and superior quality from cultivation to the final product and has received over 21 awards in recognition of our efforts. The result is that Marukyu Koyamaen has gained a reputation for supplying superior quality tea that is highly esteemed, particularly in the traditional world of Chanoyu. We are proud that our company now ranks among the top producers of fines teas in Japan.
“Making Teas with Quality as the Highest Priority.”