About Thés du Japon
“Thés du Japon” is the story of two Frenchmen who met in a marvelous and inspiring land: Japan. They have both been living in Japan for many years – over two decades – and are very familiar with the complexity and refinement of the Japanese. One of them, the first French Japanese Tea Instructor (Nihon-cha Instructor), received his diploma in 2009, and is a well-known figure in the demanding world of tea specialists, where precision is a way of life. It requires passion, a fine sense of taste and a great deal of commitment.
Our Japanese tea “sommelier”
The first French person in Japan to have received the “Nihon-cha Instructor” diploma
Concerning our selection and our philosophy of tea
“As a Nihon-cha Instructor, I want to contribute to better knowledge and appreciation of authentic Japanese tea and handicrafts that are of high quality and without artifice, both in Japan and abroad. The way and area where it is grown, the cultivar (in oenology, we would speak of the variety or cépage), the way it is processed and finished, the infusion, and even the accessories used are all factors that need to be taken into account when we are speaking of tea. However, they are also what make it so fascinating.
Why this site?
The purpose of this site is to share with you the team’s passion for Japanese teas in all their diversity while at the same time discovering Japan’s cultural wealth. Our products are shipped directly from Japan to clients around the world. We offer you the highest quality teas at the same prices as in Japan.
Most of our teas are high-quality first harvest teas (ichiban-cha). They are vacuum packed so that they keep fresh and retain their quality for a long time.
Made up of French and Japanese tea enthusiasts, Thés du Japon reflects the complexity and high standards required to operate at the world-class level. Thés du Japon is governed by Japanese law, and is registered at the Osaka Chamber of Commerce in Western Japan.