OUR STORY

The Soul of Kyoto in our Tea


Hello, Yuko here, founder and owner of Koto Tea. Thank you for visiting, and welcome to our growing community of tea lovers.

I have a passion for my home city of Kyoto, and for the local food and crafts from this region. I particularly love tea and utensils for the Tea Ceremony. I am lucky enough to live close to the famous tea growing region of Uji, and also Takayama in Nara, a village where Japan’s best bamboo tea utensil Artisan’s are based.


I am proud and honoured to call many Artisans and Farmers my friends, and to make local hand crafted and grown products available to the rest of the world. I hope you can appreciate them as much as I do.

At Koto Tea we pride ourselves on offering the safest and best quality Japanese teas and crafts. We look forward to getting to know you as a customer, and strive to offer you sincere and personalised service.