For the love of tea.
Japanese for ‘tea shop’, Chaya is a family-run, Australian certified organic Japanese green tea producer, set up by two Japan-born, Aussie tea drinkers Tony & Yuri Fry. After 14 years of living in Sydney they decided that importing the good stuff just for themselves (sent direct by Tony’s mum) wasn’t going to cut it. So, they’ve teamed up with Kyoto’s longest 100% certified organic tea farm (Harimaen Estate Tea Garden) to produce four kinds of tea, set to level-up the quality of Japanese green tea here in Australia.
Japan made. Small batch. Single origin.
Chaya is the product of lots of small decisions that add up, like memories over time, to create a story greater than the sum of its parts.
Our Matcha and Sencha come from a single location, in the birthplace of Japanese green tea, just outside of Kyoto from one family-run farm, where they grow their crop the same way they’ve been doing it since 1858. This is single origin tea (who says that term only applies to coffee beans?)
We choose to import our teas into Australia in small monthly batches, making its way from the farm only when it is ready and at the intended pace of the farmers.
All of Chaya’s teas come in fully recyclable (and reusable) tins, wrapped in sustainably produced paper labels, that leave a much smaller production footprint than commonly used pouches.
Memories of home are what lit the fire for Chaya. A desire to reignite moments shared with our mums and growing up over hot cups of green tea. Moments that started in Japan, and now live on in Australia.
Right now, Chaya Green Tea sells four certified-organic, small-batch tea products;
Ceremonial Grade Matcha 50g.
Premium Sencha (loose leaf) 50g.
Green Tea Powder 50g.
Hojicha Tea Powder (roasted) 50g.
Home to hospitality.
We’re not the only ones out there who hold the ceremony of tea drinking close to their hearts, so we’ve made it a goal to partner with select like-minded retailers, restaurants, cafes and stockists to make our tea accessible to more people.
A variety of wholesale opportunities are available and Chaya works directly with hospitality partners to suit their needs and wants, as if they were family.