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Shogyokuen's CEO Yuu Kobayashi

Shogyokuen rank 10 certificate for tea appraisal ability

Matcha production since 1827

Since 1827, Shogyokuen has been refining the highest quality leaves from Kyoto and grinding them into matcha for the aristocracy and samurai elite of Japan. Today, CEO Yuu Kobayashi is one of about 10 people in Japan to hold the top rank 10 level for tea leaf appraisal. His ability to judge the qualities of tea leaves and then blend the leaves in the best way, particularly for making matcha, is proven by the many awards won over the years.

Shogyokuen awards

Japanese video featuring Shogyokuen's CEO

Company Info & History

Name
Shogyokuen Tea Factory
CEO
Yuu Kobayashi
Kobayashi-san is one of about 10 people in Japan to hold the 10th-rank level for tea appraisal, making him one of the premier blenders in Japan.
Established
1827
Specialty
Matcha production, Tea leaf blending & refinement.
Type
Factory, family business
Employees
12 (including family)
Address
54 Kusauchimiyanogo, Kyōtanabe-shi, Kyōto-fu 610-0311