Established in 1868 as a wholesaler and tea refinement factory, Homme Asakichi is a family-operated business at the forefront of the tea industry in Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City. Company President Shigeru Homme is a certified Japanese tea instructor, and has led the company to produce top quality teas from Shizuoka. Yunomi's partner is son Tetsuya Homme.


The company obtained ISO9001 certification in 2003, and won the Gold Medal Award in 2006 at the World Green Tea Festival. In 2010, Homme Asakichi was certified to produce organic teas.