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About O-Cha.com Japanese Green Tea & Matcha

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So that you know exactly who you are buying from...

From it's inception, the O-Cha.com philosophy has been, and continues to be, the insistence on offering only the freshest, highest quality and grades of green teas available to those outside of Japan.

O-Cha.com was founded in 1998, when the internet was relatively young and finding a really good Japanese green tea either online or outside of Japan was nearly impossible. At the time, O-Cha.com was one of the very first out of a very small handful of companies dedicated to selling green tea online. For the first five years, O-Cha.com operated out of Mesa, AZ while company founder Kevin Moore was busy majoring in a degree in the Japanese language at Arizona State University.

In 2004, O-Cha.com began operations from an office and warehouse located in Iwaki City, Fukushima where they began to ship to their customers worldwide directly from Japan.

On March 11th, 2011, O-Cha.com operations were heavily impacted by the Tohoku earthquake with it's office and warehouse suffering damage.  Due to the company's somewhat close proximately to Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear power plant, the staff made preparations to permanently shut down operations and would have done so had it not received the fortunate and kind assistance of the Tsuen family (owner and operator of Japan's oldest continually operating tea shop located in Southern Japan's famous Uji tea growing district) as well as the kind assistance of several other suppliers in Uji and Shizuoka. Limited operations began once again within three weeks of the earthquake from Uji Japan, and then resumed from Iwaki again after a one year hiatus.

O-Cha.com is a fully incorporated Japanese corporation with American and Japanese nationals as staff. We do not operate as a front company, this is not our sideline internet job, we do not hide behind an internet web site. When you click on our "About Us" page (this one), we actually tell you our name and who we are.

Our green teas are packaged within a very short time frame (days) of any customer's order, offering the freshest green tea one can purchase online. O-Cha.com always keeps low, constantly moving inventories and maintains most of it's stock under refrigeration until shipment.

refrigerated green tea

All of the green tea sold by O-Cha.com are personally selected by O-Cha.com's founder who often visits the tea growing regions of Japan. We also receive samples from various companies on an almost daily basis and are always on the prowl for a great or unusual green tea.

O-Cha.com is the first and only company to offer green tea online from Tsuen Tea, Japan's oldest tea shop located at the same spot on the banks of the Uji river for over 851 years.

O-Cha.com sells various grades of green tea, organic green tea, matcha, and various tea brewing supplies - each superior in it's category.

O-Cha.com's web site and shopping cart meet recent stringent PCI DSS requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures.

Media

O-Cha.com has in the past received media attention from...

Martha Stewart Radio, The Discovery Channel - Green Tea Documentary, Interview Radio Free Europe: Health: Research Highlights Benefits Of Green Tea

Office, Storage & Shipping Location:

O-Cha.com 22 Kajimachi, Taira Iwaki City, Fukushima 970-8026 JAPAN

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