Japanese craft tea
direct from Japan
Welcome to the renewed website
of The Tea Crane
The Tea Crane™ is your personal tea sommelier for artisan Japanese tea. Tea-master Tyas Sōsen brings you top-grade naturally-grown, traditional Japanese teas.
Contemporary industrial tea manufacturing mainly relies on artificial methods. The industry uses mass-production and exploitation for the sake of capitalisation and monopolization.
We are in favor of the natural variation of tea, which offers a greater diversity of authentic teas that improve our health, and quality of life. This is why at The Tea Crane we admire – and thus wish to acknowledge, honor, and support – the aspirations and the unstinted labors of small, independent, local Japanese-tea farmers.
By drinking artisan, natural tea, you will experience the tea’s regionality and terroir, a wider variety of aromas, and joy from comparing teas of different harvests and discover their vintage character.
Artisan tea can also preserve the health of our bodies and protect our environment because they are produced by safe and natural methods.
The only in-depth book on Japanese tea, its manufacturing, and culture!
‘Includes case studies and true stories from active tea manufacturers in Japan.’
“It is with the wish
to objectively portray
what Japanese tea
at its core and in essence is
that this book has been
brought to life.”
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New to artisan Japanese tea?
Don't know where to start? Or simply want my suggestions?
Then start here.
Join the Tea Club and let me make a selection of unique,
otherwise unobtainable premium artisan Japanese teas for your delight.
Receive a package of tea with detailed explanations
each month delivered to your door.
Tsukigase Kenkō Chaen Tea-Farm
From a healthy topsoil to a natural flavor. Zero chemicals, Zero Fertilizer. Simply nature in a cup.
Ocha no Kajihara Tea-Farm
The foundational principle of tea manufacturing is to guide the humidity in the leaf to the surface.
Gokase Midori Seicha Tea-Farm
A truly delicious tea is born from the plant’s inherent natural energy.
Kamo Natural Tea-farm
Rebuilding a healthy and strong body, and a healthy environment for the children of the future.
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Support artisan tea farmers
Help me to support artisan tea producers with modest contributions
by becoming a member of our Tea Club Community.
Shop some of Tea Master Tyas Sosen’s favorites…
- THE TEA CRANE BLACK
Organic First Flush Seed-grown wa-kocha Black Tea 2018$12.00
Looking to learn more about Japanese tea culture?
Take a look on my bookshelf.
The Old Tea Seller: Life and Zen Poetry in 18th Century Kyoto
by Baisao (Author), Norman Waddell (Translator)
Making Tea, Making Japan: Cultural Nationalism in Practice
by Kristin Surak (Author)
The Japanese Way of Tea: From Its Origins in China to Sen Rikyu
by Sen XV Soshitsu (Author)