|The owner of CHAEN -photo by tomo-|
The owner, who switched from a graphic designer, started the shop three years ago. He had nothing to do with tea industry and had no connection with tea people. He started just out of his belief. “ I didn’t know Japan has lots of that good but not that popular tea. I didn’t know that many tea farmers have made a great effort to produce tasty teas. So I made this shop. I hope my shop helps more people know Japanese tea and support tea farmers eventually. ”
Funny things are some customers bring unique tea to the shops and share it with the owner and other customers. Some get tea for the owner as a souvenir when they travel. This is unusual, isn’t it? The tea parties held by the shop often last long long time because guests keep tasting and talking about tea a lot.
The name of shop “Chayen” has several meanings. Steeping tea, tea farms and people’s bond made by sharing tea. He truly serves “Communi-Tea”. Don't you think?