JagaSilk


About Us

We Are JagaSilk

Our Hopes

We are JagaSilk, specialty importers of maccha green tea and its tools. We are based out of Victoria, BC, Canada, and believe in beauty, balance, and ethical business.

Our goal is to act as nodes of knowledge for the maccha world outside of Japan. This means that what we learn often shifts or augments the information here and there are always updates worth checking out on our website. A plethora of info on what defines maccha, how to understand it, prepare it, and the best maccha and tools we can source for sale will meet the curious reader.

It is our hope that we can effect change in the tea industry by encouraging small batches of fresh tea being imported, rather than the current norm of buying in massive volume and selling aging stock from a hot and stuffy warehouse. We hope to encourage traceability so that our customers know when the tea was harvested, when it was prepared, where it’s from, and how the workers are treated. We hope to offer education so that what we learn about the complexities of teas from the different tea gardens can be shared. We hope to encourage other tea merchants and tea buyers to understand that social and environmental issues are wrapped up in the tea you choose to buy.

Owners of JagaSilk, Miyuki (middle) and Jared Nyberg (right), standing with Mr. Harima at the Harimaen Organic Tea Garden in Uji, Kyoto, Japan.

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