Uji is a place in the southern part of Kyoto and is renowned for making topnotch, highly nutritious matcha. The area is ideal as there is plenty of mist, which protects against frost from degrading product quality. It's the best place in Japan and they do whatever's necessary to keep that reputation intact.
All of our products, including the ice cream, sponge cakes, waffle cones, and even the adzuki bean toppings, are made in-house. In the US, it's rare for products not to be made in factories and we feel that there are concerns and problems with additives. We take product quality and safety very seriously and all our products are very carefully selected to ensure quality taste while at the same time delivering satisfaction for everyone.
The matcha at Harima Garden is carefully grown to produce the finest "Tencha", which already takes a long time to make. Tencha is the main leaf used to make matcha. They are kept protected from the strong, daily sunlight by the late spring frost covering them. Since leaves are kept out of the sunlight, the leaves are thinner and softer so the harshness decreases while the flavor increases. These are the best-suited leaves for matcha.