America's New No. 1 Drink
Tea Done Differently
Located on Abbot Kinney, SHUHARI Matcha Café is an authentic Japanese green tea café bringing an expertly curated selection of Japan's finest green teas to your cup. We import fresh tea directly from Japan and ship out to you. Our experience isn't just about the classics, but also about reinterpreting green tea traditions. Our full line-up of green tea concoctions will give you a taste of what Japanese green tea was and what it will become.
SHU (守): To savor centuries of tradition
HA (破): To shake things up, break the rules
RI (離): To achieve independence and a new sense of creativity
As our name suggests, we embrace the rich history of Japanese green tea, but we are not rooted in the past. We balance the beauty of the Japanese tea ceremony with the energy of modern life. Through this marriage of the old and the new we strive to push the boundaries of green tea enjoyment.
Our founder’s knowledge of green tea, not to mention the relationships with tea farmers fostered over the years gives SHUHARI a direct connection to the source giving us the access to procure the freshest, highest quality teas.
Additionally, our founder has been in the business of bringing green tea to the U.S. for over 30 years. As one of the pioneers in bringing quality, authentic Japanese green tea to the U.S., SHUHARI’s parent company, Maeda-en, has been an industry trailblazer since its founding. In addition to its green tea distribution operation, Maeda-en were the first to develop and introduce matcha ice cream with the aim of making green tea more available to American consumers.
Our partners also include the Cool Japan Fund, a joint public-private fund with a mission to bring you the best in Japanese culture, cuisine, art, fashion and content.
As you can see through our heritage, we capture the very essence of “Shu Ha Ri”. We savor our tradition, and we will continue to build upon that tradition to bring you fresh experiences to create a new tradition.