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2018/08/06

Series: Unique Shops in Beppu #1 Maruniya Tea Shop

Maruniya Tea Store

Located at Ekimachi 1-Chome in the JR Beppu station, Maruniya is well-known as a Japanese tea store which specializes in first picked green tea produced in Kyushu district.

Maruniya started its business in 1948. The motto of the tea shop is to please people's body and heart with delicious Japanese tea.




They sell 'gyokuro', the highest grade of green tea, 'sencha', medium grade, 'genmaicha', mixture of green tea and roasted brown rice, 'konacha', smashed green tea, 'fukamushicha', deep steamed green tea, and hojicha, roasted green tea.




Out of many kinds of teas, 'fukamushicha' named Halley's Comet (ハレー彗星) is the signature brand of this store. It has a deep green color and the taste is very astringent.


A number of items related to green tea are available in the store such as teapots, tea cups, etc.