A biotope is the area that restored the ecosystem that was lost due to industrial development and urbanization so that the group of animal and plant species that normally live in the area can live there again.
This movement, which started in Europe such as Germany, has been introduced to Japan, where the national and local governments, schools, NPO/NGOs, companies, etc. have taken in and practiced.
Aiya Co., Ltd. is also committed to contributing to the protection of the natural environment through the “Nishi no Machi no Mori”.
Tea leaves picked in a tea field are steamed and dried to become Ara-cha.
By removing the coarse stems and veins from Ara-cha through various processes, it becomes Tencha, the raw material for matcha.
All removed coarse stems and veins are used as Kuki-cha and Kona-cha.
In addition, matcha that was left after the manufacturing process is also reused as a fertilizer for tea fields.
In this way, Aiya Co., Ltd.’s manufacturing process has a system in place where all purchased raw tea leaves will be used without any waste and reused for future production.
At Aiya Co., Ltd., when we purchase raw materials, we also consider the environmental load, such as eco-friendly organic tea fields that do not use pesticides, and tea fields that have Rainforest Alliance certification and meet sustainable agricultural standards, etc..
Aiya Co.,Ltd.’s Tree Plantation Achievements