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At ChaTo, we strive to make your personal journey through Japanese tea uniquely enjoyable. We partner with small producers of premium Japanese loose leaf teas and matcha powders that our own family loves, and we hope you will, too.

The Family 


ChaTo is run by a family whose love for tea has been passed down through the generations. Their passion stems from fond childhood memories of drinking sencha with their grandmother. Recognizing the void for a brick and mortar Japanese tea shop in Japantown, they set out to make authentic, good quality products accessible to the community. They enlisted the help of one of their mothers, a business owner with more than four decades of experience with Japanese pottery, including tea ware. Since 2016, ChaTo has been providing Japanese tea brewing essentials for beginners, experts and everyone in between.


This kyusu is over 45 years old. Sachiko's grandmother used to make tea with it, and it's still used at the shop today. 


Our Tea Selection

We partner with small tea producers in Shizuoka, Kagoshima, Uji and Fukuoka. They supply our collection which includes Benifuuki Black and Green Tea, Genmaicha with Matcha, Gyokuro, Houjicha, Matcha, Japanese Oolong Tea, and Sencha. 

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1825 Post St. #250 San Francisco, CA 94115 |  Tel: (415) 771-8840

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