Our story

Aki and Michael are a Japanese and American couple that lived in Japan and other Asian countries over the past 15 years. They start their day by drinking matcha, both in authentic and casual ways. The taste of high quality matcha coupled with the health benefits and the beautiful deep green color makes them happy and relaxed. They want to share this experience with the rest of the world and make others comfortable and not intimidated by the original traditional ceremonial ways of drinking matcha and let everybody enjoy. 

Meet the Founders

Aki Nakayama Howley Co-founder
Over 10 years clinical research experience.
Brave wife, math and cooking lover. 
Michael Howley Co-founder 
Almost 20 years global product management experience.
Devoted husband, music, art, food and wine lover. Tea geek.
Fynn CEO (Chief Entertainment Officer) 
Non-human son of co-founders. Plush toy and beach lover. 

Creative Center

Tateha Sakamoto - Design Consultant

Shizue Nakayama Master of Tea Ceremony  

Yumi Iinuma - Operations Manager