Our Support For The Planet
When I founded Saihōji, I wanted to do more than offer the very best matcha and matcha-making utensils. I also wanted the brand to be a driver of positive change.
I care deeply about the natural world and want to help preserve it for future generations. By working with organic farming and using recyclable materials in Saihōji's packaging, we do our small bit to help the environment.
But where we really hope to make a difference is by supporting the World Land Trust, an incredible charity that works to protect natural habitats.
Conserving animal and plant communities requires land to be put aside for their protection.
Since its foundation in 1989, the World Land Trust has funded partner organisations around the world to create reserves and give permanent protection to habitats and wildlife.
To date, the World Land Trust has helped secure more than 881,000 acres of threatened habitat in 20 countries. We think this is a phenomenal achievement.
We have partnered with the World Land Trust to support their Buy An Acre and Plant A Tree programmes. Together, we can help protect and enrich our precious, beautiful planet.
Buy An Acre
Buy a Saihōji Ceremonial Matcha Tea Set and we will make a donation to WLT's Buy An Acre programme.
For every ten sets bought, Saihōji will fund the purchase of one acre of land within an endangered habitat.
Every acre saved becomes part of a larger reserve protected in perpetuity by WLT's partner organisations.
Plant A Tree
Buy one of our matcha teas and we will make a donation to WLT's Plant A Tree programme.
For every five matcha teas bought, Saihōji will fund the growing, planting and protection of one tree to bring the forests back to life and tackle climate change.
"The money given to the World Land Trust, in my estimation, has more effect on the wild world than almost anything I can think of." – Sir David Attenborough, Patron of the World Land Trust
So when you buy matcha from Saihōji, you're not just getting tea and teaware of the finest artisan quality, you're helping to conserve some of the most beautiful places on the planet.
And this is what Saihōji is all about. Fine matcha is more than just a beverage, it's an experience, a life choice, a way to make your world and your planet a better place. That might sound lofty, but you only need to try our tea to understand where we're coming from.