Cha-ya is proud to carry a wide variety of Premium Japanese Teas from two regions: Shizuoka and Kyoto. We buy only high quality, carefully harvested tea in small amounts. This ensures the flavor and freshness of all our teas. We are more than happy to offer you a sample.
We pride ourselves in our unique array of gift items, home decor, modern in style as well as, antique Japanese pieces that have been handed down from generation to generation. Our shop is filled with clothing, scarves, jewelry, ceramics; all hand selected and many created by local artisans.
We attempt to carry all your favorites, as well as, bring in new items regularly. If there is something we can special order for you, don't be afraid to ask. Mitsuko and Temia will do there best to try and find it for you!
CHA-YA Japanese Tea and Things is located right next to the Monterey Post Office.
Location: 118 Webster Street, Monterey CA 93940 | Google Map
Regular Store Schedule
We are open 6 days a week
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Sunday: Closed
Voice: 831.646.5486 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Web: chaya4tea.com
Staff: Mitsuko and Temia
Cha-ya is a beautiful shop located in the heart of Downtown Monterey, California, and home to all of your exclusive Japanese teas, gifts and one-of-a-kind imports. Whether you are looking for a specific item, stopping in for a hot cup of tea or browsing for a unique addition to our home, Cha-ya the perfect one-stop shop! Along with great gifts, Cha-ya offers special events, classes and guest speakers to educate the Monterey Bay area on the beauty of Japanese culture and traditions. We can't wait to see you at Cha-ya!
Owner, Mitsuko Gammon, opened Cha-ya in Pacific Grove, CA in 2005. She is trained in Ikebana (art of flowerr arrangement) and traditional tea ceremony. She has worked in the retail industry for many years. Mitsuko was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She had long wanted to explore the possibilities of bringing her love of tea and Japanese culture to retail. Cha-ya is the result. July of 2008 Cha-ya relocated to Monterey location.
Mitsuko at Cha-Ya has such wonderful Japanese green teas and beautiful gifts -- you must go to meet her and see all that she has to offer. Cha-ya is a hidden sanctuary in the heart of Monterey! You can even get tea to-go!
Beautiful, eclectic collection with friendly staff.
I love this place. Unique gift ideas as well as high-end articles for the home. Owner and staff are so welcoming and kind. Must visit!
The owner was quite friendly and could give you some advice about Japan trip.
Cute store with a nice selection of teas and tea accessories. The owner was friendly and helpful.
Quite a fine selection of Japanese goods that cannot be found elsewhere in the area. The owner is sweet, informative, and patient. The wares are wonderful, as well as the tea selection, but is a bit pricey