Our three goals for growing tea and rice


1.     Smiles of consumers

2.     Sustainability of farm land

3.     Global environment

1.     Smiles of consumers
a)    Chemical-free and safe for the body
We work to make healthy soils and composts every day. Our tea and rice are grown in harmony with nature and safe for the body.
b)    Single origin
We can tell stories about our tea and rice; where they are grown, who makes them, and passions of producers. You can enjoy characteristics of our fields through our single origin products.
c)     Tea to condition your body
Green tea is more abundant in antioxidants such as polyphenols, L-theanine and catechins compared to other teas. Green tea conditions your body and is suitable for keeping your beauty and health.
 

 

2.     Sustainability of farm land

a)    Restore historic farm land and pass them on to future generations

Wazuka Town is located in Kyoto Prefecture and it has 800 years of history growing Uji-cha, the most prestigious green tea in Japan. Wazuka Town accounts for 41% of tea production in Kyoto Prefecture and is also known as a production area of high-grade green tea.

However, Wazuka is facing several agricultural problems. The farmers are getting old and many are about to retire. Young generations move to cities. Abandoned fields are increasing. We are not originally from Wazuka, but as people who care about Wazuka and the Earth, we want to maintain historic farm land without stressing environment and send messages domestically and internationally, to maintain farm land for the next generations.    

 

3.     Global environment

a)    Earth-friendly farming methods as global citizens: We observe conditions of soils carefully to balance out the lively activities of soil organisms. To achieve that, we don’t use any agrochemicals and chemical fertilizers.

b)    Organic farmers are less than 1% of the farmers in Japan as of January 2021. We hope that the number of new organic farmers will increase and that we will share our methods and high-quality resources for agriculture.