OSADA TEA's commitment

 

 

OSADA TEA is supported by the enthusiasm of tea lovers such as yourself ...

Twenty years have passed since I first got involved in the tea industry.

 

I had been working in a completely different field and industry, then quite literally my fate changed upon becoming married- this is the start of my involvement in tea, and the catalyzing factor in my studies and experience up until this day.


Thanks to the support of everyone around me from these initial phases, in 2009, I was able able to obtain overall victory at the National Japanese Tea Examination and Technology Competition ("Tochakai" or tea- tasting competiton) and received the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award successive years.


When purchasing semi-processed "Aracha" and finishing off tea through the art and sciene of "Shiage", it is necessary to have the ability to ascertain the quality of tea from every aspect, utilizing all senses.

 

I've come to sense over many seasons, that every time I open a container of "Aracha"  and immerse myself in batch after batch of  tea,

 

that I am getting a glimpse not only into the the soil, plantation conditions, harvest methods, and machines that process the tea leaves laid out on the tea appraisal room's table,

 

But a look into the very spirit and humanity of the individuals who produce it. Tea appraisal and discernment is a skill that works at many levels.

 

Concurrently, the insight that a teahouse cannot be seperate from its producers- the fact that we are one unified establishment, is firmly reinforced with every smell and taste of the teas we decide to purchase and use.


In order to support producers working on organic farms as much as possible,

and to further expand the possibilty of tea production that does not burden the natural environment adversely, but rather that works in  harmony with it,

 

we must look not only at the immediate future of tea trends and sales figures, but look UP and OUT at the future of our region, and the upcoming generation.

 

Think and create your future.

 

It is my honor and passion to create such a teahouse.

 

Now, and pushing forward...



 

Natsumi Osada
Osada Tea Co., Ltd. 3rd generation National Tea Examination Technology 8th Dan
Born in 1977, Japanese tea instructor certification number 03-0687
2009 56th National Tea Examination Technology Tournament Winner (Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award)
2010 57th National Tea Examination Technology Tournament Runner-up
2011 58th Shizuoka Tea Industry Youth Group Tea Judging Technology Competition Winner (Prefectural Governor's Award)
2012 59th Shizuoka Tea Industry Youth Group Tea Examination Technology Competition Winner
2013 60th Shizuoka Tea Industry Youth Group Tea Examination Technology Competition Winner
2017 64th Shizuoka Tea Industry Youth Group Tea Examination Technology Competition Winner
2018 65th Shizuoka Tea Industry Youth Group Tea Judging Technology Competition Winner
2019 66th Shizuoka Tea Industry Youth Group Tea Judging Technology Competition Winner



 
 
I was involved in environmental issues when I was in college.
I've come to understand over the years the importance of going out and growing rice fields, cultivating fields, seeing rainforests, touching the site, and getting to know it personally.
 
I have always had an innate desire for consumers to have more direct accesses and opportunity to come into contact with farming sites.
 
Through organic farming, I've been able to understand the tougher parts of the art and science of cultivation and said method quite technically. In time I was gradually able to create an effective manual, and at a similar rate increase the number of associates, friends, and partners with the same passion to make organic tea in this area.
 
Since this is a mountainous area, there are few diseases and insects, but there are some tea gardens that can hardly be used because they are inevitably damaged by insects during the second tea season in summer. Once killed by an insect, its buds cannot be harvested. This is one of the major challenges in making organic tea.

I think that the recognition that we are stuck of sorts, and reaching a limit, in the industrial society up until now has become more widely undertood.
Doesn't it mean that we all have to change our lifestyle?
 

Takeshi Suzuki (Harunocho Isagawa, Shizuoka Prefecture)
Organic JAS / Production process management manager


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● Born in 1969 in Haruno-cho, Shuchi-gun, Shizuoka Prefecture as the fifth generation of tea producers.
● Department of Agriculture and Forestry at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tsukuba. After graduating, he studied organic farming for a year while working as a research assistant under a university teacher. There, he meets a variety of people involved in organic matter, including farmers, livestock farmers, scholars, consumers, and direct production groups.
● After that, he returned to his hometown and started farming. Start helping his father make tea. Isn't it easy to make tea without pesticides? He started pesticide-free cultivation. However, trial and error of trials continues for several years.
● From around 1996, the relationship with Osada Tea Co., Ltd. began.





 
 
 This is a tea plantation at an altitude of about 400m, and in the summer it's so cool that you don't need a cooler. For the first three years of making it pesticide-free, mites and insects approach. Everyone had a hard time clearing this. In the case of tea, it is only possible if there is a fertilizer shop that provides good organic fertilizer that can be pesticide-free, there is a farmer who wants to be pesticide-free, and there is a tea shop that buys it. The yield of tea is slightly reduced. When I first started, it was said that reefs wouldn't sell even if they were pesticide-free. The motivation for pesticide-free comes out only when there is a customer. Collaborative play between fertilizer shop, farmer and teahouse. It's often said to be genuine, but what is the real thing? Can the real thing be sold? I think that the real thing is to make it in the same situation as nature. Safety should not be okay for adults, but whether it is okay for sperms and eggs. I think plants are different from humans, but if you think that they are with humans, they are familiar with the roots.
We, the Sunagawa Joint Tea Association, gather tea producers from the Harunocho Isagawa and Izumidaira districts surrounded by the nature of the mountains to grow all organic tea. This region is working as one to make this organically grown tea. From now on, we will aim for "real organic tea" that everyone can smile and enjoy with more and more organic feelings and organic hearts. I think that tea made with an organic heart and a gentle heart can only be made into true organic tea.
 
 
 

Katsutoshi Izawa (Izumidaira District, Haruno Town, Shizuoka Prefecture)
Organic JAS / Rating Officer

 

 

"What you can do with OSADA TEA ..."

 
More than 20 years ago, when the world wasn't very interested in organic farming ...
In 1998, Osada Seicha Co., Ltd. was enthusiastic about wanting producers in the Isagawa area of ​​Haruno-cho, Tenryu-ku, Hamamatsu City, who had been cultivating pesticide-free in the Izumidaira / Sunagawa area, to aspire to organic cultivation. I wished.
First, more than a dozen producers switched from pesticide-free to organic farming.
Organically grown tea production started from here.
After repeating trial and error, the organic cultivation technology was solidified, and all the members of the Sunagawa Tea Cooperative Association were called on, and from the spring of 2001, all the members will switch to organic farming.
The following year, the tea plantation of the Sunagawa Joint Tea Making Association in Haruno Town was certified as JAS, and since then, its reputation has become known far away in big cities and overseas, and its quality has been highly evaluated.
Blessed with abundant nature and people, please enjoy the safe and delicious organic tea that has been accumulated over many years and experience.