The Future of Japanese Tea Farming

Today, Japanese tea farmers are at a crossroads.

The price of tea is falling and more and more people are leaving the farming industry. Especially in the case of the elderly, there is no one to take over and the tea fields are abandoned.

Here in the Tahara area, the number of abandoned tea fields has also increased. In Hikasa Town, where Tahara Natural Farm is located, there are only four tea farms left. There used to be more than a dozen.

I was not originally a farmer, but a newcomer to tea farming. Then, by chance, I married my husband, a rice and tea farmer.

Tea is a drink that has been enjoyed in Japan since ancient times. But nowadays, it has lost its position to coffee and carbonated drinks, and young people in particular don’t seem to drink it much.

On top of that, the food and beverage industry has stagnated due to Covid 19, which has caused a sharp decline in tea consumption and the price of tea has dropped.

I’m trying hard to find a way to fix this.

Tawara Natural Farm uses natural farming methods to grow tea in an environment as close to nature as possible, without using any pesticides or chemical fertilizers.

Importers and wholesalers are welcome.
Suppliers who are planning to deal in tea are also welcome.
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