Koichi Tozaka

(Director, fourth generation)

Farm: Tozaka Chaen

Years in Operation: 59 (Originally we employed pan-frying, but in 1978, the year I was born we changed to steaming.)

Cultivation Area: 2 ha

Hobbies: Anything related to tea and the ocean; spending time with his family

By sticking to manual cultivation as much as possible, our unique, warm taste is born in tea that is carefully rolled pan by pan. We hope to make tea that is a true delicacy, giving cheer to people’s lives while also responding to changes in Japanese lifestyle and deepening partnerships with both domestic and overseas manufacturers in ways that go beyond the regular role of the tea farmer.