Shinya Fukuda

(third generation)

Farm: Fukudaen

Cultivation Area: 8 ha

Hobbies: Enjoying my own time; eating soba; reading manga

We use an organic fertilizer that we mix ourselves and cultivate tea varieties suited to the local soil. We roll the tea leaves carefully and deliberately so as not to break them during the production process. While tea consumption in Japan today is in decline, Sonogi tea has a lot of potential if our passion can be conveyed to consumers. With confidence and pride as tea farmers, we continue to make efforts to pioneer the future of tea.