TEA FARMER INTRODUCTION
Haruo Ogose belongs to a group of farmers (not only tea plants, but all types of food products) who are dedicated to cultivation without pesticides or fertilizers -- organic or otherwise. Truly naturally grown tea leaves, Ogose-san has been farming for some 19 years.
WHY DID YOU START FARMING?
I wanted to do a job that involved nature. When I first started my job, I owned both paddy field and farm. However, I always wanted to work with trees in a mountainous area and because the busy season in paddy field and farming overlapped, I decided to concentrate only on tea. I feel refreshed and purified when I am taking care of the tea plants in a mountainous region surrounded by trees. MESSAGE TO THE WORLD
Simple, pure, and refreshing - not strategic or artificial – is what I want to offer. I want to provide the nature as it is. And this is expressed in the organic, natural flavor of my tea.