About Sawadaen

About us

Sawadaen is based in Kagoshima, the second largest producer of tea in Japan.
Kagoshima is blessed with a natural environment suitable for growing tea, and tea fields cover a wide area from mountainous regions to vast areas, producing fragrant new tea at the beginning of April, the earliest in Japan.
Kagoshima Prefecture has a wider variety of tea varieties than the rest of Japan, and popular varieties such as "Sae Midori," "Asatsuyu," "Yabukita," "Yutaka Midori," "Asanoka," and "Okumidori" are actively produced here.
We mainly deal in Chiran tea, which is highly reputed both within and outside of the prefecture. We aim to produce teas with a deep flavor and sweetness through our unique processing techniques.

Masayoshi Sawada, President and Representative

Company Profile

Company name Ocha no Sawadaen Co., Ltd.
〒891-0122 3-11 Minamiei, Kagoshima City Tea industry complex
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FAX number 099-267-0353
Board of Directors Ryozo Sawada, Chairman of the Board, President and Representative Director Masayoshi Sawada, Director and Senior Managing Director Takehiko Sawada, Director and Officer Ritsuko Sawada
Correspondent Banks Kagoshima Bank Wholesale Honmachi Branch, Miyazaki Bank Kagoshima Minami Branch, Kagoshima Shinkin Bank Nan-ei Branch, Shoko Chukin Bank Kagoshima Branch
Line of business Processing and sales of green tea (retail and wholesale within and outside the prefecture)
Number of employees 37 (as of April 2018) including 7 tenants
Member organizations National Tea Merchant Cooperative Association, Kagoshima Tea Merchant Cooperative Association

History of the company

1946 (Showa 21) Chairman Kenji Sawada founded the company privately as Sawada Tea Shop.
1972 (Showa 47) The tea industry complex cooperative was established at the same time as the new tea market was built in Nansakae 3-chome, and a factory and office were established at Nansakae 3-11.
1982 (Showa 57) The company was reorganized from Sawada Chasho to a limited company, Ocha no Sawadaen.
1987 (Showa 62)
The head office was relocated to a new building in the tea industry complex (Minami-Sakae 3-chome).
1993 (Heisei 5) The company was reorganized from a limited liability company to a joint-stock company, and Ryozo Sawada was appointed as the representative director.
1998 (Heisei 10) The head office was expanded, and a new tea processing plant was built on the first floor and a new packaging plant was built on the second floor.
2010 (Heisei 22)
Obtained ISO9001:2008 certification on March 25, 2010.
2017 (Heisei 29) Obtained FSSC22000 certification on April 8, 2017.
Year 2018 (2018) Masayoshi Sawada was appointed as President and Representative Director of Ocha no Sawadaen Co. after the general meeting of the board of directors on April 24, 2018. Ryozo Sawada was accordingly appointed Chairman and Representative Director.
Year 2019 Ryozo Sawada, Chairman and Representative Director of Tea Sawada En Co., Ltd. assumed the position of President of Kagoshima Tea Commercial Cooperative Association after the election of officers at the 46th Ordinary General Meeting and the 2nd Board of Directors Meeting in 2019 on March 26, 2019.


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