Chiran is also known as "The little Kyoto of Satsuma". This is where Hamada Blend sell our delicious Chiran tea. Naturally it can be used at home, but also as a gift or souvenir. Tasting is also available, so feel free to drop in.
Delicious tea, from Chiran
We're waiting for you to come and visit
- 17385 Kori, Chirancho, Minamikyushu-shi,
Kagoshima, Japan 897-0302
Hamada Industries Co., Ltd. is a tea merchant that continues to carefully grow and sell tea in Chiran.
and going forward
Founded Hamada Tea as an individual
When previous owner Masaharu Hamada was 40 years old, he retired from his job of 17 years at the Chiran Agricultural Cooperative Association, and founded Hamada Tea as an individual. Since he didn't have a factory, he rented part of Nishitaru Mizu Chagyou and mixed unrefined tea. Deciding that he would ""Sell only strictly selected domestic (produced in Kagoshima) tea"", Masaharu's attitude and the taste of the tea were rated highly at the largest tea market at the time, Shizuoka Prefecture tea market. As a result, he was recognised as an individual shipper by the Shizuoka tea market, which at the time only allowed for shipping at the prefecture level.
Collection point and office in Shimoide established. Together with his wife Yukie the two often work past 1am.
While increasing performance, Hamada Industries Co., Ltd. is established. There are 2 employees.
Start retail sales
In order to accommodate the increasing amount of tea leaves being handled, a collection and tea blending facility is established at the current location (Chiran). Retail sales begin in part of the office.
New processing facilities established in response to the expanding sales market.
In order to respond to the increasing demand for bottled tea and tea bags, a second factory is established. A storage warehouse is also constructed.
"Ocha no Hamada" is constructed
Chiran being a tourist spot, in order to create a store for Chiran tea that tourists could easily visit, "Ocha no Hamada" is constructed. Full-scale retailing begins.
Shinichi, the eldest son of the family, assumes his role as the second president. 17 employees.
In response to demand from overseas sales channels, JAS Organic certification is acquired.
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17385 Kori, Chirancho, Minamikyushu-shi,kagoshima, Japan 897-0302
TEL : +81(0)993-83-2851