Meet the Tea Farmer: Koichi Henta

Many of us love Japanese tea, from rich green matcha, to refreshing bright sencha, to warming roasty hojicha. But do you know where and how your tea is made?

Meet the Tea Farmer live events provide an opportunity to get to know Japanese tea farmers and taste their tea while listening to their stories. By attending the event you will have a chance to learn how they started farming tea, what teas they produce and what philosophy guides them. Even more, you will receive 2 teas made by the tea farmer that you can brew at home during the event!

Our nest guest is Koichi Henta – an experienced tea farmer from Kirishima, Kagoshima and the president of Henta Seicha. Henta-san is the second generation tea farmer – the tea farm was started by his father after the WWII. Henta-san focuses on organic tea and over 90% of tea produced by Henta Seicha is organic. About 4 years ago Henta-san built a Tencha factory and since then organic matcha has grown really popular. This time Henta san would like to introduce to you his Special Organic Sencha and Special Organic Matcha. Join us for an interactive tea time!

*These events are interactive, and participants are more than welcome to engage with the tea farmers and ask questions. To keep the events personable, they are limited to 10 participants.


What: Meet the Tea Farmer: Koichi Henta

When: 8pm-9pm on 24th March (Japan time)

Language: English and Japanese


  • In Japan:
    • 3,500yen/person regular ticket
    • 3,000yen/person member ticket (Tea Fellow and Tea Catalyst)
  • Abroad:
    • 5,500yen/person regular ticket,
    • 5,000yen/person member ticket (Tea Fellow and Tea Catalyst)

*The ticket fee difference in Japan and abroad is due to the difference in the tea shipping costs.

What is included:

  • 1h live event with a tea farmer over Zoom
  • 2 teas (Henta-san’s Special Organic Sencha 40g and Special Organic Matcha 24g),
  • shipping fees

Registration: Click the button below to register for the event and you will receive further information on how to join the event. Your place will be confirmed after the payment is received.


  • 20 days before the event – full refund, excluding transaction fees
  • Less than 20 days before the event  – no refund

*Image source: Kirishima City Tourism Association

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