We buy in tea from a tea-producing area, finish and manufacture tea products, and produce tea on a commercial basis from first to last.

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Trade name

Tsuboichi Seicha Honpo Co., Ltd.

Location

1-14-18 Takashinohama, Takaishi-city, Osaka

Foundation

March of Kaei 3 (1850)

Capital stock

15,000,000 yen

Representative

Junichi Tanimoto, representative director

Number of employees

65

Main bank

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Hamadera Branch
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ,Ltd., Hagoromo Branch
The Shoko Chukin Bank, Sakai Branch
The Senshu Bank, Ltd., Takaishi Branch

Business profile

Manufacturing and wholesale of tea
Development of Chinese tea and healthy tea

Office and factory Head Office:
1-14-18 Takashinohama, Takaishi-city, Osaka 592-0004
Second Factory:
4-8 Takashinohamacho, Takaishi-city, Osaka 592-0006
Daimaru Shinsaibashi Store:
1-7-1 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0985
Shizuoka Refrigerator:
Wakamatsu, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-city 420-0006
   

Company History

March of Kaei 3 (1850)

March 1850  "Tsuboichi" was established as a tea wholesale business in Sakai City, Osaka

September of Showa 20 (1945)

September 1945  Moved to present location in Takaishi City, Osaka due to war devastation

March of Showa 38 (1963)

March 1963  Began importing tea from Taiwan

March of Showa 56 (1981)

March 1981  Tsuboichi’s president received a commendation from the Taiwan Tea Association

September of Showa 61 (1986)

September 1986  Opened a shop in Ito-Yokado Sakai supermarket

April of Showa 63 (1988)

April 1988  Opened a shop in Daimaru Osaka Shinsaibashi department store

February of Heisei 3 (1991)

February 1991  Tsuboichi Seicha (Tea Manufacturing) Honpo Co., Ltd. was established

October of Heisei 3 (1991)

October 1991  Opened shop in Kansai Super Market Kongo (now closed)

May of Heisei 6 (1994)

May 1994  Japanese Traditional Food Co., Ltd. was established

August of Heisei 7 (1995)

August 1995  Opened Shanghai office, invested in a factory there

April of Heisei 15 (2003)

April 2003  C. H. A. Co., Ltd. was established.

December of Heisei 18 (2006)

December 2006  Built Tsuboichi Factory # 2

Company Policy

Tsuboichi's Truth We search for "more"

The Truth behind Tsuboichi:
The Search for Excellence

What is important is not that we train specialists in tea so much as the fact that working at Tsuboichi will gradually make one a specialist in tea.

It’s not easy to be certified as a tea appraiser. Much knowledge and skill must be acquired.

But the real specialist is someone with a Tsuboichi's Passion for excellence. How can tea be made better? What kind of service will make the customer happy? These are the kind of questions they should continually be asking. And as they steadily accumulate experience, one naturally acquires the knowledge and skill needed to be a specialist.

 
Spirit Resulted from daily accumulation

Determination that comes from Sticking with it

By working at Tsuboichi, we gain companions. Those companions encourage us and motivate us. That motivation leads to positive action, from which we gain confidence and courage. That confidence and courage makes good tea, and leads to the customer saying the words, “It tastes great!” And because of those words, we gain more confidence, which leads us to the ongoing pursuit of making great-tasting tea. Even today, we and our friends are working hard to make great-tasting tea.
In this way, as we steadily accumulate experience, when you drink Tsuboichi tea, it gives you a feeling of relaxation and peace. Above all, that gives us real pleasure and we believe it spreads the seeds of joy all over the world.
  

A word from the president

At Tsuboichi, there is no one whose job is to serve tea. Whenever someone visits any of our staff, we serve tea for them ourselves.
And even though I am president, it is the same for me, as well. When someone comes to visit me, I serve them tea.
That is because serving tea is never just proper etiquette. We believe that it shows our attitude toward the other person. This attitude should be one of respect, kindness, friendliness, love and thanks. Also, this attitude should be reflected in each and every product we make, and we want everyone to feel it when they drink Tsuboichi tea. At the same time, we hope that the attitude we gain from serving tea to the person in front of us will make difference in our world, no matter how small. It is to this end that we continue to do our best.
  Jun’ichi Tanimoto President and CEO