Tea Your Customers Will Love, A Bulk Supplier You Can Rely On
Founded in 1946 by Zenichi Sugimoto, Sugimoto Tea Company has been a pioneer in producing consumer favorite loose leaf Japanese green teas and matcha. Today, we are one of the largest suppliers of bulk matcha and other Japanese green teas to the US.
If you need to source Japan direct green teas in large volumes, we’re here to help. From bulk ceremonial or culinary matcha to sencha fannings, hojicha powder, rare Japanese black teas, and more, we can help supply the teas your customers need.
Consumers want a few simple things from your products that can be hard to find in other tea suppliers including:
Quality tea that is healthy and delicious
Safe tea that doesn’t contain foreign objects and has been tested
Ethical tea made in an environmentally friendly and socially responsible way
In addition to those qualities, you also need:
Consistency in quality and delivery
The ability to customize and even blend your tea at origin
Multiple grade options from the most economical to premium
Excellent customer service and communication
Quality and Authenticity
The Sugimoto family has been making Japanese green tea and matcha for three generations and have a network of skilled farmers across Japan from whom we can source the best leaves for any project. Thanks to this legacy of skilled craftsmanship and the relationships we’ve built with farmers, we make authentic Japanese matcha and other green teas that are beloved by people all across the globe.
But quality is about more than the final taste of the tea. We take pride in standardizing quality through all of our processes. The first step in our manufacturing is safely receiving the tea at our processing facility. We have a pressurized receiving area so that foreign material will not enter our factory when the door is opened. Our state of the art equipment and testing ensures that the matcha and other Japanese green teas are safe and handled properly.
For large orders and the most economical pricing, we provide bulk matcha and other green teas by the 15 kg-30 kg case. To ensure a safe delivery, cases consist of sturdy, double-walled cardboard boxes lined with aluminum-polymer bags that are nitrogen-flushed and sealed for maximum storage life and freshness. Unopened boxes retain freshness for two years or more with proper storage.
For testing of matcha and other green teas, we have relationships with a network of labs, both in the US and Japan, to conduct a full range of safety and nutritional analyses. Organic, Kosher, Non-GMO, and FSSC22000 certifications ensure safety and meticulous record-keeping at all stages of the production process.
Over the last several years, the demand for certified organic matcha has exploded. More consumers than ever before are relying upon the USDA Certified Organic logo to trust their matcha products. Not only did we obtain Japanese and USDA Organic Certification in order to be able to manufacture organic bulk matcha, but we also worked with farmers to convince them to transition their fields to organic as well.
Environmental and Social Responsibility
At Sugimoto Tea Company, we care about our environmental impact. This is why we take many measures to protect the environment of the Japanese countryside where we produce matcha and other green teas. From Chagusaba to solar panels, read more here about our commitment to being environmentally sustainable.
If you’re looking for fair trade matcha and other green teas, sourcing directly from Japan is one of the best ways to go. Japan is a fully developed country where tea farmers and their families have easy access to healthcare and education, and are protected by labor safety laws.
Different companies and products have different needs for matcha and other tea projects. From economical to premium, we have a wide range of grades of matcha and other green tea available to fit your needs. If you’re unsure of what you need, your dedicated account manager will help you narrow down the options and recommend the best tea for your project.
Looking to make a green tea-flavored confection or create a functional matcha based herbal blend? Sugimoto Tea Company is experienced in providing bulk ingredient grade teas, whether they be in leaf or powder form. Our Japanese headquarters is equipped with industrial grade grinders, allowing for any of our teas to be ground according to your custom mesh specifications.
Want to produce your own blended matcha or create a loose leaf blended with herbals? We have a dedicated blending facility so you don’t need to go through a third party co-packer to get the tea blends you need.
If you’re looking for bulk tea bags, the Sugimoto factory also has the capability to produce tea bags of different shapes and from different materials, including compostable tea bags. We stock four different lines of tea bags regularly in our Redmond, WA warehouse, including 100-count bulk packaging. For those interested in customization, we can produce your ideal tea bag from your choice of materials, shape, and tea blend.
Expect great customer service with Sugimoto Tea Company. Our knowledgeable account managers are based at our US office in Redmond, WA, and will always give you timely responses. Regardless of whether you are inquiring about a new project, you’d like to discuss our private label capabilities, or you need assistance with labeling requirements, we’re here to help and are flexible to meet your needs.