International Office / Account Manager
Sugimoto Tea Company is a great company, where you can work in a very international environment with fun people from all different backgrounds. Everyone is motivated to make the company better and share the taste of Sugimoto Tea around the world.
Every day I communicate with customers in the US and other countries, study market trends, and plan how Japanese tea can fit into people’s lifestyles. Sometimes I also visit our factory and tea farms in Shizuoka. There I can talk to the growers and makers of our tea, hear their stories, and learn about their struggles and how passionate they are for making tea.
I travel to many places around the world, visiting different customers from the small locally loved tea shops to busy urban cafés. When I see our tea being enjoyed by people at these places, I’m reminded of the stories of the tea growers and makers in Shizuoka. When all the dots are connected, from where the tea comes from to who enjoys the tea, it really feels amazing to see Japanese tea spread around the world.