Tea Business School

for Tea Entrepreneurs

Tea business school for tea entrepreneurs
  • Introduction

    • Entrepreneurship plays an essential role in introducing quality tea and tea culture to the world. Entrepreneurs can set an example by honouring the authenticity of the processes, as well as through the creation of new tea-related crafts and services.

    • This course is dedicated to individual business owners, who wish to take that step in their respective markets. As a startup, d:matcha has been working through various challenges to change and create a more well-structured Japanese tea industry.We have also been deploying environmentally friendly/sustainable farming methods, and are constantly testing new solutions to tackle our society’s rising aging population.

    • Through our business school, we also aim to create a worldwide network and provide support to ensure the success of each entrepreneur who comes our way. 

  • Target
    Those who plan to start or are already running a tea house, tea shop, café, and/or sweets shop. Please not that this course is not suitable for tea producers.

  • Objectives

    • Business focused prograrmme

    • Practical knowledge including but not limited to: Method of sourcing high quality tea / Means of developing new products / Hands on tea store operation experience

    • Internship with the cafe, kitchen, and tea plantations

    • On-site exposure

    • Networking session with d:matcha alumni

    • Continuous support for your business' success even after completion of the course

Daiki (Lead Coach) 

  • Earned a BA in Agricultural Management from Kyoto University and an MBA from Babson College 

  • Worked for Booz Allen Tokyo and was the youngest senior consultant to be promoted

  • CEO of Doughnut Plant Tokyo and turned the company around for three consecutive years 

  • Founded D-matcha CO., LTD. in 2016 

Basic Information
  • Period : 4days
  • Price : 110,000yen (lunch and tax incuded)
    • If you cancel more than 30 days prior to the start date or within 24 hours of booking, you will receive a full refund. Otherwise, we won't be able to give you a refund.​
  • Class capacity : 5 people
  • Option one: Wazuka-so (hotel)  http://wazukaso.com/English/ 
        12,000JPY (including breakfast and dinner) / per person, per night, shared room/
        Private room options are available at an additional cost.
  • Option two: Share house
        2,000JPY / per person, per night

  • Students are strongly encouraged to participate in an internship with d:matcha either before or after their course
  • We recommend at least a week’s internship for a full learning experience
  • During the internship, we will also have the capacity to introduce tea ceremony masters or pottery studios to students, depending on their needs or area of focus