Suil Hong was born and raised in Tokyo Japan. He worked to promote Japanese cultural products to an international audience and manage Japanese culture events in New York. It was on a trip home, traveling through his country’s beautiful rural landscapes, where he met traditional Japanese tea makers and a new passion was born.
He was aware of the challenges—both natural and economic—facing Japanese organic tea farmers. Back in America, Suil started a new company, Nodoka, with the mission to connect traditional tea farmers with the rest of the world—taking them into the new, connected economy, while helping to preserve their craft.
There is so much more in these pages that I hope you’ll discover about our mission, our approach, and our recipes. But for now, let me say— I’m glad you’re here. Thanks for joining us on this journey.