Kei Nishida is a Japanese green tea enthusiast, writer, and founder and CEO of Japanese Green Tea Company in Portland, Oregon. His passion for introducing America to the tea of his homeland was the catalyst for creating the only company that brings high-quality tea from Arahataen Green Tea Farms to the USA, India, and the rest of the world.
Having spent his early years in Japan, Kei has been passionate about green tea throughout his life. He credits his first career as a software engineer at Hewlett Packard (HP) to his interest in science, research, and writing, which fueled his drive to source the best green tea for a wider audience today. He is also drawn to the research-driven approach of Arahataen Green Tea Farms in utilizing the best technology for every batch.
Kei holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. His published work can be found in Fresh Cup Magazine, Yoga Digest Magazine, and T-Ching, among others. He is also the author of four published books related to matcha and green tea.
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