Miyazaki Sabou

Miyazaki Sabou

 Gokase is the premier region for the relatively rare, pan roasted green tea, kamairicha. It’s here, tucked in mountainous highlands of NW Miyazaki prefecture that Akira-san and family craft multi-award winning, JAS organic kamairicha, sannenbancha and black tea. 

 Miyazaki Sabou’s tea fields are found at a relatively high altitude, around 650m, and, although located closer towards the tropical belt,  summer evenings are cooler and winters are cold.  This contrast hardens the plants, concentrating their essence much the same as harder conditions can enhance the flavour of wine grapes.  

1985 - Returned to organic farming methods

2001 - Granted JAS organic certification

2002 - Emperor’s Cup honour at Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Festival

2003 - Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) award for kamairicha at All Japan Tea Ceremony

2006 - MAFF Award for kamairicha at Kyushu Tea Exhibition

2008 - UK Great Taste Award Gold for wakoucha, black tea

2014 - Nihoncha Award Grand Prize and Platinum award

2016 - Nihoncha Award for kamairicha

2017 - Nihoncha Award Platinum award for kamaircha and Special award for hojicha

2018 - Special award for wakoucha, black tea