dedicated to organic farming since 1973
Orita Nobuo san was 24 years-old when he inherited his family tea farm and factory from his father, in 1970. Established in 1960, Orita-en tea plantation decided to turn to organic tea already in the 1970s, but it took them 20 years of trial and errors to find the right method that would yield a satisfactory result. They received the JAS organic certification in 2000 when it was first launched.
The fields of Orita-en cover 25 ha in Chiran area. Their teas benefits from the rich soil and the mild climate of the Kagoshima peninsula. Their products are the results of both a great environment and careful work. Tea trees that grow according to organic standards and methods tend to become deficient because their metabolism is activated and requires a large amount of nutrients and trace elements. Relying on scientific data, Orita-en selects the type and quantity of nutrients necessary by performing original soil analysis and fertilization design. Using microorganisms, they can achieve synergy with fertilizer agents and obtain a highly efficient control.
Orita-en is a family-run company committed to increase their exports. Today, Orita Nobuo san is assisted by his son, Mitsushi san, who travels abroad to promote Orita-en tea all around the world. They are already selling to the US, Taiwan and Hong Kong and they look forward to serving European customers as well. The Orita family firmly believes that good green tea offers peace of mind and helps the body remaining healthy.
International and national praise
1996: First prize, National Tea Competition
1997: First prize, National Tea Competition
1998: First prize, National Tea Competition, Ministry Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries
2000: First prize, National Tea Competition
2000: JAS Certification
2012: Best prize, Hong Kong International Tea Fair Competition
2013: Excellence Award, Hong Kong International Tea Fair Competition
2015: Best prize, Hong Kong International Tea Fair Competition