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Matcha chasen in dark bamboo with 100 bristles, for whisking both thick and thin matcha. 100% made in Japan by a 24th generation master.
Long Handmade Chasen
This long-handled matcha whisk is perfect to stir and whisk any kind of drinks, from matcha to coffee. Handmade chasen, 100% made in Japan by a 24th generation master.
Hand Made Chasen
Handmade bamboo matcha whisk (chasen) with 100 bristles. Ideal for your daily bowl of matcha. 100% made in Japan by a 24th generation master.
Sencha & Matcha Blend
A refreshing blend of premium organic sencha (first harvest) and organic matcha. With its vibrant color, it’s what you need for summer.
Gyokuro & Sencha set
This gift box is another creation of Koga san in Yame and is made of 125g of Yame sencha and 125g of Dento hon gyokuro. Both are competition-grade and awarded green teas.
Tea Canister & Pouch
An elegant tea canister made of 100% recycled steel with sealing lid, with a matching pouch. Both items are made in Japan. Different sizes and color available.
Back again ! A dento-hon gyokuro from Yame with a full-bodied liquor with notes of nori, steamed artichoke hearts, and dried lily. A true gem from Hoshinomura.
Premium White Tea
An exclusive premium white tea from Yame. Sweet, umami-packed, low in caffeine and with high contents of amino acids. Prepare it like a sencha, enjoy it like a gyokuro!
Premium White Tea
Sweet, umami-packed, low in caffeine and with high contents of amino acids. Prepare it like a sencha, enjoy it like a gyokuro!
High-Grade Organic Sencha
A sweet high-grade organic sencha from Yame with a wonderful full-bodied mouthfeel, with notes of artichoke and chestnut. Comes in 100g bag !
Premium Organic Koucha
An organic benifuki black tea (koucha) with a copper-hued liquor, bright apricot and blackberry notes with a malty finish.
A unique Japanese black tea (koucha) with sakura leaves. Its gold-hued liquor has notes of clover honey, black cherry, and barley syrup. A must try !
Handmade Tea Set for Gyokuro
A delicate and tiny tea set combining a handmade Tokoname teapot (kyusu) and two cups in red clay, designed to prepare your favorite gyokuro.
Limited Special Edition
A limited-edition competition-grade Dento Hon Gyokuro from Yame. A blend of yamakai and kanaya midori, a concentration of umami and sweetness that comes in 5 bags of 8g in a beautiful wooden box.
Premium Organic Hojicha
A unique premium organic houjicha from Yame, packed with flavor. Made from first-harvest green tea, with no pesticide nor chemicals.
Premium Organic Matcha
A premium and exceptional ceremonial-grade organic matcha. A must-have for all matcha lovers. Perfectly balanced, low-key astringency and packed with umami, this first-flush matcha is a pure delight.
AN INCREDIBLE SELECTION
Only Green Tea, All Green Teas
All of our teas are directly sourced from the farmers and we are proud to offer the widest selection of green-tea types in Kyushu for you: Gyokuro, Kabusecha, Sencha, Matcha, Shiraore, as well as less known but extraordinary types, Tamaryokucha, Kamairicha a rare specialty tea from Kyushu and white green-tea.
We have toured all the prefectures of Kyushu to meet dedicated and enthusiastic producers who are delighted to share their teas with buyers overseas. Since we all live in Kyushu, we have this extraordinary chance to visit the areas and producers all year long and build a true relationship with them. For many of the producers, IKKYU is their only way to reach out foreign audience, and we are the story tellers of their success abroad. Take the time to hear their story and let them show you their beautiful land.
All our teas are packed by the producers themselves for optimal conservation and then wrapped by IKKYU. By the way, our packaging is very special: we wish to offer you a complete experience with not only great tea, but also beautiful wrapping for your own pleasure or for making a nice present to your friends, family or even colleagues. And as usual, our site is free of any pop-up window, enjoy this calm visit into the realm of the finest Japanese green tea.
IKKYU green teas are all of impeccable quality, we only focus on premium grade teas. They are picked and processed with the utmost care by our partner producers who pack them on site before supplying us.
Whether you are looking for delicious teas to drink every day, or some more exceptional and rare brews, IKKYU green teas are just for you.
IKKYU offers you a wide and diverse choice of Japanese green teas. Many of them are still barely known overseas. You will find here teas as different as matcha, tamaryokucha, sencha or dento hon gyokuro : the king of all green teas.
For many of them, it is the first time that they are made available to customers outside Japan.
Our dynamic and experienced team is at your disposal, and will handle all your inquiries, directly from Japan.
Are you looking for a specific tea? A particular taste? You have questions about the health benefits of green tea? You would like to make a gift but don’t know where to start? Drop us a line and we will get back to you right away.
what is matcha ?
Matcha (抹茶) is a fine powdered green tea made from tencha leaves (shaded leaves) that benefits from high theanine contents. Matcha combines an elegant aroma and sweetness, and brings a pleasant state of relaxation to both body and mind. Because the leaf powder is dissolved in hot water, all of the tea nutrients are ingested, including those that are not water-soluble (vitamin A, protein, vitamin E, minerals, dietary fibers).
In Japan, matcha is enjoyed during the Tea Ceremony, according to the Sado principles. Even if you are no specialist, to prepare your daily matcha, you will need several key accessories, such as a chawan (matcha bowl), chashaku (bamboo scoop), a chasen (matcha whisk) and a kusenaoshi (chasen holder). Since 2021, our shop includes handmade chasen made in Takayama, Nara prefecture, with 100% Japanese bamboo. Feel free to browse our tea accessories section to complete or start your collection.
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"Tea is nought but this: first you heat the water,
then you make the tea.
Then you drink it properly.
That is all you need to know."
Sen no Rikyu
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