First flush (shincha 2023)
With only 50kg produced per year, JUKI is Irie san's crown jewel that IKKYU is honored and delighted to propose to our demanding tea lovers.
Notes of persimmon and toasted almond accent the extra sweet and smooth liquor of this extraordinary competition-grade sencha, with hints of steamed bok choy and sweet grass. Its stunning umami leaves a long and delicious round feeling in the mouth.
JUKI comes in 120g in a beautiful lacquered cylinder painted by hand, with delicate gold foils, for the perfect in-season gift. The cylinder is protected by a handmade box made of light and fine-grained paulownia wood.
JUKI, like his little brother JUN
, is among the few organic teas grown in the Yame area. This tea is grown at 400 meters above sea level which allows the tea leaves to absorb more nutrients, minerals, and vitamins.
Made in small quantities by a farmer who relies on the sole power of nature, it is an exceptional and rare tea that even our clients in Japan are surprised to discover.
Irie san’s decades of experience producing organic green tea truly shows with this stunning sencha. His tea has passed the most stringent tests, including those set up in Germany.