Sencha is the most well-known variety of green tea, and the most popular kind in Japan. To make sencha, tea leaves are steamed within a few hours after harvest, to stop the oxidation process, then rolled into needles, thus making sure that the natural green colour of the leaves is preserved.

This process also helps the leaves retain their fragrance and components. Our premium collection of sencha comes from all over Kyushu, directly sourced from small single-estate farmers who have spent years pouring their skills and knowledge into their tea. Thanks to a mild climate, sencha from Kyushu region is usually sweeter and richer in umami than in other areas in Japan.

Producers can grow rare and delicate cultivars that yield extraordinary and rare tea. The precious “Shincha” (New Tea) that tea lovers await with trepidation refers usually to the first sencha of the year, made exclusively from leaves plucked during the first harvest. The area of Chiran has the earliest first harvest of the country.

Indulge in premium sencha, crafted just for you

At IKKYU, we pride ourselves on being the trusted choice of sencha tea enthusiasts from across the globe.

  • Complete traceability

Our commitment to transparency is paramount. We ensure that every leaf in your cup comes with a clear, traceable history, from the lush fields where it was cultivated to your tea table. This guarantees not only quality but also integrity in every sip.

  • Rare and exclusive blends

Savour the unique flavours available solely at IKKYU. Our premium green tea selection is sourced directly from farmers and producers. Each blend is a harmonious tribute to the art of traditional tea making. 

  • Freshness delivered monthly

Freshness is key to a perfect cup of tea. We refresh our stock every month, guaranteeing that the tea delivered to your doorstep is as flavourful as possible as it’s been freshly packed by our producers.

  • Tea-specific brewing instructions

Every tea is different. That’s why we provide specific brewing instructions tailored to each type of tea we offer, helping you brew the perfect cup every time. We are happy to share the recommendations of the producers themselves who know their tea best.

  • Personalised advice

Are you in search of a specific tea or a unique taste? Our Aromatic Profile tool will help you sort our curated collection by flavour profile and body. And if you still hesitate, our friendly team is ready to answer your inquiries and help you make the perfect choice.

  • Reviewed by certified tea instructors

IKKYU’s selections are endorsed and reviewed by certified tea instructors and tea sommeliers. Their expert insights into our teas' flavour profiles, origins and optimal brewing methods enrich your tea experience, ensuring you enjoy each blend to its fullest. Our ever-growing Tasting Corner provides you great insights.  

  • Worldwide shipping

No matter where you are in the world, IKKYU brings the finest sencha tea right to you. 

  • Free delivery

We offer free shipping on all orders starting at $150(*). Shop your favourite tea online, and let us take care of the rest.

(*)Our free shipping threshold may be higher depending on destination due to remote locations, such as Australia or Oceania, or on local security concerns (Ukraine), where freight forwarders apply surcharges. 

  • Supporting our tea producers

We're committed to supporting the passionate producers who cultivate our exceptional teas. Generations of tea farmers and specialists strive to preserve a craft that demands hard work, time and dedication in a fast-paced world. IKKYU recognises the immense value of these efforts and aims to help these artisans connect with an international audience.

Discover the transformative benefits of green tea

Regular consumption of green tea can provide numerous health benefits. For example, green tea is rich in polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which has been demonstrated to boost immune health and aid in heart disease.

The tea amino acid L-theanine is known for its relaxing effects. It can help enhance focus and concentration, reduce stress and promote overall well-being. Visit our Health and Green Tea section for more information.

Elevate your sencha tea experience with IKKYU

Experience the essence of Japan with our exquisite Sencha collection. Indulge in our premium Sencha's sweet, umami-rich flavours and savour the rare "Shincha" from the earliest first harvest of the year.

Order now and immerse yourself in the world of exceptional Japanese sencha tea.

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