Competition Sencha

Regular price $975.00
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A unique organic competition level sencha. Produced at less than 50kg per year by master Irie san, you can feel all his love and mastery for this exceptional first harvest tea. Enclosed in a hand gold painted can and wooden box.

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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 (less than 50kg / year) 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.


Net Weight: 120g
Harvest: 2022
Origin: 100% Japanese tea from Yame
Quality and type: Competition Sencha
Organic: Yes JAS
Cultivars: Yabukita, Sae-Midori
Conservation: 1 year unopened
Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening

Producer Information


Irie Toshiro became convinced of the health benefits of green tea when, at 20, he suffered from gallstones and recovered quickly thanks to taking up to drinking green tea from his hometown, Yame.

For 35 years now, Irie san has invested his time and energy to grow 100% chemical- and pesticide-free green tea. As such, he was one of the first tea producers in Japan to embrace organic tea production. Along with his son, he shows the utmost care for his fields and the environment, and is a fervent defender of sustainable agriculture and tea production.

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