Kabusecha green tea leaves from Japan


Premium Kabusecha

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The shading of this tea leads to strong umami characteristics, with notes of pine and narcissus, as well as bok choy, nori and artichoke. First harvest tea.

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SAWA is a beautiful representation of Kiya san’s craftsmanship. This kabusecha has deep-green, needle-shaped leaves, indicative of the shading process that this tea undergoes prior to harvesting.

The shading of this tea leads to more developed umami characteristics accented with notes of pine and narcissus. Its complex and aromatic liquor has notes of bok choy, nori, and artichoke. This tea can be steeped multiple times, and its distinctive layers can be enjoyed throughout the day.


Net Weight: 50g
Harvest: 2022
Origin: 100% Japanese tea from Yame
Quality and type: Premium Kabusecha
Organic: No
Cultivars: Kabukita, Okumidori
Conservation: 1 year unopened
Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening

Producer Information


Kiya Yasuhiko the Third (heir and third owner of Kiya-horyouen) is a certified Japanese Tea Appraiser (out of a total of 39 in Japan). He works to spread new ideas and concepts about Japanese tea and promote Yame tea, gyokuro and tea culture in general.

We are honored to propose Kiya san’s incredible teas and be able to collaborate together on new ways to enjoy green tea by going beyond the traditional approach.

Kiya san has developed exclusive teas for IKKYU. His deep and unique knowledge of tea along with the quality of Kiya san’s products will lift you to the highest levels of Japanese green tea.

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