Competition Sencha

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The essence of sencha, close to a gyokuro. This competition-grade sencha hand-picked in Oku Yame won national and prefectural awards and ranks among the top of famed Yame sencha.

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2024 first harvest

Crafted by Koga Seicha, YUKARI is a classic competition-grade Yame sencha. With the umami richness of a gyokuro and astringency typical of Yame tea, YUKARI is a standout even within its field.

YUKARI is hand-picked, using only the tenderest first leaves harvested around the "88th night,” the traditional start of spring. Fresh and fragrant, YUKARI offers a unique flavor profile and a light green liquor.

Made from Yabukita cultivar and grown under full sunlight, its round umami and nice levels of astringency will make your mouth water. This competition-grade sencha from the depths of Oku Yame has won national and prefectural awards. 


Net Weight: 100g
Harvest: 2024
Origin: 100% Japanese tea from Yame
Quality and type: Competition Sencha
Organic: No
Cultivars: Yabukita
Conservation: 1 year unopened
Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening

Brewing Instructions

tea leaves Tea for 2
6g to 8g (0.21 – 0.25oz)

water dosimeter Water
150ml / ~5 fl oz

tea spoons Temperature
70C / 158F

time iconTime
30 - 60s

Tasting Guide

Aromatic Profiles


Koga Seicha has some of the deepest roots in the Yame tea world, which in itself is renowned as the tea of choice for gifts for the Tokugawa Shogun. Founded in 1819, Koga Seicha pride themselves in using 200 years worth of development history in conjunction with modern machinery to create high-quality tea.

Koga Seicha is currently headed by ninth-generation president Koga Yoshinobu (古賀善信), a 5th Dan in National Tea Judging. His focus is on high quality tea, no matter what changes they incorporate into a long-standing tradition of tea production.

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