The holidays are approaching, and we’re here to help with your last-minute shopping needs. From sencha enthusiasts to first-time drinkers, we point you in the direction of selections for every person on your shopping list.

Looking for a modest stocking stuffer or a stunning centerpiece? Our guide has it all. If you are still undecided, why not browse our all year round Gift Ideas page ? You will find anything a tea beginner or a fine connoisseur could wish.

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For Green Tea Beginners

If you want to tempt a tea drinker who has yet to explore the wide world of sencha, why not ease them in gently? ATSUKO, NAOMI and IKKI are our suggestions, each providing a vivid window into the delights of Kyushu sencha. IKKI, our excellent twig tea, is an especially popular choice among our clients, perhaps because of its incredible aroma—an affordable sensation.

ATSUKO - High-Grade Sencha

Regular price $19.99
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IKKI - High-Grade Shiraore

Regular price $19.99
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NAOMI - Premium Organic Sencha

Regular price $19.99
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A Little Something

These teas are a treat to stave off a winter chill, and provide a slightly different experience for curious drinkers. KOHEI is Gaba-rich and perfect for a soothing, cozy night in; JIRO hojicha is captures a crackling fire in a nutty, flavorful cup; and MASAMI is our roasty toasty perfect genmaicha.

Regular price $19.99
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JIRO - Premium Organic Houjicha

Regular price $19.99
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MASAMI - Premium Organic Genmaicha

Regular price $19.99
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30 to 75 USD

For the Matcha Maniacs

We recommend a silver can of our MIYUKI matcha as a welcome addition to any matcha lover’s collection. Consider this a delicious replacement to a bottle of fine wine you might send along this holiday season. A fan favourite.

MIYUKI - Premium Organic Matcha

Regular price $19.99
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A Whisk Above

Give your matcha-drinking friend a truly exquisite addition to their matcha set. The KUBO SABUN whisk is painstakingly hand-made by a 24th generation master. This elevated tool will take your sado practice to the next level.

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KUBO SABUN
KUBO SABUN
KUBO SABUN
KUBO SABUN
KUBO SABUN
KUBO SABUN
KUBO SABUN

KUBO SABUN - Dark Bamboo Matcha Whisk

Regular price $32.00
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Description

This elegant handmade matcha chasen in dark bamboo has 100 bristles and is suitable for whisking both thick (koicha) and thin (usucha) matcha. Easy to use and long-lasting, this whisk is used by tea ceremony teachers across Japan. It is decorated with a beautiful handwoven red thread.

Made in Takayama (Nara prefecture) by Kubo Masaki, the 24th generation of a chasen-making family, and recognized as National Living Treasure for his skills.

Origin
100% handmade dark bamboo whisk from Takayama (Japan)

Use
For making thin Usucha (薄茶) and thick Koicha (濃茶) matcha

Quality and Type
Dark bamboo; 100 bristles

Dimensions:
H: 12 cm, diameter: 6 cm

Use instructions

Handmade whisks are more fragile than those made in a factory because the bristles are much thinner. To avoid bending the bristles and breaking the chasen, don't press the tip of the chasen against the bottom of the bowl. 

Learn all you need to know about how to use a handmade chasen to prepare matcha with our tea instructor, Yuka san!

Care instructions

Before using a chasen for the first time, let it set in hot water for 10 minutes in your matcha bowl, head down. Only dip half of the hosaki, the strings of the chasen, in the water.

Afterward, wet the chasen a little before every use to soften the bristles for making more foam and prevent damaging them.

Cleaning instructions

Rinse your matcha whisk carefully by whisking it in clear hot water in the same bowl you used for preparing your matcha. Running water is acceptable but only if the flow is light, to avoid damaging the strings. If needed, use your fingers to gently remove remaining matcha.

Do not let the bamboo sit in water as it will damage the whisk. Do not put your matcha whisk in the dishwasher, dryer or use any dish soap!

Afterward, store your chasen either strings facing up (never directly in contact with a surface), or better yet, use a chasen holder (kusenaoshi) that will allow the bristles to dry and keep their shape.


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A Delight to Hold

A striking teacup is the perfect enhancement to a cup of tea. For a sophisticated touch of local clay, the white MADARA TEACUP captures a an early, snowy morning with the hint of a dark pine forest in the background. For a matcha cup that captures the colours of the season, the KEMARI BALL MATCH BOWL delivers a traditional striped ball design edged in gold.

Nakazato Tarouemon XIV
Nakazato Tarouemon XIV
Nakazato Tarouemon XIV
Nakazato Tarouemon XIV
Nakazato Tarouemon XIV
Nakazato Tarouemon XIV
Nakazato Tarouemon XIV
Nakazato Tarouemon XIV

MADARA CUP

Regular price $52.00
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Description

A delicate and exquisite white tea cup in clay, made in accordance with the Madara Karatsu style (going back to the 16th century), also called “White Karatsu ware”. This cup was glazed with an opaque high silica, using rice straw ash, which melts and interacts with the iron in the clay body and the ash from the pinewood used in the kiln.

This creates a milky surface mottled with spots or areas of blue and black. An exceptional tea cup handmade at the kiln of the 14th generation Nakazato Tarouemon in Karatsu, under his direct supervision.

Sold in a wooden box decorated with hand calligraphy, for a special gift.

Dimensions

Height: 6.2 cm
Diameter: 6.8 cm
Capacity: 80ml

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Miyaji Eiko
Miyaji Eiko
Miyaji Eiko
Miyaji Eiko
Miyaji Eiko

MIYAJI EIKO - Kemari Bowl

Regular price $26.00
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Description

A nice and elegant cream matcha bowl (chawan) in ceramics with a kemari ball design, from the Miyaji Eiko kilns. A kemari ball was a kind of football used by courtiers at the Imperial court in pre-modern times.

Recommended for matcha and tea ceremony beginners.

Miyaji Eiko is the name of a famous matcha-making brand in Kyoto and represents the hard work and skills of several bowl designers, potters and painters specialized in ceramics painting, all coming together to bring premium quality chawan at a reasonable price for everyday use. This 'division of labor' between specialists makes it possible to produce affordable high-quality bowls. Miyaji Eiko bowls are inspired by traditional and unique pieces.

Height: 7,5cm - 2.95 inches
Diameter: 12,5cm - 4.9 inches

To enjoy your matcha, it is recommended to use a bowl designed for its preparation as well as a chasen (bamboo whisk). A bamboo scoop will provide the exact quantity (2g). (Whisk and scoop sold separately)

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No More Gift Baskets

Instead of a plastic-wrapped bunch of pears, give the gift of quality tea with our IKKYU EXCELLENCE BOX. This selection of teas (SATORI, MITSUE, and AIKO) are perfect for gyokuro fans and a brilliant introduction to the genre for others.

IKKYU - Excellence Box

Regular price $19.99
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Description

This gift box brings together 3 x 50g of some of the finest green teas made in Kyushu, and is the perfect gift for the most discerning tea connoisseurs looking for an unforgettable experience.
Enjoy the incredible taste range and powerful umami of MITSUE Competition-grade Sencha, SATORI Dento Hon Gyokuro, and AIKO Premium Sencha. The teas are wrapped by an extra thin sheet of traditional Japanese paper (Washi).

The box includes a detailed description of each tea, brewing instructions and the producers' profiles. The teas are wrapped by an extra thin sheet of traditional Japanese paper (Washi). The box includes a detailed description of each tea, brewing instructions and the producers' profiles.

100 USD & UP

The Whole Package

If you’ve a loved one or friend who enjoys meditative moments in the morning, might we suggest the LUXURY MATCHA SET? A health-conscious alternative to a fine espresso or the ever-present morning latte, this matcha set includes everything needed to convert your friends to the matcha experience. Function, beauty, and flavor all wrapped in an elegant Ikkyu box.

Luxury Matcha Set

Regular price $19.99
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Shock and Awe

Bring out the big guns with the highest quality gyokuro for those with the most discerning palette. SATSUKI, our dento hon gyokuro, is excellence bar none. A handpicked blent of two incredible cultivars, it is guaranteed to enchant and impress. A special selection by Tea Master Kiya san.

SATSUKI - Premium Dento Hon Gyokuro

Regular price $19.99
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