KAMAIRICHA

WHAT IS KAMAIRICHA?

Kamairicha is a rare green tea: it accounts for only 2% of all Japanese tea production and is a specialty of Kyushu.

Following a centuries-old tradition, this delicacy is made by pan-frying tea leaves in an iron vessel at 300-450°C. The result is a yellow-green, refreshing, smooth tea with a mildly roasted and rich flavor, with no astringency. Kamairi cha is also known as the “Chinese green tea” in Japan, as the process used to make it was first developed in China.

Originally a specialty of Saga prefecture where only a handful factories remain, kamairicha is now also found in a few tea farms in Miyazaki prefecture. Only a few skillful tea growers still possess the expertise required to produce this tea. IKKYU is delighted to propose some of the best kamairicha of Kyushu to spread awareness about this rare delicacy around the world.

  • YOSHI
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    SHINCHA 2021
    High-Grade Kamairicha
    REGION: 
    MIYAZAKI
    ORGANIC: 
    YES
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    An organic Kamairicha with hints of edamame, cooked spinach, and toasted almond accented by subtle notes of white sesame seed and persimmon.
    PLAIN BAG :
    14 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    17 US$
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  • YOSHIRO
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    SHINCHA 2021
    High-Grade Kamairicha
    REGION: 
    MIYAZAKI
    ORGANIC: 
    NO
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    An aromatic kamairicha with notes of artichoke hearts, daikon, and chestnuts, with subtle hints of roasted corn and toasted peanut. First harvest tea.
    PLAIN BAG :
    12 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    15 US$
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  • TOMOMI
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    SHINCHA 2021
    Premium Kamairicha
    REGION: 
    MIYAZAKI
    ORGANIC: 
    YES
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    An organic kamairicha with notes of toasted hazelnut and white sesame seed carried by notes of butter lettuce and nori. First harvest tea.
    PLAIN BAG :
    12 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    15 US$
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  • TOSHIRO
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    SHINCHA 2021
    High-grade Kamairicha
    REGION: 
    MIYAZAKI
    ORGANIC: 
    yes
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    An organic Kamairicha with a comforting balance of roasted soybean, cooked bok choy, and asparagus notes with a subtle umami. First harvest tea.
    PLAIN BAG :
    11 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    14 US$
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  • TOMOKO
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    SHINCHA 2021
    Premium Kamairicha
    REGION: 
    MIYAZAKI
    ORGANIC: 
    yes
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    A rare and unique organic pan-fired kamairicha. Refreshing and lively, with notes of jasmine, gardenia, buttered spinach, and dried chestnut. First harvest tea.
    PLAIN BAG :
    12 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    15 US$
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  • SHINO
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    NEW PRODUCT
    BEST SELLER
    Competition Kamairicha
    REGION: 
    SAGA
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    This award-winning, competition-grade kamairicha takes you on a unique flavor journey. Enjoy its sweetness, chestnut and fruity notes.
    PLAIN BAG :
    14 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    17 US$
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