YAME TEA

YAME TEA

Located in Fukuoka, northern Kyushu, Yame is the sixth largest tea region of Japan and is home to 1,500 growers who have dedicated their lives to making some the best teas that Japan can offer. While it produces only 3% of Japanese tea, Yame is renowned throughout Japan and overseas for its award-winning dento hon gyokuro, the King of green tea, the nec plus ultra of Japanese tea.

Thanks to the hard work of about two hundred specialized producers, Yame dento hon gyokuro has received the top national prizes for ten consecutive years, reflecting the skills and hard work of its producers.

But Yame isn’t only about this precious « jade dew » delicacy. Thanks to a wonderful micro-climate, its pristine water from the mountains, a rich soil and skills honed by hundred of years of experience, Yame tea growers produce a large range of Japanese green teas, from sencha to shiraore, kabusecha to matcha, as well as flavor-packed koucha (‘red tea’), known overseas as Japanese black tea.

Since the beginning of our venture, IKKYU has had the honor to work with several Yame producers, many of them behind some of our bestselling teas. Today, we bring the spotlight on them, including to a brand new member of the IKKYU network, Harashima san, who makes of the finest koucha (black tea)  that you can taste.

IRIE Shunnosuke

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JUN
High-Grade Sencha
$14-$17
REGION :
YAME
ORGANIC :
Yes
A delicious organic sencha. Notes of persimmon and toasted almond accent a smooth liquor with notes of steamed bok choy and sweet grass.
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JIRO
Premium Houjicha
$14
REGION :
YAME
ORGANIC :
Yes
A unique premium organic houjicha accented with notes of maple sap, toasted hazelnut, and light caramel. Made from first-harvest green tea with no pesticide or chemicals.
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JIRO Powder
Premium Houjicha
$15-$18
REGION :
YAME
ORGANIC :
Yes
Roasted and expertly processed, this premium organic houjicha powder is the perfect option for making hot and iced houjicha lattes.
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  • JUN
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    High-Grade Sencha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    Yes
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    A delicious organic sencha. Notes of persimmon and toasted almond accent a smooth liquor with notes of steamed bok choy and sweet grass.
    PLAIN BAG :
    14 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    17 US$
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  • JIRO
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    Premium Houjicha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    Yes
    WEIGHT: 
    100G / 3.53 OZ
    A unique premium organic houjicha accented with notes of maple sap, toasted hazelnut, and light caramel. Made from first-harvest green tea with no pesticide or chemicals.
    PLAIN BAG :
    14 US$
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    SHINCHA 2020
    Premium Houjicha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    Yes
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    Roasted and expertly processed, this premium organic houjicha powder is the perfect option for making hot and iced houjicha lattes.
    PLAIN BAG :
    15 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    18 US$
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harashima masashi
harashima ERI

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CHISEN
Premium Koucha
$17-$20
REGION :
YAME
ORGANIC :
Yes

An organic benifuki black tea (koucha) with a copper-hued liquor, bright apricot and blackberry notes with a malty finish.

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CHIKAKO
Premium Koucha
$20-$23
REGION :
YAME
ORGANIC :
No

A unique Japanese black tea (koucha) with sakura leaves. Its gold-hued liquor has notes of clover honey, black cherry, and barley syrup.

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CHIYO
High-grade Sencha
$25-$28
REGION :
YAME
ORGANIC :
Yes
A sweet high-grade organic sencha from Yame with a wonderful full-bodied mouthfeel, with notes of artichoke and chestnut. In 100g bag.
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    NEW PRODUCT
    High-grade Sencha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    Yes
    WEIGHT: 
    100G / 3.52 OZ
    A sweet high-grade organic sencha from Yame with a wonderful full-bodied mouthfeel, with notes of artichoke and chestnut. In 100g bag.
    PLAIN BAG :
    25 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    28 US$
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  • CHISEN
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    Premium Koucha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    Yes
    WEIGHT: 
    30G / 1.05 OZ
    An organic benifuki black tea (koucha) with a copper-hued liquor, bright apricot and blackberry notes with a malty finish.
    PLAIN BAG :
    17 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    20 US$
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  • CHIKAKO
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    Premium Koucha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    30G / 1.05 OZ
    A unique Japanese black tea (koucha) with sakura leaves. Its gold-hued liquor has notes of clover honey, black cherry, and barley syrup.
    PLAIN BAG :
    20 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    23 US$
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akihito takaki

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HIROKI
Premium Sencha
$14-$16
REGION :
YAME
ORGANIC :
No
An emerald-hued, deep-steamed Yame sencha with notes of steamed spinach, bean sprout, and barley accented by dried gardenia and fresh grass.
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HIKARU
Premium Gyokuro
$25-$28
REGION :
YAME
ORGANIC :
No
A dento-hon gyokuro from Yame with a full-bodied liquor with notes of nori, steamed artichoke hearts, and dried lily.
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A bag of 50g of HAKUSEI, a premium Japanese white tea from Yame area, Fukuoka, Japan, sold by IKKYU and wrapped in traditional Japanese white-gold washi paper.
HAKUSEI
Premium White Tea
$26-$29
REGION :
YAME
ORGANIC :
No

An exceptional and exclusive premium white tea from Yame. Sweet, umami-packed, low in caffeine and with high contents of amino acids. Prepare it like a sencha, enjoy it like a gyokuro!

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  • HIROKI
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    Premium Sencha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    An emerald-hued, deep-steamed Yame sencha with notes of steamed spinach, bean sprout, and barley accented by dried gardenia and fresh grass.
    PLAIN BAG :
    14 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    16 US$
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  • HIKARU
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    Premium Gyokuro
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    A dento-hon gyokuro from Yame with a full-bodied liquor with notes of nori, steamed artichoke hearts, and dried lily.
    PLAIN BAG :
    25 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    28 US$
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  • A bag of 50g of HAKUSEI, a premium Japanese white tea from Yame area, Fukuoka, Japan, sold by IKKYU and wrapped in traditional Japanese white-gold washi paper.
    HAKUSEI
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    SOLD OUT
    Premium White Tea
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    An exceptional and exclusive premium white tea from Yame. Sweet, umami-packed, low in caffeine and with high contents of amino acids. Prepare it like a sencha, enjoy it like a gyokuro!
    PLAIN BAG :
    26 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    29 US$
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Yasuhiko KIYA

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SAWA
Premium Kabusecha
$15-$18
REGION :
YAME
ORGANIC :
No
The shading of this tea leads to strong umami characteristics, with notes of pine and narcissus, as well as bok choy, nori and artichoke.
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SAYAKA
Premium White Tea
$25-$28
REGION :
YAME
ORGANIC :
No

An exceptional and exclusive premium white tea from Yame. Sweet, umami-packed, low in caffeine and with high contents of amino acids. Prepare it like a sencha, enjoy it like a gyokuro!

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SATORI
Premium Gyokuro
$36-$39
REGION :
YAME
ORGANIC :
No
A stunning premium Yame dento hon gyokuro, with complex and enveloping notes of miso and nori with hints of citrus and nasturtium.
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Gyokuro Box Limited Edition
Competition Gyokuro
$82
REGION :
YAME
ORGANIC :
No
A limited-edition competition-grade Dento Hon Gyokuro from Yame. A blend of yamakai and kanaya midori, a concentration of umami and sweetness that comes in 5 bags of 8g in a beautiful wooden box.
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    SHINCHA 2020
    BEST SELLER
    Premium Gyokuro
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    A stunning premium Yame dento hon gyokuro, with complex and enveloping notes of miso and nori with hints of citrus and nasturtium.
    PLAIN BAG :
    36 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    39 US$
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    BEST SELLER
    Premium Kabusecha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    The shading of this tea leads to strong umami characteristics, with notes of pine and narcissus, as well as bok choy, nori and artichoke.
    PLAIN BAG :
    15 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    18 US$
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  • Gyokuro Box Limited Edition
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    Competition Gyokuro
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    A limited-edition competition-grade Dento Hon Gyokuro from Yame. A blend of yamakai and kanaya midori, a concentration of umami and sweetness that comes in 5 bags of 8g in a beautiful wooden box.
    $82
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  • SAYAKA
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    Premium White Tea
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    An exceptional and exclusive premium white tea from Yame. Sweet, umami-packed, low in caffeine and with high contents of amino acids. Prepare it like a sencha, enjoy it like a gyokuro!
    PLAIN BAG :
    25 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    28 US$
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KOGA KUMIKO

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MATSUKO
High-Grade Matcha
$18-$20
REGION :
YAME
ORGANIC :
YES
Ceremonial grade organic matcha with a creamy mouthfeel with notes of artichoke, moss, and fresh cut grass, with hints of toasted hazelnut.
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Small bag of competition grade dento hon gyokuro from Yame, Japan, called MIYAKO, with hand calligraphy on the front.
MIYAKO
Competition Gyokuro
$18-$81
REGION :
YAME
ORGANIC :
No
A rare competition grade dento hon gyokuro from Yame. The finest of all, this award-winning gyokuro combines extraordinary sweetness and umami. In 10g or 50g bags.
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MIYUKI
Premium Matcha
$28-$32
REGION :
YAME
ORGANIC :
YES
A premium and exceptional ceremonial-grade organic matcha. A must-have for all matcha lovers. Perfectly balanced, low-key astringency and packed with umami, this first-flush matcha is a pure delight.
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WHITE TEA
Premium White Tea
$28
REGION :
YAME
ORGANIC :
No
Produced in Yame, this is a rare and exceptional Japanese white tea. Enjoy its silken texture, notes of narcissus, blanched spinach and sweet corn, and lingering sweetness.
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MIYA
Premium Gyokuro
$31-$34
REGION :
YAME
ORGANIC :
NO
A remarkable premium Yame dento hon gyokuro, with complex notes of nori, fresh cut grass, and asparagus accent this tea’s light-hued liquor.
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YAME
ORGANIC :
No
A luxury gift box with 160g of competition-grade sencha from Yame, winner of national tea awards. Smooth, aromatic, with a silky finish. With a beautiful green color. For demanding connoisseurs.
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GYOKURO-SENCHA SET
Premium Gyokuro & Sencha
$96
REGION :
YAME
ORGANIC :
No
A green tea luxury gift set, with one of the best gyokuro of Japan and a sencha carefully selected by green tea masters in Yame (130g each).
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GYOKURO BOX I
Premium Gyokuro
$120
REGION :
YAME
ORGANIC :
No
A luxury gift box of 125g of Dento Hon Gyokuro from Yame that won several national awards. An unforgettable tasting experience that will leave you breathless. For demanding connoisseurs.
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HOSHINO GYOKURO AND SENCHA DOUBLE BOX
Premium Sencha and Gyokuro
$120
REGION :
YAME
ORGANIC :
No

A beautiful and prestigious green tea gift set, combining 160g of Gyokoru and 160g of premium Sencha, from the renowned area of Hoshinomura in Yame.

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Front view of three purple and golden tube-shaped green tea boxes placed inside a wooden box with Japanese markings on them mentioning their origins (Hoshino sencha and gyokuro).
HOSHINO SENCHA & GYOKURO BOX
Premium Sencha and Gyokuro
$144
REGION :
YAME
ORGANIC :
No
An exceptional green tea gift set combining 125g of premium gyokuro and 2 x 125g of premium sencha, all of them grown in the mountainous area of Hoshino (Yame, Fukuoka).
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Open wooden box containing a set made of a tube-shaped golden box with a white paper label wrapped around it with hand-written Japanese calligraphy, a white porcelain tea pot, a white porcelain water cooler and two small white porcelain tea cups resting against a deep purple velvet tissue.
GYOKURO & CHINA SET
Competition Gyokuro & China Set
$163
REGION :
YAME
ORGANIC :
No
A beautiful luxury gift set, combining 100g of an award-winning Dento Hon gyokuro of Yame, and a white porcelain tea set from Arita.
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  • GYOKURO BOX I
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    Premium Gyokuro
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    125G / 4.40 OZ
    A luxury gift box of 125g of Dento Hon Gyokuro from Yame that won several national awards. An unforgettable tasting experience that will leave you breathless. For demanding connoisseurs.
    $120
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  • MATSUKO
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    High-Grade Matcha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    YES
    WEIGHT: 
    40G / 1.41OZ
    Ceremonial grade organic matcha with a creamy mouthfeel with notes of artichoke, moss, and fresh cut grass, with hints of toasted hazelnut.
    PLAIN BAG :
    18 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    20 US$
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  • WHITE TEA
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    Premium White Tea
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    Produced in Yame, this is a rare and exceptional Japanese white tea. Enjoy its silken texture, notes of narcissus, blanched spinach and sweet corn, and lingering sweetness.
    $28
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  • GYOKURO-SENCHA SET
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    Premium Gyokuro & Sencha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    260G / 9.17OZ
    A green tea luxury gift set, with one of the best gyokuro of Japan and a sencha carefully selected by green tea masters in Yame (130g each).
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  • MIYA
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    Premium Gyokuro
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    NO
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76OZ
    A remarkable premium Yame dento hon gyokuro, with complex notes of nori, fresh cut grass, and asparagus accent this tea’s light-hued liquor.
    PLAIN BAG :
    29 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    32 US$
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  • Small bag of competition grade dento hon gyokuro from Yame, Japan, called MIYAKO, with hand calligraphy on the front.
    MIYAKO
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    Competition Gyokuro
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    10G / 0.34OZ
    A rare competition grade dento hon gyokuro from Yame. The finest of all, this award-winning gyokuro combines extraordinary sweetness and umami. In 10g or 50g bags.
    $18$81
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  • Open wooden box containing a set made of a tube-shaped golden box with a white paper label wrapped around it with hand-written Japanese calligraphy, a white porcelain tea pot, a white porcelain water cooler and two small white porcelain tea cups resting against a deep purple velvet tissue.
    GYOKURO & CHINA SET
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    Competition Gyokuro & China Set
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    100G / 5.37OZ
    A beautiful luxury gift set, combining 100g of an award-winning Dento Hon gyokuro of Yame, and a white porcelain tea set from Arita.
    $163
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  • Front view of three purple and golden tube-shaped green tea boxes placed inside a wooden box with Japanese markings on them mentioning their origins (Hoshino sencha and gyokuro).
    HOSHINO SENCHA & GYOKURO BOX
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    Premium Sencha and Gyokuro
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    375G/13.11OZ
    An exceptional green tea gift set combining 125g of premium gyokuro and 2 x 125g of premium sencha, all of them grown in the mountainous area of Hoshino (Yame, Fukuoka).
    $144
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  • HOSHINO GYOKURO AND SENCHA DOUBLE BOX
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    Premium Sencha and Gyokuro
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    320G/11.29OZ
    A beautiful and prestigious green tea gift set, combining 160g of Gyokoru and 160g of premium Sencha, from the renowned area of Hoshinomura in Yame.
    $120
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  • MIYUKI
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    NEW PRODUCT
    Premium Matcha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    YES
    WEIGHT: 
    40G / 1.41OZ
    A premium and exceptional ceremonial-grade organic matcha. A must-have for all matcha lovers. Perfectly balanced, low-key astringency and packed with umami, this first-flush matcha is a pure delight.
    PLAIN BAG :
    28 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    32 US$
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  • Competition Sencha in Luxury Gift Box
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    Competition Sencha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    160 G/5.64 oz
    A luxury gift box with 160g of competition-grade sencha from Yame, winner of national tea awards. Smooth, aromatic, with a silky finish. With a beautiful green color. For demanding connoisseurs.
    $72
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