IKKYU means « one break ». This is a great way to understand what it means to enjoy a delicious cup of one of our exceptional green teas from Kyushu.
Drinking a cup of hot or chilled green tea is something worth taking time for. It is a well-deserved break in your day, in your busy life
. It is a time for resting both body and mind because preparing a cup of green tea the right way requires that little more concentration and focus.
This is a key aspect of Japanese traditions and culture in general, as illustrated by zen meditation. The good news is, you don’t need to be a Zen monk to enjoy our green tea, far from it !
Speaking of which, there is more to the name of IKKYU
than simply taking a break. Ikkyu is also the name of a Japanese monk who lived in the 15th century and who played a major role in the spread of green tea in Japan.
We truly invite you to discover the joy and pleasure found in the simple yet important steps of brewing green tea. And when your cup is ready, take the time to enjoy
the delicate balance of its aroma and tastes.
We took great care into bringing you easy, but precise step by step instructions, with brewing details given by each producer. Have a look here
if you haven't done yet. You can even download all instructions in PDF.
what is IKKYU ?
At IKKYU, we recognize the incredible importance and value of such efforts, and this is why we are proud to help those devoted farmers reach out to a foreign audience who has still so much to learn about green tea.
Yes, we sell green tea, but through that, we also hope to support local communities with our efforts, at a time when domestic demand is decreasing because of the aging of Japanese society.
We hope to have a positive social impact with our work, and that our customers will also see the human value found in their delicious cup of tea.
Through the stories of the producers working with us, through our pictures and testimonials, we wish to introduce you to a lesser known Japan, full of wonders and traditions that can inspire all of us.