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.