Why did we select these producers, these teas? From the beginning, IKKYU decided to choose only high grade green tea and make it accessible to profanes and experts alike. All of our teas come directly from the farmers and we have chosen seven types for our customers: gyokuro
, as well as two less known but extraordinary types, tama-ryoku-cha
a rare specialty tea from Kyushu.
We have toured all the prefectures of Kyushu to meet dedicated and enthusiastic producers who are delighted to share their teas with buyers overseas. Since we all
live in Kyushu, we have this extraordinary chance to visit the areas and producers all year long and build a true relationship with them.
For many of the producers, IKKYU is their only way to reach out foreign audience, and we are the story tellers of their success abroad. Take the time to hear their story
and let them show you their beautiful land.
All our teas are packed by the producers themselves
for optimal conservation and then wrapped by IKKYU. By the way, our packaging is very special: we wish to offer you a complete experience with not only great tea, but also beautiful wrapping for your own pleasure or for making a nice present to your friends, family or even colleagues.
For this, IKKYU has chosen a range of Japanese washi papers handmade in Kyushu that will compliment your tea in an appropriate way. Don't throw it away ! You can use it again in any way you see fit.