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Another award winning Gyokuro at IKKYU soon.Green Tea
By :
Aldo Bloise
A rainy Sunday for an exceptional Gyokuro! Soon on sale at IKKYU.
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Hot Green Tea can help you during hot summerGreen Tea
By :
Joëlle Bloise
Summer this year is blistering hot throughout the world but did you know that also hot green tea will actually help you handle those scorching days and weeks?
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Find Out How to Choose the Right Green Tea from JapanGreen Tea
By :
Joëlle Bloise
Traceability is key to find excellent green tea from Japan online. Make sure that your supplier is transparent about where their teas come from.
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Shincha 2019 has arrived !Announcements
By :
Aldo Bloise
Shincha 2019 is rolling out, we are receiving new teas every days and tasting them as they arrive. Are you ready to do the same ?
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Tokoname Tea Pots - Centuries of Mastery for your Green TeaGreen Tea
By :
Joëlle Bloise
Green tea is brewed in special tea pots made of clay called ‘kyusu’. The potters of Tokoname city make the most famous kyusu of Japan.
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New Premium Matcha at IKKYUAnnouncements
By :
Joëlle Bloise
We are delighted to welcome our 2 new Matcha ! Ayako and Matsuko, have a first look.
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How to identify reliable suppliers of green teaGreen Tea
By :
Joëlle Bloise
Find out which important factors should guide you when choosing your supplier of green tea.
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Organic Green Tea - In Search of the Holy GrailGreen Tea
By :
Joëlle Bloise
Authentic organic green tea from Japan is a white wolf: everybody’s talking about it, everybody wants it, but it’s rare and challenging to find. Find out why.
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Introducing an exclusive collection of Karatsu teawareNew Products
By :
Joëlle Bloise
IKKYU launches a series of handmade teaware made in Karatsu that includes a matcha bowl, a large tea cup (Chosen style) and a smaller cup (Kohiki style).
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Ice cold green tea on the beach ! Travel
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Aldo Bloise
Last week we visited one of our beloved beach not so far from home. It was a great occasion to bring our cold brew green tea and enjoy its energy boost !
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Exclusive New Product! Discover our Rare White Tea from YameGreen Tea
By :
Joëlle Bloise
We introduce a rare and exceptional green tea, called 'white tea', made in Yame. Delicious taste and increased health benefits: try it out today!
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Introducing our plain packagingAnnouncements
By :
Joëlle Bloise
Introducing our plain packaging - a great and convenient deal! Save 3 USD on each bag.
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Welcoming visitors from the USA to Yame green tea fieldsGreen Tea
By :
Joëlle Bloise
Our team had the great pleasure to introduce a professional buyer from the US to producers in Yame collaborating with IKKYU.
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New study highlights the benefits of green tea against atherosclerosisHealth
By :
Joëlle Bloise
A new study shows that green tea polyphenol epigallocatechin-3-gallate could also help against atherosclerosis.
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Yame gyokuro production affected by extreme frostGreen Tea
By :
Joëlle Bloise
An episode of extreme frost in early April 2018 destroyed large amount of green tea crops in Hoshinomura (Yame), affecting gyokuro production.
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The Shincha 2018 is Here!Green Tea
By :
Joëlle Bloise
The Shincha 2018 is now available and we're all excited about it. The first harvest started earlier than on average, and 2018 is exceptional for green tea.
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Matcha, matcha everywhere and so many drops to drink!Green Tea
By :
Joëlle Bloise
Matcha is a favorite all around the world. But sometimes, the more simple it is, the better... with the right ingredients of course.
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Green tea : not only for brewingHealth
By :
Aldo Bloise
Green tea is a delicious and healthy drink… but did you know that a lot of its important nutrients don’t dissolve into water?
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How many cups of green tea per day?Diary
By :
Aldo Bloise
Drinking green tea all day long is a great way to boost your creativity and focus. But to each their own -- so find your own balance!
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It’s flu season... Have a cup of green tea!Health
By :
Joëlle Bloise
With a healthy diet, proper hygiene and vaccination why protect yourself even more with a steady intake of polyphenols and catechins thanks to green tea ?
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Homestay Programs – A New Way to Discover Green TeaTravel
By :
Aldo Bloise
Enjoy a great way to discover Japan, its nature and green tea : Higashi Sonogi Green Tea Homestay !
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It’s April! Shincha time is almost hereDiary
By :
Joëlle Bloise
Shincha is the best sencha of the year, it's the first flush of leaves quickly processed in order to enhance it's special taste.
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Sakura Hanami – A Time for New Beginnings and EndsDiary
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Joëlle Bloise
Cherry blossoms are a perfect symbol for this special period. It’s not only the start of spring, of a new year, they are the essence of ephemeral beauty.
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Kyushu – Where Everything BeganDiary
By :
Joëlle Bloise
Some of the most crucial pages of Japan history were written in Kyushu, it is also said that the first green tea seeds came in Kyushu.
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Onsen Tea & SeaTravel
By :
Aldo Bloise
Discover the beautiful region of Minami-Kyushu in Kagoshima prefecture where green tea fields grow from the valley to the sea. Breathtaking scenery !
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Hand-made Fragrance cups from KoishiwaraNew Products
By :
Joëlle Bloise
The exceptional Fragrance cups designed like wine glassby Onimaru Hekizan the Second in Koishiwara are a must for all green tea lovers around the world.
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Our Christmas tea sets are here!New Products
By :
Joëlle Bloise
Discover our two beautiful gift sets of premium quality gyokuro, from the Yame producer Koga cha who won the award of best gyokuro of Japan in 2016 and 2017.
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A new way to enjoy green tea in TokyoGreen Tea
By :
Stéphane Camus
Gen An offers a new way to enjoy green tea in the heart of Shibuya!
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IKKYU at TSUTAYA Ropponmatsu in NovemberAnnouncements
By :
Joëlle Bloise
Meet the IKKYU team and our products at Tsutaya Ropponmatsu in November!
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Coming Soon: the Amazing Organic Tea of Irie sanAnnouncements
By :
Joëlle Bloise
We have several products coming up soon! Among them, an amazing organic green tea from Yame, made by Irie san.
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IKKYU producer wins another grand prizeGreen Tea
By :
Joëlle Bloise
IKKYU partner in Chiran (Kagoshima), Nagayama Kazuhiro san, won the Governor Prize of Kagoshima pref. in August 2017 for his sencha. Congratulations!
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IKKYU at ANUGA Food FairAnnouncements
By :
Joëlle Bloise
IKKYU will be an exhibitor at ANUGA, the world's largest food fair, in Cologne (Germany), from Oct. 7 to 11, 2017.
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Free shipping for orders over 50$Promotions
By :
Joëlle Bloise
It has never been more convenient to order premium Japanese green tea : Worldwide shipping is now free of charge for any purchase starting from 50 USD!
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Brand New : our tea ware section!New Products
By :
Joëlle Bloise
IKKYU online shop also includes a selection of great tea ware and accessories. Enjoy an authentic green tea experience! Free shipping rules also apply!
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First Gyokuro flush from Takaki san!Green Tea
By :
Joëlle Bloise
Takaki san in Yame (Fukuoka) grows a multi-award "dento hon gyokuro", using traditional methods. His 2017 gyokuro is now available!
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New product : Yame sencha tea bagsNew Products
By :
Joëlle Bloise
Discover the fun and delicious collection of 5 tea bags prepared by our tea partner UNOIKE, in Yame (Fukuoka).
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Summer recommendation : Shiraore!Announcements
By :
Joëlle Bloise
Shira ore is a different kind of green tea, that is refreshing and sweet, ideal to brew cold and perfect for hot summer days.
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