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 !
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.
You don’t need to travel to Japan to appreciate the world’s best green tea. Japanese Green Tea Company is giving you the chance to enjoy premium green teas from the comfort of your home.
We are the only U.S. distributor of green teas grown from Arahataen Green Tea Farms, meaning that we provide the only tea produced with the Chagusaba method from the Shizuoka region of Japan. All our tea comes directly from Arahataen Green Tea Farms and undergoes stringent quality controls, ensuring only the best makes it to you.
Kokoro (written as 心 in kanji) translates into “heart” in Japanese, yet has a much deeper meaning. It represents the “spirit”, “soul” and “emotion”, and is the foundation of each of our Kokoro Care Packages.
Our adventure began during one of Lillian’s frequent visits to Tokyo. A mutual friend thought we would hit it off given our similar backgrounds in finance and our passion for health and fitness. We met over one of our favorite activities (enjoying Japanese food, of course) and quickly realized we had so much more in common.
We both truly believe that the food we eat plays an important role in nourishing our bodies and shaping our health and wellness. We strongly believe in community and sustainability, and connecting with the people who produce our food and supporting their local communities. All our products are made from natural ingredients, many using traditional methods that have been passed down through generations.
Our desire and commitment to deliver the highest quality flavors from Japan while sharing the personal stories behind the people and the regions they come from, is the core of everything we do at Kokoro Care Packages.