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Competitive Grade Teas

All premium grade teas that enter for competitions - whether it is a regional or a national competition - are called Competitive Grade. They are treated with the utmost care from the time they are picked in May (they are all from the very first batch) until the way they are cut and processed, and then stored in the best cool environment to make them just ready by September, the time that all the competitions are held. This five month period is the long-established time frame to process tea, so Competitve Grade teas are the ones that follow the old traditions the most. At the end, they are not only the richest, most delicious teas, but they also look flawless with smoothly cut leaves, very distinct from the ones of regular grades.

The All Japan Competitive Tea Exhibition was cancelled this year, but the regional exhibitions were all held as usual. Teas are listed and evaluated in 5 categories: Sencha, Fukamushicha, Kabusecha, Gyokuro and Tencha. Each tea is scored by professional judges and based on their total scores divided into classes. In one class there might be only one tea or several teas, depending on the given year's result. Teas in the first three classes are the Prize-Winner Teas.

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Shuppin Gyokuro Tori Jirushi
Speciality
Shuppin Gyokuro Tori Jirushi

Competitive grade tea in gyokuro category, Kyoto

  • ¥2,700 / 50 g BAG
  • ¥5,400 / 100 g BAG
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approx. $ 47.36*
(1)
Shuppin Sencha Hana Jirushi
Speciality
Shuppin Sencha Hana Jirushi

Competitive grade tea in sencha category, Kyoto by Horii Shichimeien

  • ¥1,728 / 50 g BAG
  • ¥3,240 / 100 g BAG
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approx. $ 28.42*
(4)
Sencha Unjo
Speciality
Sencha Unjo

Competed in sencha tea category at the All-Japan Tea Competitive Exhibition

  • ¥1,944 / 40 g CAN
  • ¥4,320 / 100 g BAG
  • ¥4,482 / 100 g CAN
  • ¥8,640 / 200 g BAG
  • ¥8,856 / 200 g CAN
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approx. $ 17.05*
(7)
Sencha Teki Teki
Speciality
Sencha Teki Teki

Competed in sencha tea category at the All-Japan Tea Competitive Exhibition

  • ¥2,808 / 40 g CAN
  • ¥6,480 / 100 g BAG
  • ¥6,642 / 100 g CAN
  • ¥12,960 / 200 g BAG
  • ¥13,176 / 200 g CAN
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approx. $ 24.63*
(4)
Gyokuro Hisa Homare
Speciality
Gyokuro Hisa Homare

Gyokuro tea that competed in the All-Japan Tea Competitive Exhibition

  • ¥4,428 / 40 g BAG
  • ¥4,536 / 40 g Branded CAN
  • ¥9,882 / 90 g can
  • ¥10,800 / 100 g BAG
  • ¥21,816 / 200 g BAG
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approx. $ 39.79*
(1)
Gyokuro Chitose no Homare
Speciality
Gyokuro Chitose no Homare

Gyokuro tea that competed in the All-Japan Tea Competitive Exhibition

  • ¥6,588 / 40 g BAG
  • ¥6,696 / 40 g CAN
  • ¥14,742 / 90 g CAN
  • ¥32,616 / 200 g BAG
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approx. $ 58.73*
(3)
Nyūshō Sencha
Speciality
Nyūshō Sencha

Competed in sencha tea category, Kyoto

  • ¥3,240 / 50 g CAN
  • ¥6,480 / 100 g CAN
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approx. $ 28.42*
Nyūshō Gyokuro
Speciality
Nyūshō Gyokuro

PRIZED competitive grade tea in gyokuro category, Kyoto

  • ¥5,400 / 50 g CAN
  • ¥10,800 / 100 g CAN
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approx. $ 47.36*
(3)
Speciality
Matcha Homare no Mukashi

Prize-winning matcha, koicha (thick tea)

  • ¥5,400 / 30 g Branded CAN
  • ¥16,200 / 100 g Branded CAN
  • ¥32,400 / 200 g Branded CAN
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approx. $ 47.36*
Speciality
Matcha Chōkō no Mukashi

Award-winning matcha, koicha (thick tea)

  • ¥6,480 / 30 g Branded CAN
  • ¥19,440 / 100 g Branded CAN
  • ¥38,880 / 200 g Branded CAN
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approx. $ 56.84*
(10)
Speciality
Matcha Mumon

Special powdered green tea made of pure Asahi tea cultivar without blending

  • ¥3,240 / 20 g Branded CAN
  • ¥16,200 / 100 g Branded CAN
  • ¥32,400 / 200 g Branded CAN
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approx. $ 28.42*
(9)
Limited EditionSpeciality
Matcha Narino

Special powdered green tea made of pure Narino tea cultivar without blending

  • ¥3,240 / 20 g Branded CAN
  • ¥16,200 / 100 g Branded CAN
  • ¥32,400 / 200 g Branded CAN
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approx. $ 28.42*
(11)
Speciality
Matcha Tenju

High rank matcha suitable for making thick tea (koicha)

  • ¥5,400 / 20 g CAN
  • ¥10,800 / 40 g CAN
  • ¥27,000 / 100 g CAN
  • ¥27,000 / 100 g BAG
  • ¥54,000 / 200 g CAN
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approx. $ 47.36*
(9)