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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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Matcha Kiwami Choan

Grand Prix supreme matcha by Marukyu-Koyamaen

  • $49.68 / 20 g CAN
  • $97.20 / 40 g CAN
  • $237.60 / 100 g CAN
  • $475.20 / 200 g CAN
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Sencha Teki Teki

Marukyu Koyamaen Supreme Sencha competed in the All-Japan Tea Competitive Exhibition

  • $35.10 / 40 g CAN
  • $81.00 / 100 g BAG
  • $84.24 / 100 g CAN
  • $162.00 / 200 g BAG
  • $166.32 / 200 g CAN
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Gyokuro Chitose no Homare

Marukyu Koyamaen Supreme Gyokuro competed in the All-Japan Tea Competitive Exhibition

  • $87.48 / 40 g BAG
  • $89.10 / 40 g CAN
  • $197.64 / 90 g CAN
  • $216.00 / 100 g BAG
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Matcha Tenju

Marukyu Koyamaen Supreme Matcha competed in the All-Japan Tea Competitive Exhibition

  • $65.88 / 20 g CAN
  • $129.60 / 40 g CAN
  • $324.00 / 100 g CAN
  • $324.00 / 100 g BAG
  • $648.00 / 200 g CAN
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Gyokuro Oku no Tsuyu
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Gyokuro Oku no Tsuyu

Competitive-grade green tea from Uji, Kyoto

  • $31.32 / 50 g BAG
  • $60.48 / 100 g BAG
  • $65.88 / 100 g CAN
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Sencha Kaori no Kaze
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Sencha Kaori no Kaze

Competitive-grade Sencha from Kyoto

  • $13.50 / 50 g BAG
  • $24.84 / 100 g BAG
  • $30.24 / 100 g CAN
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Sencha Houkun
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Sencha Houkun

Competitive-grade tea from Kyoto

  • $19.44 / 50 g BAG
  • $36.72 / 100 g BAG
  • $42.12 / 100 g CAN
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Sencha Unjo
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Sencha Unjo

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

  • $22.14 / 40 g CAN
  • $48.60 / 100 g BAG
  • $51.84 / 100 g CAN
  • $97.20 / 200 g BAG
  • $101.52 / 200 g CAN
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Gyokuro Hisa Homare
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Gyokuro Hisa Homare

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

  • $52.92 / 40 g BAG
  • $54.54 / 40 g Branded CAN
  • $119.88 / 90 g Branded CAN
  • $129.60 / 100 g BAG
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Sencha Meikun
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Sencha Meikun

Competed in sencha tea category, Kyoto

  • $28.08 / 50 g BAG
  • $54.00 / 100 g BAG
  • $59.40 / 100 g CAN
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Gyokuro Meigyoku
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Gyokuro Meigyoku

PRIZE-WINNING Competitive-Grade Green Tea from Uji, Kyoto

  • $55.08 / 50 g BAG
  • $108.00 / 100 g BAG
  • $113.40 / 100 g CAN
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Matcha Homare no Mukashi

Prize-winning matcha, koicha (thick tea)

  • $59.40 / 30 g Branded CAN
  • $178.20 / 100 g Branded CAN
  • $356.40 / 200 g Branded CAN
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Matcha Choukou no Mukashi

Award-winning matcha, koicha (thick tea)

  • $77.76 / 30 g CAN
  • $233.28 / 100 g CAN
  • $466.56 / 200 g CAN
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Matcha Mumon

Special, non-blended, single origin matcha, made of the Asahi tea cultivar

  • $35.10 / 20 g Branded CAN
  • $175.50 / 100 g Branded CAN
  • $351.00 / 200 g Branded CAN
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Matcha Narino

Special, non-blended, single origin matcha, made of the Narino tea cultivar

  • $37.80 / 20 g Branded CAN
  • $189.00 / 100 g Branded CAN
  • $378.00 / 200 g Branded CAN
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