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To avoid long transport routes and the associated loss of quality, KEIKO Matcha is freshly ground on site in Diepholz on original Japanese granite stone Tencha mills. For maximum flavour and active ingredients!
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A Green Tea Passion

 Japanese green tea in premium quality from controlled organic cultivation - this has been our premise since 1992. 
Whether powder or leaf, classic or ‘something different’ - KEIKO teas are all grown in organic quality in the south of Japan in Kagoshima. On the company's own organic farm (left) or from long-standing partners in the Kagoshima region. 
Quality and sustainability always take centre stage for us. 

Please note: from 22.7. to 4.8.2024 we have company holidays. Orders received after July 16th will not be dispatched until after the company holiday. The KEIKO TEAm wishes you a great summer!

Seasonal recommendations

Pure refreshment with Mizudashi cold brew green tea or iced matcha! Here are some teas and little helpers for the cold preparation!

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Aracha Shincha 2024 - Organic Japanese Green Tea
Aracha Shincha brings the uniquely green, fresh Ooika flavour of the Aracha raw tea to Europe. With its wild, intensely green and grassy scent of freshly harvested tea fields, it conjures up the tea spring directly in our cups and is the closest to the original flavour of the tea plant.Special Features Shincha (the ‘new tea’) is made from the first tender leaves of spring - a vintage tea from the first early plucking in April, which surprises with its fresh flavour every year. Aracha is a partially processed green tea, which is reflected in its original, natural flavour. When tasting the raw teas directly after harvesting, they are brewed in particularly high doses and hot in order to savour the special characteristics of the tea. The higher infusion temperature (around 70°C) also brings out the flavour of this tea particularly well - let yourself be whisked away to the tea gardens of Kagoshima with the intense grassy aroma of freshly steamed tea leaves! cultivars:Yutaka Midori from the KEIKO organic farm in Kawanabe (Chiran) Asanoka from the Komaki brothers (Minami-Satsuma)Yabukita from the KEIKO organic farm in Kawanabe (Chiran)This year's Aracha is again composed of three cultivars, which are perfectly matched with their different flavours and aromas - grassy with a lively spiciness. Like many KEIKO teas, this tea is an intensively steamed tea (Fukamushi-cha, 100 - 120 seconds steaming time). The gentle steaming opens the leaf pores and the extracts are released from the tea leaf into the water more easily and quickly. This can be recognised by the deep green tea colour in the cup and the yield of the tea. Early harvests such as Aracha Shincha also have a particularly high theanine content, which is noticeable in the sweet flavour. Aracha is not yet ‘sorted’ as a raw tea - it therefore still contains some larger leaves as well as very fine bits of the leaves. PreparationTo emphasise the fresh fragrance, the infusion temperature can be set a little higher at 65-75°C.. Intensely steamed early harvests are particularly suitable for cold infusions (mizudashi). Even with cold water, Shincha Classic develops a particularly silky texture and a refreshing clarity after just a few minutes of infusion. The sweet theanine notes also come into their own particularly well, as the bitter substances do not dissolve as much in cold water. Storage Please note that Shincha Aracha is a raw tea and less dried than all other KEIKO teas. Aracha should therefore be enjoyed fresh and not stored for too long - we have set the best before date for this tea at 6 months from production here in Diepholz; we store it frozen! We therefore recommend closing the bag tightly and storing it in a cool, dark place in the fridge or freezer to preserve the tea's valuable flavours and ingredients as much as possible.

Content: 0.05 kg (€430.00* / 1 kg)

€21.50*
Benifuuki Powder - Organic Japanese Tea Powder
The tea cultivar Benifuuki is characterised by a particularly high content of catechins (EGCG and EGCG3) which are readily available to the body and for this reason it is often drunk in Japan for allergies such as hay fever. PreparationBenifuuki Powder can be whisked up with water using a Chasen, just like Matcha.The catechins give this golden green powder a strong and astringent aroma, which makes it very economical in use. Already half the usual (Matcha-)dosage results in a finely fragrant tea. Aficionados like to drink it pure. For those who find the taste too tart, we recommend a mild dosage, a combination with mild mulberry leaf powder or the use as a supplement in drinks and food. Prepared with a little water and lemon and/or apple juice, it is, for example, a wonderfully refreshing drink. Storage In order to preserve the precious flavours and ingredients of the powder in the best possible way, we recommend to seal the bag well and store it in a cool and dark place, ideally in your refridgerator or freezer.

Content: 0.05 kg (€399.00* / 1 kg)

€19.95*
Dan - Organic Japanese Green Tea
Dan (english:"warm") is a Kabusecha from the early first picking in April. The stronger firing during drying gives this harmonious tea a deep green cup and its warm, voluminous fragrance. The name of the tea derives from this unusual way of processing: "Warm". This tea impresses with a beguiling, velvety taste.Kabusecha Kabusecha is a green tea for which the tea plants are shaded, thus forming a high content of chlorophyll and other active ingredients and at the same time little bitter substances. Their characteristic "shade aroma" is called "ooika". Fukamushicha   Like many KEIKO teas, this is an intensively steamed tea (Fukamushi-cha, 100 - 120 seconds steaming time). Due to the gentle steaming process, the leaf pores open and the extracts from the tea leaf reach the water more easily and quickly. This can be recognized by the deep green tea colour in the cup and the yield of the tea - with top qualities up to 4 infusions are possible! Cold Brew       Intensively steamed early pickings are also particularly suitable for cold infusions (Mizudashi or Cold Brew). By infusing the leaves with cold water you will get an intensive and refreshing tea after only a few minutes. Since the bitter substances do not dissolve as strongly in cold water, the sweet aromas of the Kabusecha are especially noticeable. Storage In order to preserve the precious flavours and ingredients of the tea as best as possible, we recommend to seal the bag well and store it cool and dark - ideally in your refrigerator or freezer. 

Content: 0.05 kg (€440.00* / 1 kg)

€22.00*
Diamond Leaf - Organic Japanese Green Tea
This spring tea is harvested in mid-April, after the first leaf buds have opened. Only the most tender leaves are used. Diamond Leaf has a rich, unforgettably fruity aroma and a lovely flowery scent that radiates anticipation as soon as the tin is opened. Kabusecha Kabusecha is a green tea for which the tea plants are shaded, thus forming a high content of chlorophyll and other active ingredients and at the same time little bitter substances. Their characteristic "shade aroma" is called "ooika". Fukamushicha   Like many KEIKO teas, this is an intensively steamed tea (Fukamushi-cha, 100 - 120 seconds steaming time). Due to the gentle steaming process, the leaf pores open and the extracts from the tea leaf reach the water more easily and quickly. This can be recognized by the deep green tea colour in the cup and the yield of the tea - with top qualities up to 4 infusions are possible! Cold Brew       Intensively steamed early pickings are also particularly suitable for cold infusions (Mizudashi or Cold Brew). By infusing the leaves with cold water you will get an intensive and refreshing tea after only a few minutes. Since the bitter substances do not dissolve as strongly in cold water, the sweet aromas of the Kabusecha are especially noticeable. Storage In order to preserve the precious flavours and ingredients of the tea as best as possible, we ask you to seal the bag well and store it cool and dark - ideally in your refrigerator or freezer. 

Content: 0.1 kg (€475.00* / 1 kg)

€47.50*
easy Ice Tea - Kabuse Sencha with Matcha in teabags
Even when infused with cold water, the easy Ice Tea develops a beautiful green colour and the refreshing, almost sweet Kabusecha taste. Teabags are now compostable! The tea bag material "Neo Soilon" is sugar cane-based and GMO-free.You can find more information here. The practical triangle tea bags contain kabusecha from the 1st and 2nd planting as well as a small amount of hojicha and matcha. Kabusecha is a green tea that is produced by shading the tea plants, which results in a high content of chlorophyll and other active ingredients and a low level of bitter substances. Its characteristic "shade flavour" is called "ooika". As a mizudashi, the easy ice tea can be served iced "on the rocks" and is an ideal refreshment - all you need is a container and cold water! Preparation is super quick and the infused tea stays fresh and bright green for a long time! Whether at home, in the office, during sport, at a picnic or when travelling, this tea is an absolute must in summer! And the best thing is: Tipp: if it's too fresh for an iced tea, the bags can also be infused with hot water - bringing out the warming roasted flavours of the hojicha. Also great for using up the remnants of supper when autumn arrives- the roasty notes fit perfectly then!   Preparation   Hot infusion: after 1-2 minutes infusion time at a water temperature of 65-70°C, squeeze out the bag well with a spoon and set aside for later infusions with a shorter infusion time. Mizudashi cold infusion: The easiest and quickest way to prepare it is in a bottle: put the bag in, put the lid on, shake vigorously - ready to enjoy! In the cup or carafe, squeeze out the tea bag with a spoon if necessary and stir until the tea takes on its beautiful green colour. The tea bag can simply remain in the bottle or carafe and the water can be refilled if necessary - the tannins hardly dissolve in the cold infusion, so that the tea does not develop any bitterness even after a longer infusion time, while the amino acid L-theanine gives the tea a pleasant sweetness. Dear easy Ice Tea also tastes wonderful on its own, but if you like a little variety, add fresh berries, mint, lemon balm or slices of lime! Easy Ice Tea is very economical: each of these bags makes one to two litres of tea, hot or cold!   Storage To preserve the tea's valuable flavours and ingredients as much as possible, please close the bag tightly and store it in a cool, dark place.  

Content: 0.15 kg (€166.67* / 1 kg)

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€25.00*
Hojicha - Organic Japanese Green Tea
Hojicha (or: Houjicha) is a roasted green tea. The name is composed of the word 'hojiru' for 'toast' and the 'cha' for 'tea'. With a Horoku tea roaster you can even roast your own hojicha from your favourite green tea. KEIKO Hojicha is made from Kabusecha of the 1st and 2nd picking. Hojicha is probably the only green tea that has the right to have a red-brown cup colour. What otherwise indicates a lack of quality is in this case desired. Hochija is a great companion in both the cold and warm seasons. With its warm, mild and nut-like roasting aromas, a hot Hojicha is just right to warm up after a long winter walk. In Japan, Hojicha is often drunk with the whole family at dinner. But it is also great in the summer as a cold refreshment when you are out and about, doing sports or just to accompany your meals. Storage In order to preserve the precious flavours and ingredients of the tea as best as possible, we recommend to seal the bag well and store it cool and dark - ideally in your refrigerator or freezer. 

Content: 0.05 kg (€179.00* / 1 kg)

€8.95*
Japan Oolong Karasu - Bio
The KEIKO Special Tea segment represents our "non-green" teas. Rarities that are difficult to find but have convinced that they deserve their spot on tea shelves everywhere. The KEIKO Japan Oolong Karasu is the newest addition to this range. Oolong tea is "half-fermented", which means it can be placed in between the very lightly fermented KEIKO Benifuuki teas and the Japanese Black Teas Kawanabe and Yakushima.Oolong originated in China and is translated as the "black dragon". The Japanese signs used for Oolong tea differ slightly and are a combination of the signs for crow, dragon and tea. The sign for crow on its own is read "Karasu" - giving a name to our tea.Like the Japanese Black Tea Yakushima the KEIKO-Oolong is grown in the organic tea garden of the Fujiwara family on the beautiful island of Yakushima - a lush, subtropical paradise that has been declared UNESCO world natural site. It is made from the first spring harvest of the undshaded tea plants of our signature cultivar Yutaka Midori.<b>Aroma:</b>Oolong Karasu has a particularly soft, velvety aroma with a honey-like sweetness, subtle vanilla notes and the delicate fruity taste of ripe peaches.<b>Preparation:</b>Oolong is traditionally "washed" with the first infusion by pouring hot water over it and draining it directly. You can omit this step with this oolong and let the first infusion steep at about 90°C for about 1 minute - this allows you to enjoy the full range of flavor of the tea.The tea has a clear orange-golden color in the infusion and has a very high yieald. It can be re-infused several times with a few seconds of infusion time, the infusion time can then be extended again slightly for the last infusion. <b>Storage:</b> We recommend to store the opened packade in a cool and dry space.  

Content: 0.04 kg (€323.75* / 1 kg)

€12.95*
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Kabuse Powder No. 2 - Organic half-shaded Tea Powder
A significantly tart green tea powder of the 2nd picking in June, which is versatile in green tea cuisine due to its strong aroma. Ideal for sweetened drinks such as mixed drinks, ice cream and other desserts, but also e.g. for cosmetic applications. Kabuse Powder Kabuse Powder, unlike Matcha, is not extracted from Tencha but from the whole tea leaf. Also, the tea plants for Kabuse powder are shaded by 50% instead of 90% and thus grow in half shade. By grinding from the whole leaf, the Kabuse powder contains more tannins than Matcha and has a stronger taste. The strong green color and its stronger aroma bring out the full green tea taste. Whether in cocktails, ice cream or milkshakes, Kabuse powder is an all-rounder. Storage In order to preserve the precious flavours and ingredients of the powder in the best possible way, we recommend to seal the bag well and store it in a cool and dark place, ideally in your refridgerator or freezer.

Content: 0.05 kg (€239.00* / 1 kg)

€11.95*
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Kabuse Sencha Tasting Set - Organic Japanese Green Tea
Can't decide which tea should be your next? Looking for the perfect gift for a tea-enthusiast (to be)? This Tasting Set gives you the opportunity to test five of the KEIKO teas of the early first plucking to explore the different flavours - find your personal favourite.The set contains 15g of each tea variety: Kabuse Diamond LeafKabuse Tenbu FukaKabuse DanKabuse SoshunKabuse Tenko<h3>Tea Tasting Notes</h3>Also included is a notebook where you can record the results and observations from your tastings. The notebook contains info and tips on preparation and 20 evaluation pages that give clues on what to look for when tea tasting and help visualise the diversity of varieties, the influence of preparation on taste and the classification of flavours (German language, CO2 neutral printed on 100% recycled paper).The notebook is in German only, but you can download an English translation for it here.<h3>Kabusecha</h3>Kabusecha or Kabuse Sencha stands for shaded Sencha. For this green tea, the tea plants are shaded with special nets before harvesting. The nets allow only about half of the light to pass through, which means that the plants produce a high content of chlorophyll and other active substances and at the same time few bitter substances. Their characteristic "shade aroma" is called "ooika".<h3>Fukamushicha</h3>The teas in this set have all been intensively steamed (fukamushi-cha, 100 - 120 seconds steaming time). The gentle steaming opens the leaf pores and the extracts pass from the tea leaf more easily and quickly into the water. This can be recognised by the deep green colour of the tea in the cup and the yield of the tea - with top qualities like these, 4 infusions are possible!<h3>Preparation</h3>We recommend an infusion temperature of 60-65°C for these teas. Let the first infusion steep for about 1 minute, for later infusions just steep briefly and pour out after a few seconds. For the last infusion, the infusion time can be extended a little more to get all the goodness out of the tea. Intensely steamed early pluckings are also particularly suitable for cold infusions (Mizudashi). Even with cold water, you get an intense and refreshing tea after just a few minutes. Since the bitter substances do not dissolve as strongly in cold water, the sweetish aromas of Kabusecha come into their own. For a cold-brew steep the tea leaves in cold water for at least 5 Minutes.Incidentally, the early pluckings also have a particularly high theanine content, which is noticeable in the sweet taste and comes out best at a low infusion temperature!<h3>Storage</h3>In order to preserve the valuable aromas and ingredients of the tea in the best possible way, we ask you to close the bag tightly and store it in a cool, dark place in the fridge or freezer.

Content: 75 g (€53.27* / 100 g)

€39.95*
Mantoku - Organic Japanese Matcha
With the Matcha Mantoku we have a true rarity of the tea world in our selection. It is slightly more fired than usual and therefore has a very complex taste with a warm, velvety and nut-like flavor. Intense but almost without bitterness. It is not only suitable for the light Matcha (Usucha), but, due to its mild aroma, also for the thick preparation (Koicha). Genuine Japanese Matcha freshly ground in Germany The tea plants from which Matcha is made are traditionally 90% shaded. The plants develop a lot of chlorophyll, theanine and caffeine, but slightly fewer bitter substances. After steaming & drying the tea leaves, the leaf tissue is separated from the leaf veins. The delicate, flake-like leaf tissue particles are called "Tencha" and are later very slowly ground into high-quality Matcha on traditional granite stone mills. In order to preserve the sensitive ingredients in the best possible way, we at KEIKO grind the Matcha on genuine Japanese granite stone mills directly at our location in Diepholz, fresh when required. Did you know that traditional Matcha develops uniquely fine aromas, from mild and nut-like to intensive and grassy thanks to the elaborate production techniques? Storage In order to preserve the precious aromas and ingredients of Matcha in the best possible way, we kindly ask you to seal the Matcha well and store it in a cool and dark place.

Content: 0.03 kg (€1,133.33* / 1 kg)

€34.00*

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