Unique & Limited Edition

Limited Edition Japanese Teas - Looking for a new, different, or unusual green tea? This is the place to look! Any green tea, matcha or other tea related item you find in this category will be placed here for a limited time only. Some, if proved to be popular, may later become part of our regular inventory. Others are only available to us for a limited time or in small quantities. Regardless, we have many unusual varieties of green tea that we encounter, you may find a gem here!

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    • A Tsuen Tea!
    • Rare!

        Shirakawa Gyokuro

        We are proud to present the prestigious Uji Shirakawa Gyokuro, the highest grade of gyokuro available from Tsuen Tea, Japan’s oldest continuously operating tea shop located in Uji near Kyoto. This limited-edition gyokuro is a testament to our commitment to providing only the finest teas. It is a rare opportunity for us to share such an exceptional product, sourced directly from the Tsuen family who have been serving quality teas by the Uji river since 1160.

        Cultivated in the revered Shirakawa region, this gyokuro is a product of meticulous care and traditional methods. Shade-grown before harvesting, it boasts a richer green color and a sweeter flavor, distinct characteristics of top-tier gyokuro. This tea is especially rare, made entirely from hand-picked Gokou cultivar leaves and shaded using traditional straw and reed screens, rather than modern shade cloth.

        This "old school" approach to tea cultivation not only enhances its quality but also its authenticity. Uji Shirakawa Gyokuro is not typically recommended for beginners due to its sophisticated brewing requirements. It's a connoisseur’s choice, perfect for those who have mastered the art of brewing gyokuro and appreciate its delicate nuances.

        Available in 30-gram packages, this exquisite gyokuro is for those looking to indulge in one of the finest green teas Japan has to offer. Visit our read our, how to brew gyokuro page for detailed brewing instructions and prepare to be captivated by this luxurious tea experience.

        4.8
        Score: 4.8 (votes: 12)
        Reviews: 12
        • ¥4,280 JPY
        • 42   – Reward points
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            Cooking Matcha - From Uji Japan

            O-Cha.com is proud to introduce a superior cooking grade matcha that surpasses the usual market offerings. Directly sourced in Japan, where we are based, this matcha is provided at a remarkably reasonable price, reflecting our commitment to quality and affordability. Packaged fresh, our matcha does not endure long ocean transits or prolonged warehouse storage, ensuring you receive it at its peak freshness.

            Matcha is categorized into ceremonial and cooking grades. While our ceremonial grade matcha could indeed be used in cooking, resulting in exceptionally luxurious dishes, it is generally too costly for such uses due to its high price and traditional packaging in small quantities. Recognizing the need for a high-quality culinary matcha that is affordable yet effective for everyday cooking applications such as lattes, smoothies, ice cream, and baked goods, we carefully selected our cooking grade matcha. This product is real, authentic Japanese matcha—not powdered sencha, and not grown in China, but genuine matcha grown in Japan.

            It's important to be aware that not all matcha labeled as produced by Japanese companies is necessarily grown in Japan. Some Japanese companies cultivate matcha in China, import it to Japan, and then export it again. This practice is especially common with cooking grade matcha.

            In contrast to many cooking grade matcha products available online, our matcha is authentically sourced from Uji, Japan, near Kyoto. We guarantee the origin and quality of our cooking matcha, ensuring it meets the high standards expected from Japanese-grown products.

             

            We offer this premium cooking grade matcha in a generous 300-gram package, making it accessible for various culinary uses without compromising on quality. This matcha is ideal for those who appreciate the flavor and benefits of genuine Japanese matcha in their cooking, providing a quality that often exceeds what is marketed online as "ceremonial" matcha.

            To see what goes into product a high-quality ceremonial grade of matcha, do check out this matcha leaf video

            4.7
            Score: 4.7 (votes: 10)
            Reviews: 7
            • ¥3,200 JPY
            • 32   – Reward points
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            • Unique!

                Brew Your Own Iced Green Tea!

                Introducing the ultimate Cold Brew Glass Green Tea Bottle, a simple and stylish solution for brewing your favorite loose-leaf iced green tea. This innovative bottle is designed to make the brewing process effortless and efficient, perfect for enjoying a refreshing cold brew at home.

                Here’s how it works:

                1. Turn the bottle upside down and add your preferred loose leaf sencha, gyokuro, or other green tea.
                2. Fill the bottle with water from the top.
                3. Place it in the refrigerator for about 6 hours.
                4. Enjoy a perfectly brewed cold green tea!

                Crafted from high-quality glass and stainless steel, this bottle is not only durable but also aesthetically pleasing. It comes with a neoprene outer cover that helps maintain the temperature, keeping your beverage cool and refreshing.

                With a capacity of approximately 400ml (13.5 fl oz) and measuring 21 cm x 7 cm (8 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in), this cold brew bottle is ideal for daily use. Whether you’re a green tea aficionado or just looking for a new way to enjoy your tea, this Cold Brew Glass Green Tea Bottle offers a delightful do-it-yourself experience. Order yours today and explore the exquisite taste of cold-brewed green tea!

                5.0
                Score: 5.0 (votes: 1)
                Reviews: 1
                • ¥2,500 JPY
                • 25   – Reward points
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                • Popular!
                • Unique!

                    Sae Midori Organic Asamushi Sencha

                    Explore the exquisite subtleties of Kagoshima with our Organic Sae Midori Asamushi sencha, a prized green tea known for its light-steamed delicacy. Originating from the first flush of the Sae Midori clone, this tea is a rare find, introduced to our collection in 2017. It quickly became a favorite for its profound umami taste and rich aroma, distinguishing itself from more heavily steamed varieties.

                    The lighter steaming process of this Asamushi version enhances its aromatic qualities and flavor, offering a tea experience that is both nuanced and refreshing. Each sip delivers a vibrant burst of flavor, perfectly balancing invigoration and relaxation.

                    Packaged in nitrogen-flushed bags to maintain optimal freshness, each 100-gram package of this green tea is designed for connoisseurs who treasure exceptional quality.

                    Due to high demand and limited quantities, Organic Sae Midori Asamushi is often sold out by December each year. We encourage you to secure your portion of this exceptional tea soon, ensuring a special place in your tea repertoire.

                    4.6
                    Score: 4.6 (votes: 14)
                    Reviews: 7
                    • ¥2,100 JPY
                    • 21   – Reward points
                    Only 4 left in stock
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                    • Unique!

                        Kawane Wa-Kōcha

                        Discover the unique delight of Kawane Wa-Kōcha, a premium Japanese Black Tea from the renowned green tea region of Kawane town (川根町) in Shizuoka Prefecture. While Kawane is primarily celebrated for its green teas, it also boasts a distinguished tradition of black tea production. This exquisite black tea, crafted by a venerated company established in the early Meiji period (circa 1875), is blended by a 73-year-old tea master using traditional techniques reminiscent of Darjeeling but with a distinctive Japanese flair.

                        Kawane Wa-Kōcha beautifully marries the aromatic nuances of Darjeeling and Ceylon teas, offering a robust aroma, smooth flavor, and subtle Japanese sweetness. It is versatile enough to be enjoyed plain or enhanced with milk and sugar, particularly on the last infusion. The tea utilizes a blend of Zairai and Benifuki clones, and uniquely combines leaves from both the first and second harvests—a practice that enhances its bold flavor, setting it apart from typical Japanese black teas.

                        For optimal enjoyment, bring fresh water to near boiling and steep two teaspoons per 8 ounces of water for 3 to 4 minutes.

                        Consider this exceptional Kawane Wa-Kōcha as a rare addition to your tea collection—perfect for those who appreciate the richness of black teas alongside the freshness of Japanese greens.

                        Package includes 100 grams of this high-quality Japanese black tea.

                        5.0
                        Score: 5.0 (votes: 8)
                        Reviews: 7
                        • ¥1,800 JPY
                        • 18   – Reward points
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                            • Persimmon - Green Tea Soap

                              We came across this rather unique Japanese health related product recently. Similarly Japanese made products offered to customers outside of Japan are usually priced at many times what we offer this fantastic product for. Made by an older, established company in Kumamoto prefecture Japan, this high quality persimmon soap produces a creamy lather and is blended with persimmon tannin, green tea extract, and red clay. It removes oxidized sebum, dirt. In Japan persimmon soap is often used as a solution to the dreaded old person smell (known in Japanese as kareishū 加齢臭) where it is of particular concern due to the high value placed on personal hygiene.

                              "Old-Person Smell" Really Exists, Scientists Say...

                              This soap contains high levels of persimmon tannin extracted from persimmon fruit. The tannin in persimmon fruit helps to abolish nonenal chemicals associated with old person smell and has a deodorant effect, acting to reduce body odor associated with seniors.

                              Persimmon leaf sushi has an antibacterial and deodorant effect. The persimmon tannin in it is believed to have a deodorant effect when it chemically reacts with body odor.

                              Added Green Tea Extract!

                              Unlike other expensive, competing products, green tea extract has been added to this soap. Green tea extract contains high levels of polyphenols (catechins), has an added astringency and deodorant effect, among other beneficial effects.

                              Having personally used this product ourselves, we can attest that it is a very pleasant general purpose soap in addition to it's other unique properties.


                              Country of Origin: Japan
                              Contents: 80 grams / 2.8 oz 
                              Product Size (width x depth x height): 67mm x 62 mm x 23 mm

                               

                               Sources

                              (1) http://healthland.time.com/2012/05/31/old-person-smell-really-exists-scientists-say/
                              (2) Amanda MacMillan - http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/30/scientists-confirm-existence-of-old-person-smell/

                               

                              5.0
                              Score: 5.0 (votes: 2)
                              Reviews: 2
                              • ¥700 JPY
                              • 7   – Reward points
                              Sorry, we only have 48 of that item available

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                                  Sae Midori Organic Asamushi Sencha

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                                  Score: 4.6 (votes: 14)
                                  Reviews: 7
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                                  • ¥2,100 JPY
                                  • 21   – Reward points
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                                      • Persimmon - Green Tea Soap

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                                        Score: 5.0 (votes: 2)
                                        Reviews: 2
                                        • ¥700 JPY
                                        • 7   – Reward points
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                                            Cooking Matcha - From Uji Japan

                                            4.7
                                            Score: 4.7 (votes: 10)
                                            Reviews: 7
                                            • ¥3,200 JPY
                                            • 32   – Reward points
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