We choose our teas with one thing only in mind: the finest, most subtle and deep flavours. Our products are sourced directly from smaller artisan producers in Japan and are not widely available in the UK market. Our range includes traditional style high-quality loose leaf teas, aromatic flavoured teas and some unusual infusions which you might not have come across before. Many of our teas are available to buy for home brewing.

LEAF TEA

Traditional Japanese infusions served by the pot

Our leaf teas have been personally selected by us in Japan, and are  prepared with precision to give you the most authentic possible  experience.

Gyokuro

Gyokuro

玉露 Very high grade green tea grown under under shade prior to harvesting giving the tea more earthy sweetness (‘umami’) which varies with each infusion (this tea is good for three infusions per pot, and you can eat the leaves with Ponzu Sauce which we supply!)

Kabusecha

Kabusecha

かぶせ茶 Grown under shade as per Gyokuro but for a shorter period and with less complete shading, thistea has a mellow and balanced flavour with more umami that standard sencha

Organic Asanoka Sencha

Organic Asanoka Sencha

有機あさのか煎茶 This sencha exemplifies the best of japan’s new yet flourishing interest in growing organic tea. a sophisticated tea. the first sip begins rich, buttery, and surprisingly viscous for an organic sencha and then gives way to a pleasant wash of grassy astringency that rinses the palate like a gentle spring shower

Organic Sencha Saemidori

Organic Sencha Saemidori

煎茶さえみどり The Saemidor (clear green) tea is the result of the cross breeding of the asatsuyu and yabukita cultivar. It is a green liquor which has a fresh, citrusy aroma and a deep umami flavour. The leaves are grown in a field facing the sun for 11 days before harvest

Futsumushi Sencha Okumidori

Futsumushi Sencha Okumidori

普通蒸し煎茶おくみどり This infused tea, which is very lightly roasted, combines sweet floral scents with notes of dry aromatic herbs. Traditional steaming and very little roasting is highly unusual for an Uji tea, acting as a fine reflection of the land where it was grown

Genmaicha

Genmaicha

玄米茶 Green tea with roasted brown rice added for a wholesome, comforting flavour. Once marketed as a drink for poorer households, it is now sought after for its distinctive toasty character

Hojicha

Hojicha

焙じ茶 Roasted green tea with a darker red-brown colour. Its mild, less astringent flavour and the fact that it is very low in caffeine traditionally made it popular with children and elderly people

Iribancha

Iribancha

炒り番茶 Iribancha(kyobancha) is a special tea form the Kyoto area with a slightly smoky aroma and herbaceous aftertaste. It is naturally low in caffeine

Japanese infusions

These teas  represent the more creative end of the spectrum, being combined withvarious flowers or fruit. The tea in the mixtures is sencha, hojicha or black teadepending on how well it synthesises with the added flavour

Kyoho Sencha

Kyoho Sencha

巨峰煎茶 Sencha combined with Japanese ‘mountain grape’ which contributes a lush berry-like sweetness to the infusion

Yuzucha

Yuzucha

柚子茶 Sencha combined with yuzu (Japanese citrus fruit) for more zesty, tangy notes in addition to the underlying elegance of the green tea

Lychee Black Tea

Lychee Black Tea

ライチ紅茶 The bright, refreshing taste of the lychee combines perfectly with traditional black tea to give a very aromatic infusion

Rose Hojicha

Rose Hojicha

ローズ ほうじ茶 A delicious roasted flavour Katsute organic hojicha with a hint of sweet notes blended with the fragrance of red rose petal. It has a low level of caffeine which is perfect for evening tea.

Aomori Dattan Sobacha

Aomori Dattan Sobacha

そば茶 A herbal infusion of roasted buckwheat kernels. A rich drink with a very delightful taste, offering notes of hazelnut. Delicious drunk iced in the summer.

Oolong Black Ginger

Oolong Black Ginger

ウーロンブラックジンジャー Oolong tea is semi-oxidised with a darker colour and more earthy flavour than green tea, but a lighter character than black tea. The ginger gives this tea a spicy edge

Sakuracha

Sakuracha

桜茶 Salted, pickled sakura (cherry blossom) flower IS used to make this naturally caffeine-free infusion. An acquired taste for some but popular in Japan.

Matcha latte

Matcha latte

抹茶ラテ Increasingly popular in the west, matcha (powdered green tea)is very rich in the beneficial amino acids, vitamins, antioxidants and fibre contained in the tea leaves. The health benefits are attracting considerable attention.

Houjicha latte

Houjicha latte

焙じ茶ラテ Prepared in a similar style to Matcha Latte, this tea instead uses roasted hojicha tea which has a more nutty, toasted flavour and is naturally almost caffeine-free due to the roasting process used.

Tea Latte

Matcha hotchocolate

Matcha hotchocolate

抹茶ホットチョコレート White hot chocolate drink with high-quality matcha powder giving a luxurious but healthy brew

Matcha affogato

Matcha affogato

抹茶アフォガート

Japanese Tea In Tea Bag

* Denotes no caffeine

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Address: Katsute100, 100 Islington High St, London N1 8EG

Hours: 11AM–9PM

Phone: +44 20 7354 8395

Hojicha

焙じ茶 Roasted green tea with a darker red-brown colour. Its mild, less astringent flavour and the fact that it is very low in caffeine traditionally made it popular with children and elderly people