GYOKURO & CHINA SET

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$163

Net Tea Weight: 100g (3.52oz)


Description
A beautiful and exceptional luxury gift box of made of 100g of the competition-grade, award-winning dento hon gyokuro of tea master Koga san, also available in 5g small bags (see our product MIYAKO). Dento hon gyokuro is a speciality of Yame area, today the only region in Japan that still grows the ‘king of teas’ in the traditional way, under the shade of rice straw. The red GI label on the box proves that this gyokuro was grown and made according to this process.

Next to the elegant can containing the gyokuro, a beautiful set of white porcelain from Arita (Saga pref., Kyushu), one of the most famous porcelain-making areas of Japan.

This set includes a small tea pot (kyusu) that incorporates a steel mesh, with a perfect size for brewing gyokuro, as well as two small cups and a water cooler (yuzamashi) where you will transfer the boiled water before pouring it on the leaves inside the pot, once it has reached 50 degrees. 

This unique gift box will delight the most demanding gyokuro lovers.  It is a limited edition prepared by the producer, make sure to order today!

Tea pot capacity: 80ml

Tea cup capacity: 20ml

Water cooler capacity: 80ml

 

Producer

Origin
100% Japanese tea from Yame – G.I. Certified

 

Quality and Type
Competition-grade Gyokuro

Packing
Aluminium bag in a can, packed in a wooden box.
Conservation

Unopened
8 months

Opened
6 weeks
Preparation (first brew)
Tea quantity
8g /0.28oz
Water quantity
40ml /1.35oz

Temperature
40-50C / 104-122F

Brewing time
120s

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Tasting Guide

sweetness

A sweet-tasting tea is a very light tea that leaves a sensation of natural sweetness in the mouth.

UMami

Although there is no official translation of the word “umami”, some call it “savory taste”: it leaves a mild and lasting pleasant brothy after taste and is recognized as one of the five basic tastes (together with sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and saltiness). It also induces salivation and a furriness sensation on the tongue, stimulating the throat, the roof and the back of the mouth.

BITTERNESS

The natural bitterness of green tea comes from the way it is made. Unlike black and oolong teas, green teas are made from the unfermented leaves of the tea plant, which keeps the antioxidants intact, but also gives them the bitter taste. This bitterness can be regulated with the water temperature : the higher the more bitter and vice-versa.

CAFFEINE

Caffeine is a naturally-occurring stimulant, found in several plants. Caffeine is water soluble, and is extracted into the brewed cup when preparing tea. In most cases, tea has much less caffeine than coffee.

CATECHINS

Catechins are a type of polyphenol (EGCG) and are the main astringency component in green tea, long known as tannins. In order to release more catechins you will need higher brewing temperature at around 80 but this will also increase the astringency and bitterness of your tea because of the caffeine. Dont use such temperatures for Gyokuro.

THEANINE

L-theanine (here referred to as theanine) is an amino acid that has a relaxing, but not sedating, effect. It is renowned for its ability to put you in the ideal state of calm attentiveness. It can sharpen focus, while reducing stress and enhancing overall well-being. Theanine can interact with caffeine, allowing a smaller dose of caffeine to have a stronger effect in terms of boosting concentration and alertness.

ASTRINGENCY

L-theanine (here referred to as theanine) is an amino acid that has a relaxing, but not sedating, effect. It is renowned for its ability to put you in the ideal state of calm attentiveness. It can sharpen focus, while reducing stress and enhancing overall well-being. Theanine can interact with caffeine, allowing a smaller dose of caffeine to have a stronger effect in terms of boosting concentration and alertness.

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GYOKURO & CHINA SET

$163

Net Tea Weight: 100g (3.52oz)


Description
A beautiful and exceptional luxury gift box of made of 100g of the competition-grade, award-winning dento hon gyokuro of tea master Koga san, also available in 5g small bags (see our product MIYAKO). Dento hon gyokuro is a speciality of Yame area, today the only region in Japan that still grows the ‘king of teas’ in the traditional way, under the shade of rice straw. The red GI label on the box proves that this gyokuro was grown and made according to this process.

Next to the elegant can containing the gyokuro, a beautiful set of white porcelain from Arita (Saga pref., Kyushu), one of the most famous porcelain-making areas of Japan.

This set includes a small tea pot (kyusu) that incorporates a steel mesh, with a perfect size for brewing gyokuro, as well as two small cups and a water cooler (yuzamashi) where you will transfer the boiled water before pouring it on the leaves inside the pot, once it has reached 50 degrees. 

This unique gift box will delight the most demanding gyokuro lovers.  It is a limited edition prepared by the producer, make sure to order today!

Tea pot capacity: 80ml

Tea cup capacity: 20ml

Water cooler capacity: 80ml

 

Producer

Origin
100% Japanese tea from Yame – G.I. Certified

 

Quality and Type
Competition-grade Gyokuro

Packing
Aluminium bag in a can, packed in a wooden box.
Conservation

Unopened
8 months

Opened
6 weeks
Preparation (first brew)
Tea quantity
8g /0.28oz
Water quantity
40ml /1.35oz

Temperature
40-50C / 104-122F

Brewing time
120s

 

 

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