GYOKURO BOX I

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$120

Description
A luxury gift box of 125g of green tea from Yame that has been elected Best Gyokuro of 2017. Made by the tea master Koga San, this award ­winning “dento hon gyokuro” (traditionally made Gyokuro) will impress all green tea connoisseurs. It comes packed in an elegant golden can with 125g of tea, nested in a traditional, wooden box with its hand­written calligraphy.

This is a very rare tea that Ikkyu is proud to be able to offer you today. This extraordinary gift set will delight the most demanding green tea connoisseurs and lovers. It is a very limited edition prepared by hand by the producer, make sure to order today and not miss this opportunity ! There is also a set available as a double gift box, with a second, beautiful can with 130g of premium sencha.

Producer

Origin
100% Japanese tea from Yame certified G.I.


Quality and Type

Premium Gyokuro

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

Conservation

Unopened
1 Year

Opened
6 weeks

Preparation

Tea quantity
8g /0.28oz

Water quantity
40ml /1.35oz

Temperature
40C / 104F

Brewing time
120s

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 BOX I

$120

Description
A luxury gift box of 125g of green tea from Yame that has been elected Best Gyokuro of 2017. Made by the tea master Koga San, this award ­winning “dento hon gyokuro” (traditionally made Gyokuro) will impress all green tea connoisseurs. It comes packed in an elegant golden can with 125g of tea, nested in a traditional, wooden box with its hand­written calligraphy.

This is a very rare tea that Ikkyu is proud to be able to offer you today. This extraordinary gift set will delight the most demanding green tea connoisseurs and lovers. It is a very limited edition prepared by hand by the producer, make sure to order today and not miss this opportunity ! There is also a set available as a double gift box, with a second, beautiful can with 130g of premium sencha.

Producer

Origin
100% Japanese tea from Yame certified G.I.


Quality and Type

Premium Gyokuro

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

Conservation

Unopened
1 Year

Opened
6 weeks

Preparation

Tea quantity
8g /0.28oz

Water quantity
40ml /1.35oz

Temperature
40C / 104F

Brewing time
120s

 

 

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Then you drink it properly.
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