HOSHINO GYOKURO AND SENCHA DOUBLE BOX

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$120

Net Tea Weight: 320g

Description:

From the small mountainous area of Hoshinomura (Yame), renowned for its gyokuro, this beautiful and luxurious gift set combines 160g of premium gyokuro and 160g of premium sencha. 

As you open the bag, you will enjoy the nutty aroma of the gyokuro, as well as its fine needles and deep emerald green. Rich and full on the palate, its powerful umami and sweet taste are complemented by slightly oaky notes that will remind you of dashi broth. Its long after taste has a subtle bitterness. 

The sencha has a sweet and delicate aroma. Its fine needles and deep green are delightful. Brewed, its emerald color is beautiful, its umami is subtle. A delicate green tea, sweet and with no trace of bitterness. 

 Producer

Origin
100% Japanese tea from Yame

Quality and Type
Premium gyokuro and premium sencha

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

Unopened
8 months (gyokuro)
12 months (sencha)

Opened
6 weeks
Preparation (first brew)

Tea quantity
8g /0.28oz (gyokuro)
6g/0.21oz (sencha)

 

Water quantity
40ml /1.35oz (gyokuro)
160ml/5.41oz (sencha)

 

Temperature
40C-50C / 104-122F (gyokuro)
70C-80C/158-176F (sencha)

Brewing time
120s (gyokuro)
60s (sencha)

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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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HOSHINO GYOKURO AND SENCHA DOUBLE BOX

$120

Net Tea Weight: 320g

Description:

From the small mountainous area of Hoshinomura (Yame), renowned for its gyokuro, this beautiful and luxurious gift set combines 160g of premium gyokuro and 160g of premium sencha. 

As you open the bag, you will enjoy the nutty aroma of the gyokuro, as well as its fine needles and deep emerald green. Rich and full on the palate, its powerful umami and sweet taste are complemented by slightly oaky notes that will remind you of dashi broth. Its long after taste has a subtle bitterness. 

The sencha has a sweet and delicate aroma. Its fine needles and deep green are delightful. Brewed, its emerald color is beautiful, its umami is subtle. A delicate green tea, sweet and with no trace of bitterness. 

 Producer

Origin
100% Japanese tea from Yame

Quality and Type
Premium gyokuro and premium sencha

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

Unopened
8 months (gyokuro)
12 months (sencha)

Opened
6 weeks
Preparation (first brew)

Tea quantity
8g /0.28oz (gyokuro)
6g/0.21oz (sencha)

 

Water quantity
40ml /1.35oz (gyokuro)
160ml/5.41oz (sencha)

 

Temperature
40C-50C / 104-122F (gyokuro)
70C-80C/158-176F (sencha)

Brewing time
120s (gyokuro)
60s (sencha)

 

 

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Then you drink it properly.
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