HOSHINO SENCHA & GYOKURO BOX

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$144

Net Tea Weight: 375g (13.22 oz)


Description

A delicious and original green tea set, combining 125g of premium gyokuro and 2 x 125g of premium sencha, among the best that Hoshinomura-grown tea has to offer. Hoshino is a remote village located deep in the mountains of Yame area, in Fukuoka. With its morning fogs and crisp rivers, its micro-climate makes it perfect to grow a premium green tea that has made its reputation throughout Japan.

The perfect balance between umami and sweetness of these teas will delight all green tea connoisseurs. Their strength and long-lasting taste make them unforgettable. Both can be re-brewed several times.

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 for Gyokuro
12 months for Sencha

Opened
6 weeks

Gyokuro Preparation (first brew)
(Then brew it like the sencha)

Tea quantity
8g /0.28oz
Water quantity
40ml /1.35oz

Temperature
40-50C / 104-122F

Brewing time
2-3min

Sencha Preparation

Tea quantity
6g /0.21oz

Water quantity
180ml /6.08oz

Temperature
70C / 158F

Brewing time
60s

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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 SENCHA & GYOKURO BOX

$144

Net Tea Weight: 375g (13.22 oz)


Description

A delicious and original green tea set, combining 125g of premium gyokuro and 2 x 125g of premium sencha, among the best that Hoshinomura-grown tea has to offer. Hoshino is a remote village located deep in the mountains of Yame area, in Fukuoka. With its morning fogs and crisp rivers, its micro-climate makes it perfect to grow a premium green tea that has made its reputation throughout Japan.

The perfect balance between umami and sweetness of these teas will delight all green tea connoisseurs. Their strength and long-lasting taste make them unforgettable. Both can be re-brewed several times.

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 for Gyokuro
12 months for Sencha

Opened
6 weeks

Gyokuro Preparation (first brew)
(Then brew it like the sencha)

Tea quantity
8g /0.28oz
Water quantity
40ml /1.35oz

Temperature
40-50C / 104-122F

Brewing time
2-3min

Sencha Preparation

Tea quantity
6g /0.21oz

Water quantity
180ml /6.08oz

Temperature
70C / 158F

Brewing time
60s

 

 

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