TOSHIRO

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Description
Picked at the end of May, during the first harvest, in Miyazaki prefecture, this high-grade green tea is extremely rare. 

Miyazaki san has created an organic Kamairicha with a blend of the Yabukita and Kanaya Midori cultivars. TOSHIRO has a comforting balance of roasted soybean, cooked bok choy, and asparagus notes. As the tea is enjoyed, the green- yellow liquor develops subtle umami characteristics and notes of toasted cashew and taro. It is the perfect tea for a calm afternoon.

Pan-fried and not steamed, TOSHIRO is still very much a green tea, with all of its antioxidants. Its freshness and sweetness come together with a subtle touch of umami for an exquisite balance, undisturbed by a pinch of bitterness. Its low caffein levels make this tea a perfect choice for a late-afternoon brew.

Producer

Origin
100% Japanese tea from Miyazaki
Quality and Type
Premium Organic Kamairicha
Organic
Yes, JAS certification
Cultivar
Yabukita, Kanaya Midori

Tasting Notes

Packing
Resealable vacuum bag, or aluminium bag with neutral gaz for best preservation.

Conservation

Unopened
1 Year

Opened
6 weeks

Preparation

Tea quantity
6g /0.21oz

Water quantity
160ml /5.41oz

Temperature
80C / 176F

Brewing time
90s

Reviews

Reviews

  1. Curtis Dodson (verified owner)

    This is in my top 3 for favourite teas. I’ve always been a fan of Chinese Tea, so a pan fried tea from Japan just makes me so delighted. This was my first time trying a kamairicha and it was completely worth it.

    If you enjoy the pan fried style of Chinese tea, but also love Japanese tea, then this is the tea for you.

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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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TOSHIRO

$11$14

Clear

Description
Picked at the end of May, during the first harvest, in Miyazaki prefecture, this high-grade green tea is extremely rare. 

Miyazaki san has created an organic Kamairicha with a blend of the Yabukita and Kanaya Midori cultivars. TOSHIRO has a comforting balance of roasted soybean, cooked bok choy, and asparagus notes. As the tea is enjoyed, the green- yellow liquor develops subtle umami characteristics and notes of toasted cashew and taro. It is the perfect tea for a calm afternoon.

Pan-fried and not steamed, TOSHIRO is still very much a green tea, with all of its antioxidants. Its freshness and sweetness come together with a subtle touch of umami for an exquisite balance, undisturbed by a pinch of bitterness. Its low caffein levels make this tea a perfect choice for a late-afternoon brew.

Producer

Origin
100% Japanese tea from Miyazaki
Quality and Type
Premium Organic Kamairicha
Organic
Yes, JAS certification
Cultivar
Yabukita, Kanaya Midori

Tasting Notes

Packing
Resealable vacuum bag, or aluminium bag with neutral gaz for best preservation.

Conservation

Unopened
1 Year

Opened
6 weeks

Preparation

Tea quantity
6g /0.21oz

Water quantity
160ml /5.41oz

Temperature
80C / 176F

Brewing time
90s

 

 

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