JUN

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Description
For 35 years now, Irie san has invested his time and energy in growing 100% chemical and pesticide-free green tea. Tucked in the forest at nearly 600 meters above sea level in the Yame mountains, the tea leaves used by Irie san benefit directly from a healthy and naturally enriched soil.
The nutrients, minerals and vitamins absorbed by the trees end up in the leaves, and so, eventually, in your cup, helping your body to remain strong and healthy. “Jun” is one of the few organic teas from the Yame area.  The quality of this Sencha is exceptional. It yields a strong and refreshing taste, either in hot and cold brew.
Easy to brew, the Umami of this tea is very present, and the balance between bitterness and sweetness is exceptional. This tea is definitely one of our favorite and probably the best one to discover and enjoy Japanese green tea. Made in very small quantities by a farmer who relies on the sole power of nature, it is an exceptional and rare tea that even our clients in Japan are surprised to discover. Irie san’s tea has passed the most stringent tests, including those set up in Germany, making it a perfectly safe and healthy beverage to enjoy.

Producer

Origin
100% Japanese tea from Yame
Quality and Type
Organic High-Grade Sencha
Organic 
Yes, JAS and EUROFINS certification 
Cultivars
Yabukita, Sae-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
8g /0.28oz

Water quantity
180ml /6.09oz

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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JUN

$14$17

Clear

Description
For 35 years now, Irie san has invested his time and energy in growing 100% chemical and pesticide-free green tea. Tucked in the forest at nearly 600 meters above sea level in the Yame mountains, the tea leaves used by Irie san benefit directly from a healthy and naturally enriched soil.
The nutrients, minerals and vitamins absorbed by the trees end up in the leaves, and so, eventually, in your cup, helping your body to remain strong and healthy. “Jun” is one of the few organic teas from the Yame area.  The quality of this Sencha is exceptional. It yields a strong and refreshing taste, either in hot and cold brew.
Easy to brew, the Umami of this tea is very present, and the balance between bitterness and sweetness is exceptional. This tea is definitely one of our favorite and probably the best one to discover and enjoy Japanese green tea. Made in very small quantities by a farmer who relies on the sole power of nature, it is an exceptional and rare tea that even our clients in Japan are surprised to discover. Irie san’s tea has passed the most stringent tests, including those set up in Germany, making it a perfectly safe and healthy beverage to enjoy.

Producer

Origin
100% Japanese tea from Yame
Quality and Type
Organic High-Grade Sencha
Organic 
Yes, JAS and EUROFINS certification 
Cultivars
Yabukita, Sae-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
8g /0.28oz

Water quantity
180ml /6.09oz

Temperature
70C / 158F

Brewing time
60s

 

 

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