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First harvest tea (2021)

Description

Made from Yabukita cultivar, this organic, fukamushi (deep-steamed) Tamaryokucha produced by Takahashi-san has a vibrant green liquor. Its striking dark green leaves will continue to delight you as you enjoy each cup. Notes of toasted hazelnut and Brussels sprouts are accented by subtle nuances of dried mango and magnolia. This tea has a full body with complex umami characteristics and a lingering vegetal sweetness.

As soon as you open the tea bag, your interest will be piqued by the sweet perfume of this premium tamaryokucha that will remind you of caramelized nuts with a hint of mango. Its deep jade color and its pretty curly leaves (typical of tamaryokucha) are also very nice.

Contrary to sencha, you can brew this tamaryokucha in only 30 seconds.

Producer

Origin
100% Japanese green tea from Oita
Quality and Type
Premium Tamaryokucha
Organic
Yes

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
200ml /6.76oz

Temperature
80C / 176F

Brewing time
30 seconds

Reviews

Reviews

  1. John Schutt (verified owner)

    I can not reccomend this tea enough , especially for the price. This is a thick umami brew and given the higher temperature and lower steep times it lasts for quite some time.

  2. Andysworld2020 (verified owner)

    This has now become my one of my favourite green teas!

    The flavours of caramel, nuts, honey and open fires roll around your mouth and are simply divine.

    I call this my Christmas tea, as even the smell of the tea on opening the packet takes you on a journey of childhood joy.

    Don’t miss the beauty of this exceptional tea!

  3. iriska2903 (verified owner)

    This green tea is fresh yet robust with notes of sweet asparagus. It has a lovely aroma and clean finish. I enjoy starting my day with this cup of tea.

  4. Jared Ellerbrock (verified owner)

    My favorite tea from Ikkyu so far. It is so green and vibrant. The liquor is vivid and alive. Extremely fresh taste.

  5. CHERRY (verified owner)

    This is a new variety of my tea collection. Love the smell of the refreshing and taste good. It’s organic and very affordable.

  6. Ilya Gorbachev (verified owner)

    To me the most prominent notes in this tea are those of greens, tempered by nutty and fruity tones. The brew is of deep and vibrant green colour.

  7. Catherine Kerr (verified owner)

    Love this tea so much. This is the first tamaryokucha I’ve tried, to my knowledge, and it highly exceeded my expectations. Works great for cold steeping, too.

  8. Japanese Green Tea Drinker (verified owner)

    Quality of this tea is exceptional. One of my favourites and at a very reasonable price. The smell is intoxicating and the taste is sweet and savoury.

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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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$14$17

Clear
Earn up to 170 points.

First harvest tea (2021)

Description

Made from Yabukita cultivar, this organic, fukamushi (deep-steamed) Tamaryokucha produced by Takahashi-san has a vibrant green liquor. Its striking dark green leaves will continue to delight you as you enjoy each cup. Notes of toasted hazelnut and Brussels sprouts are accented by subtle nuances of dried mango and magnolia. This tea has a full body with complex umami characteristics and a lingering vegetal sweetness.

As soon as you open the tea bag, your interest will be piqued by the sweet perfume of this premium tamaryokucha that will remind you of caramelized nuts with a hint of mango. Its deep jade color and its pretty curly leaves (typical of tamaryokucha) are also very nice.

Contrary to sencha, you can brew this tamaryokucha in only 30 seconds.

Producer

Origin
100% Japanese green tea from Oita
Quality and Type
Premium Tamaryokucha
Organic
Yes

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
200ml /6.76oz

Temperature
80C / 176F

Brewing time
30 seconds

 

 

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