IKKYU EXCELLENCE BOX

Premium Gyokuro

IKKYU EXCELLENCE BOX
IKKYU EXCELLENCE BOX
IKKYU EXCELLENCE BOX
IKKYU EXCELLENCE BOX
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A luxury box bringing together 3 x 50g of our finest green teas. The perfect gift for the most discerning tea connoisseurs.

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Description

EXCELLENCE Luxury Gift Box

This gift box brings together 3 x 50g of some of the finest green teas made in Kyushu, and is the perfect gift for the most discerning tea connoisseurs looking for an unforgettable experience.

Enjoy the incredible taste range and powerful umami of MITSUE Competition-grade Sencha, SATORI Dento Hon Gyokuro, and AIKO Premium Sencha. The teas are wrapped by an extra thin sheet of traditional Japanese paper (Washi). The box includes a detailed description of each tea, brewing instructions and the producers' profiles.

The teas are wrapped by an extra thin sheet of traditional Japanese paper (Washi). The box includes a detailed description of each tea, brewing instructions and the producers' profiles.

Information

Harvest
2022

Origin
100% Japanese tea from Chiran and Yame

Quality and Type
Premium Gyokuro, Premium Sencha, Competition Sencha

Cultivars
SATORI – Gyokuro: Sae-Midori
MITSUE – Sencha: Yutaka-Midori, Yabukita
AIKO – Sencha: Yabukita

Conservation: 1 year unopened

Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening

Tasting Guide Satori

Brewing Instructions
SATORI

tea spoons Tea for 2
4g / 0.14 oz
water dosimeter Water
40ml / ~ 1.35 fl oz
tea spoons Temperature
40C / 104F
time icon Time
120s

Producer Profile
Satori

KIYA YASUHIKO

Kiya Yasuhiko the Third (heir and third owner of Kiya-horyouen) is a certified Japanese Tea Appraiser (out of a total of 39 in Japan). He works to spread new ideas and concepts about Japanese tea and promote Yame tea, gyokuro and tea culture in general.

We are honored to propose Kiya san’s incredible teas and be able to collaborate together on new ways to enjoy green tea by going beyond the traditional approach. Kiya san has developed exclusive teas for IKKYU. His deep and unique knowledge of tea along with the quality of Kiya san’s products will lift you to the highest levels of Japanese green tea.

 

Tasting Guide Mitsue

Brewing Instructions
MITSUE

tea spoons Tea for 2
4g / 0.14 oz
water dosimeter Water
160ml / ~5.41 fl oz
tea spoons Temperature
70C / 158F
time icon Time
45s

Producer Profile
Mitsue

KAZUHIRO NAGAYAMA

In 1942 the first generation Eiyu Nagayama established the Nagayama tea factory, the second generation Nagayama Akira cleared up forests and expanded our fields.

After that, Akio Nagayama commited to continue improving our tea quality. And now, the 4th generation through the efforts of Nagayama Kazuhiro, we have been certified JGAP and ISO9001. We are located in Ei-Cho at the southern tip of the Satsuma Peninsula in Kagoshima Prefecture, the annual average temperature is 17 ° C and the climate is mild.

Our tea plant is located in a mountain above 250 meters in altitude with morning and evening fog, day and night temperature difference, wet soil and moderate solar radiation, is the ideal natural environment for tea trees.

Tasting Guide Aiko

Brewing Instructions
AIKO

tea spoons Tea for 2
8g / 0.28 oz
water dosimeter Water
200ml / ~6.76 fl oz
tea spoons Temperature
60C / 140F
time icon Time
120s

Producer Profile
AIKO

CHISAKO MISOTA

In 1942 the first generation Eiyu Nagayama established the Nagayama tea factory, the second generation Nagayama Akira cleared up forests and expanded our fields.

After that, Akio Nagayama commited to continue improving our tea quality. And now, the 4th generation through the efforts of Nagayama Kazuhiro, we have been certified JGAP and ISO9001. We are located in Ei-Cho at the southern tip of the Satsuma Peninsula in Kagoshima Prefecture, the annual average temperature is 17 ° C and the climate is mild.

Our tea plant is located in a mountain above 250 meters in altitude with morning and evening fog, day and night temperature difference, wet soil and moderate solar radiation, is the ideal natural environment for tea trees.

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