TAMARYOKUCHA

WHAT IS TAMARYOKUCHA ?

Tamaryokucha (“coiled tea”) is another specialty of Kyushu. It is a high grade green tea, very close to sencha, and is also commonly known as guricha (“curly tea”).

It has a tangy, berry-like taste, with a long almondy aftertaste and a deep aroma with tones of citrus, grass, and berries. Higashi sonogi is a region specialized in this tea, which is produced by steaming the youngest leaves after the harvest.

The leaves are then rolled into “comma” shapes (instead of being kneaded into “needle” shapes, like for sencha). The tea is golden yellow and can be reinfused, with a slightly different taste.

  • ISAO
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    SHINCHA 2021
    High-Grade Tamaryokucha
    REGION: 
    HIGASHI-SONOGI
    ORGANIC: 
    NO
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    A bright and balanced tamaryokucha, highly aromatic and elegant with notes of kumquat, toasted pine nut, and steamed arugula. First harvest tea.
    PLAIN BAG :
    12 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    14 US$
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  • KIRI
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    SHINCHA 2021
    Premium Tamaryokucha
    REGION: 
    HIGASHI-SONOGI
    ORGANIC: 
    NO
    WEIGHT: 
    80G / 2.82 OZ
    Enjoy its balanced complexity and lingering sweetness. Captivating, bright citrus notes are followed by notes of fresh almond and steamed arugula. First harvest tea.
    PLAIN BAG :
    27 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    30 US$
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  • KOJI
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    SHINCHA 2021
    Premium Tamaryokucha
    REGION: 
    OITA
    ORGANIC: 
    YES
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    A premium organic tamaryokucha from Oita with notes of toasted hazelnut and Brussels sprouts accented by subtle nuances of dried mango and magnolia. First harvest tea.
    PLAIN BAG :
    14 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    17 US$
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  • KOTARO
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    SHINCHA 2021
    High-grade Tamaryokucha
    REGION: 
    OITA
    ORGANIC: 
    YES
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    A high-grade organic tamaryokucha. Deep-steamed, low in caffeine, with next to no bitterness, and a subtle touch of umami. First harvest tea.
    PLAIN BAG :
    11 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    14 US$
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KOTARO
High-grade Tamaryokucha
$11-$14
REGION :
OITA
ORGANIC :
YES
A high-grade organic tamaryokucha. Deep-steamed, low in caffeine, with next to no bitterness, and a subtle touch of umami. First harvest tea.
Option / Quantity
ADD TO CART
ISAO
High-Grade Tamaryokucha
$12-$14
REGION :
HIGASHI-SONOGI
ORGANIC :
NO
A bright and balanced tamaryokucha, highly aromatic and elegant with notes of kumquat, toasted pine nut, and steamed arugula. First harvest tea.
Option / Quantity
ADD TO CART
KOJI
Premium Tamaryokucha
$14-$17
REGION :
OITA
ORGANIC :
YES
A premium organic tamaryokucha from Oita with notes of toasted hazelnut and Brussels sprouts accented by subtle nuances of dried mango and magnolia. First harvest tea.
Option / Quantity
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KIRI
Premium Tamaryokucha
$27-$30
REGION :
HIGASHI-SONOGI
ORGANIC :
NO
Enjoy its balanced complexity and lingering sweetness. Captivating, bright citrus notes are followed by notes of fresh almond and steamed arugula. First harvest tea.
Option / Quantity
ADD TO CART

what is matcha ?

Matcha (抹茶) is a fine powdered green tea made from tencha leaves (shaded leaves) that benefits from high theanine contents. Matcha combines an elegant aroma and sweetness, and brings a pleasant state of relaxation to both body and mind. Because the leaf powder is dissolved in hot water, all of the tea nutrients are ingested, including those that are not water-soluble (vitamin A, protein, vitamin E, minerals, dietary fibers).

In Japan, matcha is enjoyed during the Tea Ceremony, according to the Sado principles. Even if you are no specialist, to prepare your daily matcha, you will need several key accessories, such as a chawan (matcha bowl), chashaku (bamboo scoop), a chasen (matcha whisk) and a kusenaoshi (chasen holder). Since 2021, our shop includes handmade chasen made in Takayama, Nara prefecture, with 100% Japanese bamboo. Feel free to browse our tea accessories section to complete or start your collection.

 

 

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