Japanese tea leaves Set

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Tea was introduced to Japan from China in the early 8th century. This is a three types of tea leaves set. Houjicha (Roasted green tea), Sencha from Uji (Uji tea), Genmaicha (Tea with roasted rice).Please enjoy the difference between the three types of tea.

Houjicha (Roasted green tea)
Trade name: "Asatsuyu Houjicha"
Houjicha is made by roasting Sencha or Bancha over a high flame. It brings out a pleasant aroma. The roasting process diminishes the tannin and caffeine.

【How to brew Houjicha in Japanese teapot】
① Place the leaves in Japanese teapot. Use 2 of a tablespoon (approx. 6g) per person.
② Pour hot water (approx. 100cc) per person into a Japanese teapot. It will be ready in 30 seconds.
③ Pour little by little between the teacup so that the color of the tea is evenly distributed, making sure you pour every last drop from Japanese teapot.

・Material/ loose leaves
・Size/ 11.5×21.5×4cm
・Weight/ 120 g
・Made in Japan

Sencha from Uji (Uji tea)
Trade name: “Cha dokoro tanbo Ujicha"
Cultivating Uji tea leaves started in the Kamakura period (1185-1336). The Japanese Buddhist priest Myoe from Kozan-ji in Toganoo encouraged people to cultivate Ujicha. In the Muromachi period (1336-1573), the Ashikaga shogunate spread the name of Ujicha around Japan. This is Sencha from Uji. Sencha is the most commonly enjoyed in Japan. It is grown under the sun without a cover. The freshly-picked tea leaves are steamed and then dried as they are rolled.

【How to brew Houjicha in Japanese teapot】
① Pour boiled water into Japanese teacup for each person so that it is 80% full and allow to cool.
② Place the leaves in Japanese teapot. Use 3/4 of a teaspoon (approx. 3g) per person.
③ Pour the cooled water into Japanese teapot and steep. It will be ready in 45 seconds to 1 minute.
④ Pour little by little between the teacup so that the color of the tea is evenly distributed, making sure you pour every last drop from Japanese teapot.

・Material/ loose leaves
・Size/ 12×19.5×1cm
・Weight/ 60 g
・Made in Japan

Genmaicha
Trade name: “Heian Genmaicha"
Genmaicha is a richly-flavored Japanese green tea made by mixing roasted rice is with Sencha or Bancha.

【How to brew Genmaicha in Japanese teapot】
① Place the leaves in Japanese teapot. Use 3/4 of a teaspoon (approx. 3g) per person.
② Pour hot water (approx. 100cc) per person into a Japanese teapot. It will be ready in 30 seconds.
③ Pour little by little between the teacup so that the color of the tea is evenly distributed, making sure you pour every last drop from Japanese teapot.

・Material/ loose leaves
・Size/ 11.5×21.5×3cm
・Weight/ 220 g
・Made in Japan

Product Type: KITCHEN AND DINING
Collection: TABLE WARE > TEA SET

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