SiamTeas Clubbox March ’22 – “7-SENCHA BOX”

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The SiamTeas Club Box is a flexible format for bundling several types of tea in generously proportioned tasting size on a monthly basis at a preferential price. The 3rd edition – March 2022 – is a “7-Sencha Box”. As such, it offers a representative cross-section of the world of Japanese Sencha teas, from unshaded Sencha teas to the various types of Japanese shaded teas – Kabusecha and Gyokuro – to a number of Japanese green tea specialties.

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The CLUBBOX @ Siam Tea Shop

The SiamTeas Club Box is a flexible format for bundling several types of tea in generously proportioned tasting size on a monthly basis at a preferential price. The 3rd edition – March 2022 – is a “7-Sencha Box”. As such, it offers a representative cross-section of the world of Japanese Sencha teas. Accordingly, the box’s spectrum ranges from unshaded Sencha teas to the various types of Japanese shaded teas – Kabusecha and Gyokuro – to a number of Japanese green tea specialties such as Tamaryokucha or Kukicha. What makes the box a particularly precious jewel is the bold representation of naturally cultivated Japanese green teas.

The Clubbox @ Siam Tea Shop - March 2022 : The "7-SENCHA BOX" - 7 x 10g Japanese Green Tea

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Accordingly, the March Clubbox 2022 (7-Sencha Box) offers 10g each of the following  quite diverse Japanese green teas:

1. Sencha Fuji

(Unshaded) Sencha is the most popular tea in Japan. Our Sencha Fuji, coming from the year’s first spring picking at Mount Fuji, is a Sencha tea of elevated class. What makes it stand out from the mass of customary Sencha teas, is for once the gentle mildness of its slightly grassy to delicate hay-like basic flavor. Then, it’s the tender sweetnees, with a touch of spring blossom adding to the composion, that makes this Sencha a first choice for fine gourmets.

2. Tokuya’s “Natural Cycle” Goko Kabusecha

“Kabuse Cha” is a Japanese “half-shaded” tea, based on the idea of simulating natural lighting conditions in the tea garden. Tokuya’s “Wild” Goko Kabusecha is a traditional Japanese Kabusecha tea from Tokuya Yamazaki’s “natural cycle” tea garden in Kamo, southern Kyoto. When infused, the long, dark green needles produce a characteristcally bright green shimmering cup. In terms of taste, the tea pleases with the umami sweetness that is characteristical for Kabusecha teas, accompanied by a pleasantly unobtrusive, natural grassy note.

3. Bancha Haru

Bancha Haru (“Bancha of Spring”) is an unshaded Japanese green tea. Its picking takes place in very early spring (prevernally) at Kagoshima prefecture in the very south of Japan. The early spring character and the careful processing in a way that otherwise only Sencha-, Kabusecha- and Gyokuro teas are subjected to, are elevating this Bancha tea in terms of quality and taste taste way above the level of typical late summer or autumn Banchas.

4. Kukicha

Kukicha is a special type of Japanese Sencha tea. Unlike common Sencha teas, the leaf material used for Kukicha contains a portion of stemsl. Just like Sencha tea, Kukicha comes in various qualities. On that score, our Kukicha is mainly based on tender leaf stems. These are mixed with leaves of a high-grade Sencha tea of the spring picking and then processed together. In terms of taste, the resulting green tea with its fine-dry, pleasantly spicy note resembles a Sencha tea of elevated class. At the same time, the contrast between the dark green tea leaves and the light green, almost white leaf stems make this Kukicha a true eye candy, too.

5. Nara-Native Yamatomidori Sencha

Mountain-Grown Nara Native Yamatomidori Sencha is a traditional Sencha tea from Fumiaki Iwata’s natural, pesticide- and fertilizer-free “Kitorode” tea garden in Tsukigase, a city in Japan’s Nara Prefecture, southeast of Kyoto and Osaka. In the infusion, the finely crafted, unusually long, fir-green needles produce a characteristically shimmering light-green cup that offers an idiosyncratic sweetness in taste, embedded in a roundelay of complex vegetal notes.

6. Tamaryokucha

Tamaryokucha (tama = gemstone, ryoku = green, cha = tea) is a special type of Japanese Sencha tea. Unlike common Sencha teas, however, Tamaryokucha leaves do not receive the characteristic needle shape after steaming. Instead, the pertinent rolling technique brings them in an open-rolled leave shape, resembling the Chinese role model. Our Tamaryokucha comes from the prefecture of Myazaki on the island of Kyushu, which forms the southernmost tip of Japan. The lime-colored cup impresses with its grassy and fruity bouquet. Soft, nutty notes are accompanied by spinach notes, creating a lively taste experience.

7. Shincha Gyokuro Kirisakura

Shincha Gyokuro Kirisakura (“Kirisakura” = jap. for “cherry blossoms in the fog”) is a fully shaded (Gyokuro) tea in Shincha quality (Shincha = fresh first flush) harvested during the first days of the early picking. Home of this tea is the prefecture of Kagoshima in the south of Japan. The special character of the early picking, the tea gardens’ location at the slope of a volcano, several weeks of full shading before the harvest and a high grade selection of only the youngest and most delicate leaves guarantee a top class Shincha Gyokuro.

For more information about Japanese tea history and the basic types of Japanese Sencha teas follow the link below:

https://thai-tee.de/der-teespiegel-2/der-teespiegel-vol-2015/maerz-2015-gruener-tee-in-japan-geschichte-und-moderne-auspraegung/

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Weight 200 g

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