Green Tea, My Favorite Color offers a vertical discovery pairing to heighten the senses and guide you through three diverse green teas from different countries. It is a unique premium selection that few tea purveyors can offer since many specialize in only one country's tea. Whether you are an experienced tea drinker or looking for that special gift for someone with a discerning palette, our Green Tea set will surely be well received! Let us take you on a journey through the incredibly rich history and taste of green teas.
1. Ming Qian Long Jing 明前龙井
Long Jing is synonymous with green tea in China and for a great reason, it holds legendary status. Ming Qian is one of the earliest spring picking times and the highest in quality.
Jin Yun county, Zhe Jiang, China
Delicate smokiness, tropical fruit, green bamboo
2. Osmanthus Green Tea
This incredibly aromatic tea is made using traditional methods with Osmanthus flowers layered on top of the finished tea to infuse the aroma then removed by hand over several steps. Osmanthus flower bushes have the potency to fill an entire area where they grow and the scent travels far downwind. The combination of the floral taste and aroma with the citrus qualities of this Qing Xin hybrid is a delicate yet refined mix.
Qing Xin Gan Zhong
Tropical fruit, pineapple, lemon rind
3. Okumidori Tamaryokucha
Tamaryokucha is a style of Japanese green tea that is almost identical to sencha; however, instead of rolling or shaping the leaves into long, thin needles, the leaves are left with a curly appearance. It is also slightly baked, cutting some of the astringency of normal sencha and enhancing the flavor and aroma.
Perfect balance of sweetness, slight astringency, green apple taste, beautiful bright green color in the cup.
4. Organic Sejak Green Tea 세작 May 2021 Harvest
Grown in the Jiri mountains in a bamboo grove and processed by an organic certified farm (JAS, USDA, EU) that has been naturally cultivating traditional Korean organic teas for decades. Sejak is the third grade of tea picked during the first week of May using one bud and two leaves. The leaves are more mature and create a very full tasting tea. Mature leaves then to have more tannins that create bitterness. This is offset by roasting in slightly higher temperatures and gives it a powerful aroma and delicious baked taste. Sejak is the highest consumed grade of green tea in Korea and is wonderful with any meal!
Honeydew melon, toasted almonds, marzipan