Inspired by our recent excursion to Japan, we crafted a set that elegantly encapsulates the renowned Japanese hospitality. Across our travels, we were frequently greeted with a chilled, beaded glass of iced tea—a delightful welcome upon arrival! Mizudashi cold-brewing and chilled tea allow one to make a pitcher that can last a few days, perfect for offering to friends or just to beat the summer heat. Enjoy special selections of Kyobancha and Chiran Fukamushi, evoking the delectable flavors of Japan's countryside and transporting you on our journey.
(Available in very limited quantities only for this season or while supplies last. This set includes 20g of two teas. Glassware not included)
1. Kyobancha 2023 Harvest
Enduring and beloved, Bancha is a style of Japanese tea made from the remnants of trimmed branches, stems, and leaves. One type of Bancha, Houjicha, is widely recognized, yet its distinct regional varieties ensure a broad range of flavors. Kyoto's renowned Karibancha, for example, is crafted with hand-unrolled leaves plucked after the Ichibancha sencha harvest, boasting a full-bodied umami flavor, sweetness, and pleasant pungency. After being dried and unrolled, the leaves are pile-burnt for an extra smoky, resinous essence – delightful when served chilled. With every sip, we are reminded of the classic teahouses of Kyoto.
Smokey peat, sugar cane, puffed rice
2. Chiran Fukamushi 2023 Harvest
Fukamushi is a deep steamed style of processing sencha which results in a beautiful deep emerald color and pungent aroma, perfect for cold brewing during sultry summer days. When cold brewed at lower temperatures, Fukamushi shines forward with a deep sweetness and array of tropical flavors created by the warm Kyushu sun.
Tropical fruit, buttery, fresh bamboo, refreshing astringency