Start your tea journey off right with a brand new Kyusu and 100 grams of this incredible Asanoka Sencha!
Black Tokoname Kyusu
If you want to brew Japanese green tea in the traditional way, you must use a Kyusu teapot. This black tokoname kyusu is a great way to start exploring the world of Japanese green tea. It is a glazed teapot so it doesn't disrupt the flavor too much and it has a traditional built-in clay filter to ensure that the leaves don't end up in your cup. The reason we recommend using the kyusu is that it provides the maximum amount of space for the leaves to open up and fully release their flavor.
This teapot is made from a natural clay called "Tatsuchi" and then it is fired in a kiln for 12 hours at 1,150 degrees C until it is hardened. The end result is a beautifully smooth and durable teapot that is ideal for all types of sencha, bancha, gyokuro and kukicha.
This teapot can hold 210 milliliters of water
Asanoka Sencha Henta
This is one of three single-cultivar sencha teas produced by Mr. Henta, an organic tea farmer in Kirishima, a region outside of Kagoshima in the south of Japan. This particular tea is an Asamushi, which means it is lightly steamed and it is not shaded prior to harvest. This tea is a mix of first and second harvests and it is grown 230 meters above sea level.
This Asanoka sencha is a sweeter tea that directly shows a little bit of a smoky, cereal wooden note. There is not a lot of a grassy flavor in this tea and it has a stronger cereal profile that develops over time. It heads into a smoky or roasted direction even though it is not a roasted tea.
This package contains 100 grams of green tea.
Steep for 1 minute at 75 degrees C 167 degrees F. Can be steeped 2-3 more times for 20 seconds each