Teas of Japan Gift Box from Curious Tea contains eight small pouches of 10g each of eight different teas all originating from Japan. This Japanese tea selection gift box is perfect for exploring the different tea types to come from a country renowned for producing some of the most unique teas. We carefully handpicked these to showcase each tea and highlight how cultivation, terroir and processing play their roles in turning the camellia sinensis plant into so many different types of teas with such varied taste profiles.
We recommend purchasing this tea selection in gift packaging. This consists of an embossed gift box lined with mulberry paper that makes for a fantastic tea gift. This is the perfect way to present this unique tea gift to any tea lover.
This Teas of Japan Gift Box contains the following selection of Japanese teas:
Ashikita Izumi Wakocha is an unusual Japanese black tea from Tsuge in Kumamoto Prefecture. Crafted from the very rare Izumi cultivar plants, it produces a clear amber liquor. The lightly mineral taste has sweet notes of fruits and honey with a lasting floral and chalky aftertaste.
Ashikita Yabukita Kamairicha is a smooth pan-fried tea crafted mostly from Yabukita cultivar plants grown in Tsuge, Ashikita District, Kumamoto Prefecture. It has a vegetal and savoury profile with mineral, umami notes and a satisfying, lightly sweet aftertaste with no astringency.
Fuji Yumewakaba Wakocha is a flavoursome Japanese black tea from the slopes of Mt Fuji that is made from the newly introduced Yumewakaba cultivar. It produces a rich liquor with a savoury taste that has tangy, fruity and peppery notes and a lightly tannic lasting aftertaste.
Kawane Asamushi Sencha is a high grade Yabukita Sencha from Kawane Honcho, one of the best mountainous green tea terroirs of Shizuoka. Carefully processed, it undergoes light steaming to produce a smooth liquor with sweet vegetal notes and a lasting savoury grassy finish.
Kirishima Hojicha is a popular and traditional Japanese green tea that undergoes high temperature roasting. This results in a lower tannin and caffeine content. The taste is nutty and roasted, more like a baked oolong than a green tea, with minimal grassiness and astringency.
Makinohara Kukicha green tea from Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan is made from a mixture of sencha leaves and stalks, resulting in a sweeter character. It produces a green liquor with a grassy aroma. The verdant sweet profile has satisfying toasted notes and a slightly savoury aftertaste. Winner of a 1* Great Taste Award in 2019.
Shimada Sakura Smoked Wakocha is a unique smoked black tea from Shimada in Shizuoka Prefecture. It is gently smoked over wood from cherry blossom trees, resulting in a smoky and fruity liquor. The warming flavour has complex notes of sour cherries, leather and tobacco.
Yame Gyokuro is a shaded green tea from the famous Yame tea growing area of Fukuoka Prefecture. Fine dark leaves produce an opaque green liquor with a savoury aroma. The rich taste has creamy umami flavours with notes of herbs and fresh green vegetables.