2016 Collection / Rare

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2016 Collection / Rare

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We are proud to introduce our 2016 Rare Tea Collection. Teas featured in this set were personally sourced by Kettl and are part of our exclusive catalog of products. Both products featured are rare in that their style is unique, their production amount is low, and they come from award winning producers. Tea of this caliber rarely, if ever makes it out of Japan. Until Now.  Each set is hand wrapped in a Japanese timber box.

Set 1 Includes

1 x Shizuku Gyokuro, 50g

This hon, or true gyokuro, is shaded for 20 days before being hand harvested. Elevated levels of the amino acid theanine impart a deep and pervasive savoriness that is balanced by a gentle floral finish.

1 x Asa no Yume Tamaryokucha, 50g

We are proud to offer you the exclusive house tea for NYC's Sushi Nakazawa. Grown by our good friend Masatoshi Matsuo san, this tea was the 2014 grand prize winner of the 2014 Tokyo Tea Party Nihoncha Awards. This Asatsuyu varietal Tamaryokucha is a curled leaf, steamed green tea hailing from Nagasaki Prefecture. Expect beautiful aromatics, refreshing and focused flavor on the palate, and a lasting buttery sweetness. 

 

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Set 2 Includes

 

2 x 2015 Gold Prize Gyokuro, 5g

National Grand Prize Gyokuro as awarded by The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries.

This grand prize tea was chosen among hundreds of entries from throughout Japan. By law, teas competing at the nationwide fair may only be produced in the amount of 4kg. The pedigree of plant, technical skill in production, and extreme scarcity mean a getting a chance to drink this tea is nearly impossible. We are proud to have developed outstanding partnerships that allow us to give you access to a truly once in a lifetime tea. We are proud to bring you 2015's finest gyokuro. This tea will be available first come first serve and is currently unavailable in or outside of Japan except through Kettl.

Grower: Kazumi Inoue

Varietal: 100% Saemidori

Production area: Joyo-machi, Fukuoka, Japan

Total Production Amount: 4kg

2 x 2015 Gold Prize Sencha, 5g

National Grand Prize Sencha as awarded by The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries.

This grand prize tea was chosen among hundreds of entries from throughout Japan. By law, teas competing at the nationwide fair may only be produced in the amount of 4kg. The pedigree of plant, technical skill in production, and extreme scarcity mean a getting a chance to drink this tea is nearly impossible. We are proud to have developed outstanding partnerships that allow us to give you access to a truly once in a lifetime tea. We are proud to bring you 2015's finest Sencha. 

This tea will be available first come first serve and is currently unavailable in or outside of Japan except through Kettl.

Grower: Kenji Kawai

Varietal: 100% Yabukita

Production area: Tenryu, Shizuoka, Japan

Total Production Amount: 4kg

 

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