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LOOSE LEAF TEA
sampler
4 teas, 3.2oz
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samurai sampler

samurai sampler

A wonderful introduction to the wide range of Japanese green teas. Each sample makes about 8-10 cups of tea. This set includes (though subject to infrequent change):

sencha overture - Rich, brothy texture, refreshing aroma and sweet flavor reminiscent of tender steamed veggies and fresh seaweed.
hojicha - An Adagio customer favorite, with a toasty nutty flavor and slightly mesquite note. Earthy and warm quality, soothing finish.
genmai cha - Classic Japanese green tea, blended with toasted, popped rice. Warm, nutty with a lovely savory and hearty quality.
kukicha - This blend of leaves and stems yields a sweet sesame seed or chestnut note. Tender like soft white rice. Balanced and low in astringency.

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sencha overture - Sencha is a steamed green tea from the Shizuoka prefecture of Japan, harvested in the early summer (the second flush). It produces a rich, brothy texture, with a clean, very refreshing green aroma. The cup develops a sweet flavor reminiscent of tender steamed veggies and fresh seaweed, with a rounded finish that coats the palate at the end. Our Sencha Overture has a classic sencha flavor, perfect for fans of all things 'green.'
hojicha - Green tea from Japan that is rendered brown by roasting Bancha (a summer crop tea, harvested after Sencha) tea leaves. An Adagio customer favorite, with a toasty nutty flavor and slightly mesquite note. Earthy and warm quality, soothing, clean finish.
genmai cha - Genmai Cha is a classic Japanese green tea, blended with toasted, popped rice. Originally created to stretch short supplies of tea, now enjoyed by tea lovers here and abroad. Warm and nutty taste, with a lovely savory quality. A hearty cup of tea that is easy to combine with food. Genmai Cha is a great solution for those seeking a substantial, but less astringent, flavor from their cup.
kukicha - A warm, rounded and playful green tea from Japan. Kukicha is a blend of tea leaves and tea leaf stems. The lightness of the stems translates into the cup as a sweet, white sesame seed or chestnut note. Tender quality to the texture, like soft white rice. Very balanced and, for a Japanese tea, very low in astringency.

getting started

New to loose teas? Our IngenuiTEA is a wonderful tool to help get you started with the teas in this sampler set. Easy to use and clean, and suited to any loose tea, you'll wonder how you got along without one.

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