A Spring Tribute to Japan

March 23, 2016

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Spring in Japan sees visitors from all corners of the world gathering to catch a glimpse of the mesmerizing beauty of the new blooms of Sakura. With the breathtaking display also comes a reminder of the transitory character of nature's beautiful creations.

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TWG Tea, the finest luxury tea brand in the world, pays a befitting tribute to one of the most celebrated and beautiful seasons in Japan with the introduction of the 2016 edition of Sakura! Sakura! Haute Couture Tea. Produced in limited quantities, this fine green tea with notes of cherry blossom is TWG Tea’s unique interpretation and celebration of the annual Hanami – a flower viewing ceremony originating from the 8th Century, during Nara Period in Japan’s history.

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Did you know...

"Hanami – a flower viewing ceremony of the Sakura blooms - or cherry blossoms - started during the Nara Period of Japan’s history and used to be an exclusive privilege reserved for the of society’s elite from the Imperial Courts. This long standing tradition, also known as cherry blossom festival, soon spread across the society and has evolved to be the internationally recognized event it is today."

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Bringing you on an unforgettable journey to discover one of the most captivating seasons in Japan. Packaged in a golden yellow box, the Sakura! Sakura! Haute Couture Tea is reminiscent of warm sunlight permeating through the cool clouds, a glorious awakening for the body and soul.

Enjoy from a selection of Japanese Tea Ware and TWG Tea Loose Tea 

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 The eighth largest tea-producing country in the world, Japan is renowned for green tea. Due to high local consumption, only a limited quantity of tea is reserved for the export market. The main tea growing regions in Japan are Shizuoka, Miye, Kagoshima, Kyoto, Uji, Nara, Saitama and Fukuoka. 

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Reputed for their invigorating and exquisite aroma, Japan green tea improves digestion and is gently stimulating. Rich in vitamin C and naturally low in theine, Japan green tea is taken plain at any time of the day. 

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Japanese teas are the most commonly drunk beverage drunk in Japan. Enjoy some of the finest Japanese green teas from TWG Tea's loose tea collection.

Sencha Meicha, Japanese Tea, Japan, TWG TeaSencha Meicha - A majestic and noble tea from the Shizuoka region. This delicate, grassy TWG tea conveys a sense of serenity that is characteristic of only the finest quality Japan green teas. An afternoon delight.

Sakura! Sakura! Tea, Japanese Tea, JapanSakura! Sakura! Tea - An ode to spring, this fragrant TWG Tea blend evokes Kyoto’s most celebrated season. A scattering of cherry blossoms and green tea yields a most aromatic and elegant fragrance.

Gyokuro Samurai, Japan, Japanese Tea, TWG TeaGyokuro Samurai - Several weeks before the harvest, the plantation is shaded to infuse the leaves with chlorophyll, which gives a unique and verdant taste, recognized by connoisseurs worldwide. This intoxicating TWG green tea yields an exquisite nectar boasting an infusion without tannin and a sweet scent of fresh grass. A work of art.

Saichô, Japanese Tea, TWG TeaSaichô Tea - TWG Tea has created this exclusive tea blend in homage of a revered tea master of ancient Japan. A fine green tea gracefully blended with fresh pomegranate blossoms.

Genmaicha, TWG Tea, JapanGenmaicha - A traditional Japanese specialty of exquisite green tea blended with roasted and popped rice. Mild and smooth, this TWG tea produces a bright infusion with a unique, toasted flavour. A favourite with tea lovers of all ages.

Geisha Blossom, Japan, TWG Tea

Geisha Blossom Tea - Elegant and highly refined, this TWG Tea blend of green tea and refreshing ripe southern fruits infuses into a fragrant cup that will calm and appease after a day’s disruptions.

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Mari Teapot 

In Japan, cast iron tea wares have been used for centuries for their practical functionality and alluring shapes. TWG Tea offers a large collection of Japanese teapots and coasters, all made in cast iron, a material known to keep the tea hot longer.

All teapots are fully enamelled so that these teapots can be used for all types of tea. Each teapot is handmade in Japan according to ancestral methods to respect
traditions, historic shapes and trimmings. 

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