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Curated Set #1 Montain Breath



"Mountain Breath" set includes

01 Kabuse Yamanoibuki
02 Kanayamidori sencha
03 White leaf tea
04 Zairai Kamairicha
05 Four Seasons Spring
06 Red Oolong

6 cultivars, 15g for each

Price

€ 35 / set (90g)

The name of our set #1 "Mountain Breath" is taken from one of our kabuse teas that is included in this set: "Yamanoibuki", which literally means "mountain breath".

This set contains 6 different teas that share this similar refreshing attribute but in their own distinctive styles. Each carry calming and peaceful energy, as if we are standing on a green mountain top, witnessing Nature’s gentle breath - in and out, in and out.

The multi-layer taste of Kabuse Yamanoibuki takes you traveling from a cluster of wild mushroom to a field of white flowers; Kanayamidori Sencha brings you to the conifer forest near the coast; White leaf tea then settles you with vegetal umami and green melon sweetness that you find in the coastal air of a  seaside farm; with Zairai Kamairicha’s refreshing and centering feeling, you are immediately brought to a lakeside spring fountain in the morning mist; the floral and fruity taste of Four Seasons Spring melts in the cheerful singing of spring birds; and finally High Mountain Red Oolong lays you in the midst of wild orchids, with the scent of sweet orchid nectar permeating the air.  

We hope you enjoy the “Mountain Breath” set, and the journey that lies inside.

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Kabuse Yamanoibuki
01 Kabuse Yamanoibuki

Cultivar: Yamanoibuki
Origin: Yame, Fukuoka, Japan
Farmer: Mr. Takaki
Picking: 2021 Spring 1st Flush
Processing:  shade grown for 14 days
Tasting Notes: umami mushroom, spinach soup, grain, wild flower, freshly picked sweet corn
Weight: 15g

Kanayamidori Sencha
02 Kanayamidori Sencha
Cultivar: Kanayamidori
Origin: Yame, Fukuoka, Japan
Farmer: Mr. Takaki
Picking: 2021 Spring 1st Flush
Processing: Light Steaming
Tasting Notes: creamy umami, liquid smoke, young spruce
Cultivar: Kanayamidori
Origin: Yame, Fukuoka, Japan
Farmer: Mr. Takaki
Picking: 2021 Spring 1st Flush
Processing: Light Steaming
Tasting Notes: creamy umami, liquid smoke, young spruce

Cultivar: Kanayamidori
Origin: Yame, Fukuoka, Japan
Farmer: Mr. Takaki
Picking: 2021 Spring 1st Flush
Processing: Light Steaming
Tasting Notes: creamy umami, liquid smoke, young spruce
Weight: 15g
White Leaf Tea
03 White Leaf Tea

Cultivar: Hakusei
Origin: Yame, Fukuoka, Japan
Farmer: Mr. Takaki
Picking: 2021 Spring 1st Flush
Processing: 100% shaded few weeks before picking
Tasting Notes: umami, green melon aftertaste; cooked okra, vegetal, viscous thick
Weight: 15g





Zairai Kamairicha
04 Zairai Kamairicha

Cultivar: Zairai
Origin: Kumamoto Kyusu Island
Farmer: Takahiro Okaba
Picking: 2021 Spring 1st Flush
Processing: Kamairi, Pan fired
Tasting Notes: white chocolate covered almonds, lychee, pineapple, jasmine, hard sugar candy, birch syrup

Weight: 15g
Four Seasons Spring
05 Four Seasons Spring


Cultivar: Si Ji Chun (Four Seasons Spring)
Origin: Nantou, Taiwan
Farmer: Mrs. Yang
Altitude: 200 meters
Picking: 2020 Winter
Tasting Notes: Cape Jasmine, green jujube,smooth, light-bodied, bright sweet aftertaste
Weight:
15g

Red Oolong
06 Red Oolong


Cultivar: Qing Xin
Origin: Bihu, Alishan, Taiwan
Farmer: Mrs. Yang
Altitude: 1200 meters
Picking: 2020 Summer
Tasting Notes: fermented orchid, caramel, clean as mountain spring water, sweetness coats the mouth
Weight: 15g







THE MOUNTAIN HOLDS ITS BREATH

By Jon Fosse (1959)

there was a deep breath
and then the mountain stood there
then the mountains stood there
and that’s how the mountains stand there

and stoop downwards
and downwards
into themselves
and hold their breath

while heaven and sea
stroke and beat
the mountain holds its breath