Reiwa Premier

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Cherry Blossom, Cherry Wood, Floral, Fruit Tree Flowers, Honeysuckle, Marine, Nectar, Plum, Smooth, Stonefruit, Sweet, Sweet, Warm Grass, Umami
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Caffeine
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Certification
Organic
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Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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  • “Mariage Frères Advent Calendar 2022 – Day 22 I often struggle with cherry and plum teas – finding them overly sweet, candy-ish, or medicinal. However, a fruit blossom-inspired tea appears to be a...” Read full tasting note

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Tea for the new imperial era in Japan
Flowery green tea from Japan- Jardin premier*

Invitation to the voyage, where everything is order and loveliness…
REIWA, evoking ‘beautiful harmony’ is the name chosen for the new age that begins with the Emperor of Japan’s accession to the throne.

This majestic green tea from Japan, ornamented with imperial chrysanthemum flowers is rich with fragrances evoking a shower of plum and cherry blossom petals.
The joyful, delicate liquor swathes the palate with an infinitely round umami flavour.

And so begins this new time for tea, gently caressed by the rays of the sun.

Label Jardin Premier

Characteristics : #Green Tea   #Flower   #Jardin Premier   
Presentations : Collector tin
Dressed in black and enlivened with bright polka dots the tin brandishes a flamboyant rising sun in pink, the colour chosen by the Imperial House to symbolise the REIWA era.
Contenance : 80g – scented green tea from Japan

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Mariage Frères Advent Calendar 2022 – Day 22

I often struggle with cherry and plum teas – finding them overly sweet, candy-ish, or medicinal. However, a fruit blossom-inspired tea appears to be a good work around for me. The stone fruit flower notes are still on the sweet side but subtler and lighter.

The plum is a deep shade to the cherry’s brighter high note – working in tangent to provide extra scope and depth. The flower hues are a good match for the Japanese sencha base – rich in sweetgrass and umami notes (and more than a little marine air). The addition of chrysanthemum may or may not be influencing the blend; it’s been a while since I had the flower and I don’t know if MF is using it in a way that would impact the blend much, if at all – beyond aesthetics (which are completely lost in a tea satchet). There’s definitely a sweet, almost sunflower nectar-like, floral note though.

The tea makes me think of spring and new beginnings. It also pairs spectacularly with the salami & cheese spread I’m munching on. Like, it’s totally annihilating that special lingering salami aftertaste with its sweet flower power. What a gem.

Steep Count: 2

Flavors: Cherry Blossom, Cherry Wood, Floral, Fruit Tree Flowers, Honeysuckle, Marine, Nectar, Plum, Smooth, Stonefruit, Sweet, Sweet, Warm Grass, Umami

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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