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Japonica Gift Sets
In the East, gifts are made using many intricate details to create a single, stunning presentation. We have produced these alluring gift sets that offer the best of the East Bay, the West Coast, and the Far East. Owner-operator, Valerie Nara, has carefully assembled and selected each premium element to uniquely complement the artisan tea. These charming sets offers a truly unique and memorable tea experience.
KIMOCHI Gift Set
| Sugimoto Sen-cha (20 teabags)
| Santa Rosa Plum Jam
| Sapling Demitasse Spoon
| Keepsake Gift Box
SEN-CHA | From the Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan, this premium green tea is produced from 1st and 2nd harvest leaves. It is characterized by a grassy aroma and mild sweet taste balanced with underlying bitterness.The harvest and steaming time are the biggest factors in determining the flavor and appearace of sencha.
SANTA ROSA PLUM JAM | The Santa Rosa plum is a cross between an ancient Japanese variety and the wild American plum. Due to its delicate nature, the Santa Rosa plum is grown and handpicked by a few small, local farmers, and its jam is highly coveted. Prepared by the Buxman family, located in the Central Valley of California, the fruits are certified California Clean (using neither synthetic nor natural toxins), harvested only when tree-ripened, and made to order. Paul Buxman is also an accomplished illustrator and painter and his artwork is featured on the packaging of this special jam.
SAPLING DEMITASSE SPOON | Fashioned from recycled food-safe metals, this handsome design is reminiscent of a young tree tree branch.
KEEPSAKE GIFT BOX | Made in Thailand from mulberry paper and adorned with a handcrafted paper blossom.