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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 artisanal tea. These charming sets offers a truly unique and memorable coffee experience.
SAKURA Gift Set:
| Kanso Slate Vase
| Peony Candle
| Santa Rosa Plum Jam
| Sapling Demitasse Spoon
SAKURA Gift Set consists of:
GENMAI-CHA TEA | From the Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan, this popular blend consists of premium green tea leaves, roasted rice and matcha to smooth out the flavor and gives each cup a vibrant green color . It was voted "Best Blend Tea" at the 2008 World Tea Expo.
KANSO VASE | A traditional Japanese garden would not be complete without sculptural stone pieces, a water feature and plant life. This modern vase created out of textured black slate incorporates stone, water and nature - true zen. Use also as a platform to display or burn the enclosed peony candle.
PEONY CANDLE | A still-life wax sculpture in rich, warm plum tones.
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.
MULBERRY PAPER GIFT BOX | Handcrafted in Thailand, this beautiful mulberry paper gift box is wrapped with artwork painted by Paul Buxman which beautifully mirrors the artwork on the label for the Santa Rosa plum jam.