December  2011
Volume 2, Issue 18

Welcome to this Holiday issue of out newsletter.

                   Season's Greetings


Toraya Visits TGT Beverly Hills

Toraya guests reviewing Toraya Yokan preparation at TGT Beverly Hills, in November, 2011.  

TGT and Toraya Collaboration Announcement

The Rafu Shimpo, established in 1903, is the oldest newspaper in Los Angeles and carried the following advertisements earlier this month, in English and Japanese, describing The Green Teaist and Toraya collaboration.


The Green Teaist at TRS in Beverly Hills



The Green Teaist is pleased that TRS in the SLS Hotels in Beverly Hills features a wide selection of our green teas as part of its Afternoon Tea offerings created by the world famous chef, Jos Andrs.   




TGT and Toraya Gift Sets are Now Available, Just in Time for the Holiday Season!

TGT Harayama Sencha and Toraya Omokage and Yoru-no-Ume Yokan Gift Set

Featuring extra premium Harayama Sencha from Kyoto and the two most traditional Toraya Yokans: Omokage (dark brown sugar with a hint of molasses) and Yoru-no-Ume (with whole azuki beans).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $95.00




TGT Green Tea Collection and  

Toraya Petite Yokan Gift Set




Featuring ten different green teas in biodegradable sachets with five petite Toraya Yokans - two pieces of Omokage (dark brown sugar) and one piece each of Yoru-no-Ume (whole azuki beans), Hachimitsu (honey) and Kocha (black tea).                                                     $45.00                                                                                              


Teaista Signature "Infuseur" and Leaf Tea Set
TGT Lake Forest Display of the Teaista Signature "Infuseur" and Leaf Tea Set.


A truly distinctive and elegant gift for you (the tea connoisseur) or for the next most important person in your life. This signature gift set from The Green Teaist includes everything needed to infuse the most wonderful green tea in the world, including: the ultimate Kyoto green tea, Sencha (Harayama) in a stainless steel caddy; an individual Bodum double wall glass; stainless steel infuser, base and tea scoop, and complete instructions for the most perfect green tea experience.

(Please visit or telephone 847-234-2175 for full particulars and ordering this one-of-a-kind gift for the holidays.)


The Green Teaist / 647 Bank Lane / Lake Forest, Illinois 60045 /