November/December  2012
Volume 3, Issues 11 & 12
Contents

NORTH AMERICAN TEA CHAMPIONSHIP
THREE NEW PREPACKAGED KYOTO & SHIZUOKA LOOSE LEAF TEAS
2012 TGT GIFT SETS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
INTRODUCING TORAYA YOKAN AWA NO KAZE

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NORTH AMERICAN TEA CHAMPIONSHIP 




First Place for TGT Blend

TGT Blend, the finest green tea in North America



 TGT Blend was recently recognized at the North American Tea Championship, in Las Vegas, in a blind tasting by judges from leading tea companies as having the finest green tea in the United States, Canada and Mexico. TGT Blend is a proprietary blend of the finest Sencha, Kukicha and Matcha from Kyoto, and has proven to be the most popular green tea distributed by The Green Teaist. We have reprinted the First Place award letter which explains the First Place award and the criteria leading to this recognition.

 

11/16/2012

Hoken Seki

The Green Teaist, LLC

225 East Deerpath Road

Lake Forest, IL 60045

 

Dear Hoken Seki:

 

On behalf of World Tea Media, producers of the North American Tea Championship, I am pleased to announce that The Green Teaist, LLC's TGT Blend has won first place in the Steamed Green Tea category of the 2012 Packaged Single-Service Class.

To choose the recipient of this award, the judging panel of professional cuppers assessed each submission through blind organoleptic analysis of the following characteristics: brewed color; brewed aroma; brewed flavor; brewed mouth-feel; brewed harmony. The ratings of each characteristic were then used to calculate an overall numerical value on a 100-point scale, and winners were determined by rank.

In recognition of its superior evaluation, World Tea Media presents the First Place North American Tea Champion

Award to The Green Teaist, LLC for its TGT Blend.

World Tea Media and the North American Tea Championship Judging Panel congratulate The Green Teaist, LLC and wish you every success in the future.

 

Sincerely,

 

Rebecca Wren

Competition Manager

World Tea Media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 
THREE NEW PREPACKAGED KYOTO AND SHIZUOKA LOOSE LEAF TEAS   





The Green Teaist is pleased to introduce its new prepackaged Kyoto and Shizuoka loose leaf teas, featuring Kukicha (Karigane) from Kyoto, and Fukamushicha (Sencha) and Asamushicha "Shooting Star" (Sencha) from Shizuoka, each packaging contains a generous 150 grams with a degassing valve to ensure freshness, including an enclosed tea scoop to simplify measuring the proper amount of tea for steeping. Although TGT tea sachets provide convenience, for the best green tea experience, the traditional manner of steeping or infusing loose leaf teas in a tea pot and using a strainer when pouring is always preferable for the perfect green tea experience. In addition to these three loose leaf teas, The Green Teaist will have available shortly, Sencha (Yufune) 150g and Hojicha (Houou) 100g, from Kyoto, in the new packaging. All of these new prepackaged green teas will also be featured in the TGT website. Until then, please visit The Green Teaist in Lake Forest or Beverly Hills to purchase them or telephone 847-234-2175 ir 847-735-0400 to place orders.
 




Kukicha (Karigane) is a green tea made from Gyokuro (the most exquisite and elegant green tea of Kyoto grown under shade), together with the stem portions, providing for a woodsy note in addition to the pronounced aromatics. 
 





Asamushicha (Sencha) from Shizuoka is a lightly-steamed green tea unique to The Green Teaist from one of the leading tea estates on the highest mountain peaks (hence, the reference to "Shooting Star") with cool and misty morning dew during the growing season. An unusually rich and satisfying bouquet and after-notes of roasted barley and grains.

 


Fukamushicha (Sencha) from Shizuoka is the traditional deep-steamed green tea of that region. The Green Teaist's version is made from premium Sencha, deep-steamed and lightly-dried in a kiln at a lower temperature than usual. The result is a fine, full-bodied green tea.
 
 

 

 

2012 NEW GIFT SETS - IDEAL FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND GIFT-GIVING ANYTIME

                               

These gift sets are ideal for this year's holidays as well as anytime a special gift is required. They are unique, elegant and feature the finest tea and confectionery products of Japan. As some of these new items have not yet been posted on the TGT website, kindly visit the TGT Salons in Lake Forest or Beverly Hills where they will be available for purchase or telephone 847 234-2175 or 847 735 0400.

 

  

    

YOKU MOKU 2012 GIFT SETS         

  

The Green Teaist is pleased to join the company of several of the finest premium retailers in America to offer, for this holiday season, the confectionery products of Yoku Moku, the finest gourmet biscuits and cookies, perhaps, in the world. Each year, Yoku Moku presents special Holiday tins which also serve as wonderful keepsakes.  

 

 

Yoku Moku and TGT Matcha Bonbons
   

 

 

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Cinq Delices assortment of  five different Yoku Moku confections, each individually wrapped.  
 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

Petite Cinq Delices assortment of five different Yoku Moku confections, each individually wrapped.

 

 

 

 

TGT MATCHA BONBONS AND TGT GREEN TEA COLLECTION GIFT SET

 

 

TGT Matcha Bonbons, a delicious confection of pure matcha and white, milk and dark chocolates and TGT Green Tea Collection Sachets featuring ten different green teas.  


 

 

 

TORAYA YOKAN AND TGT GIFT SETS

 

 

 

The Green Teaist and Toraya Confectionery Company have collaborated to provide two new gift items of taste, elegance and style, available only at The Green Teaist. They feature The Green Teaist's Green Tea Collection of ten different tea sachets from Kyoto, Matcha (Fugen no Mukashi) and Toraya Confectionery's traditional yokans, both medium-size and petite in various flavors. The winning combinations provide the ideal pairing of the finest green teas with the most famous confections of Japan. 

 

 

 

Toraya "Yoru no Ume" Yokan and TGT Green Tea Collection Gift Set consisting of 6 petite yokans and 1 Yoru no Ume medium-size yokan. 

 

 

 

 

 




Toraya "Awa no Kaze" Yokan and TGT Matcha Gift Set

 
INTRODUCING TORAYA 
"AWA NO KAZE" YOKAN 
 

In addition to Yoru-no Ume and Omokage, TGT is pleased to announce the introduction of "Awa no Kaze" Yokan which might be translated as "Sea Foam," a unique and delicious Yokan utilizing "wasambonto," a rare sugar indigenous to Japan and produced in limited quantities.

 

Awa no Kaze is available at the TGT Salons in Lake Forest and Beverly Hills and will be available soon on the TGT website.

 


 

 

 

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