This is a set of: Mizuki Matcha & Shizuku Gyokuro
"Feeling Shady? This Matcha & Gyokuro will have you praising the shade gods ... Let the umami wash over your palate and ride the L-Theanine wave of zen. Don't blame us when you can't go back to your daily drinkers... It's only the best tea for you now.
Wrapping Notation: Sugimoto Reserve gift sets are wrapped in a black and white paper design with washi paper over it (as pictured). These wrappings cannot be chosen or customized.
Ume Musubi Mizuhiki Plum Blossom (decorative) paper cord knot
Our gift sets are decorated with the Japanese traditional paper cord knot called Mizuhiki. These ornamental "decorations" are more than just aesthetically pleasing.
Mizuhiki is a traditional Japanese craft that not only embellishes gifts, but acts as a way to express the gift giver's feelings toward the recipient. This is how Ume Musubi utilizes color, knot type, and symbolism to physically convey the strong, joyous bond that we share with close friends. The colors reflect ume, Japanese plum trees, that have auspicious red and white colored flowers which bloom and bring joy during the transition between spring and winter, while the knot is known for being strong and difficult to undo once tied. Perfect for a dear friend or appreciated by oneself, we hope that you enjoy this example of Japanese handicraft.