This is a set of: Homare Sencha & Shizuku Gyokuro
"Do you love watching tea leaves unfold? Are you enamored by your kyusu's perfect pour? Be mesmerized - with our two most sensational whole leaf teas. Enjoy this tea combo by comparing and contrasting the effect of shading with these complex, intricate teas.
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.