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Je******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Super fast and accurate shipping to east coast of US!" Xi******, SINGAPORE"Shipping was fast, items were packaged well. So happy that I can try shin matcha just as it is released." LE******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Very good options on different Japanese and other teas options. I wish you write on some tea in English, for example , my favor Sencha Agata no Mori has no English description about that tea, which is important. But I thank you for a quick delivery and very best customer service! Leon. Miami, Florida, USA" Jo******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Good as always!" Ca******, KENYA"Excellent" Ps******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"The finest matcha store on the internet by far. Thank You Sazen KANPAI !!!" Na******, THAILAND"Would rate it a 6 stars if have!" Ma******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Excellent service as per usual of SAZEN. Arrived safely, intact and in less than 7 days of placing my order. Thank you again for your attention to detail and service - it is a joy to open the boxes that arrive from SAZEN." Ro******, CANADA"Best service ever..." Ma******, SINGAPORE"I am impressed because this matcha is cheap, yet it is smooth n not bitter at all with a little astrigency. Unami n sweetness maynot be as good as the premium range ones but the price is Cheaper than Those repacked ceremonial grade matcha we see on amazon or other websites but taste way better. If the entry level for this brand is this good, i wonder how good will the rest of the matcha taste like. Glad to have found this sazen website. Prices are very reasonable compared locally." Er******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Sazens service was excellent. Arrived surprisingly quick from Japan. They warn while purchasing of potential duty fee's etc, but I never had to deal with any. It arrived via FedEx as any ordinary package." Er******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Packaging was fine, no damage to the matcha tin." Ma******, IRAN"Really professional team ,, Tnx sazen for support and good service Peace and love from IRAN" Le******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Excellent." Ka******, CROATIA"the postal service charged me additional charges for processing, that was not well documented when i selected it." An******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Awesome. Will appreciate even more if you can tell me : is it true that as long I keep my total order under 10,000 JPY, I pay no Custom tax in US."Al******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Great customer service. Super fast shipping. Excellent packaging. Thank you, Sazen Tea!" St******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Gokujo Shincha 2020" Fr******, CANADA"Amazing services!" Sa******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Thank you for the excellent service. Item was packed so carefully & arrived SO fast. Can't recommend you guys enough." Ta******, HUNGARY"Perfect service, as always!" Ve******, CROATIA"Very quick delivery." BL******, MALAYSIA"Well done on detailed description, educating and communication !!" Da******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Perfect as always and early delivery by DHL." Sa******, INDONESIA"Love the service and the little package of free gift (tea) that is utterly delightful and smart (as I did order some of green teas that were given to me as samples)" Am******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Great packaging and very fast shipping. I cannot recommend the DHL DDP option enough for people in Europe, it eliminates all customs headaches and is pretty cost effective." Sa******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"World-class. Outstanding." LE******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"THE BEST!" Ya******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Great service really cheap it's worth it." Fe******, "??? ?????? ????????? ???????????. ????? ??? FedEx "?????", ?? ??? ?? ???? ????????." Al******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Outstanding service, as usual!" An******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"They are absolutely the best and very responsive. I place one year’s order at a time." Fr******, GERMANY"Thanks a lot, it´s really a great chashaku." th******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"super fast" Wi******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Great service, willing to work with me and the item was shipped quickly and well packed." Da******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Always the best!" Je******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Always super fast and always packaged with care!" Jo******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Good as always!" Ch******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Excellent, thank you for the excellent packaging and the free sample!" Th******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Fast and efficient delivery! Thank you for getting the tea out quickly." Ch******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Great as usual!" Fr******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Always helpful, always quick response." Ad******, SINGAPORE"Sazen is always fast to pack and ship my order with no mistakes." Fa******, INDONESIA"The product arrived promptly and well packed. Received a nice gift sample too. Thanks for an excellent service, Sazen. Really Appreciate it." Mi******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Wonderful and quick shipment and service. I'm so happy. Thank you!" Ja******, CHILE"Always thankful for your excellent service!" Ja******, POLAND"Thank you for fantastic quality, consistency (2020 vs 2022 Chashoten Gyokuro) and speedy delivery with a rewarding sample gift ^_^" Ma******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Service, mailing and attention to detail in packaging is always so appreciated. It is always a pleasant encounter when purchasing from Sazen. Thank you." Sa******, INDONESIA"I have been buying from Sazen for maybe 5 times now. All the way from Japan, the products arrived safely, and of good quality. I also like the reward points, and very appreciative of the mini free sample Sazen gave in each shipment. In fact, I ended up ordering some that I thought was quite good. Well done!" Da******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Excellent service" Da******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Sazen is always great." Mi******, TURKEY"Keep keeping the fineness and quality, please!" Ch******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"All the teaware I have purchased has made the trip from Japan to the US in perfect condition and the packaging is above and beyond." Ma******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"SAZEN is has become my favorite site to purchase teas and quality tea vessels at reasonable prices. Excellent shipping time and service. Thank you." Nh******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Reliable and no-hassle. I could not ask for more." Ta******, HUNGARY"Perfect, helpful, fast and big hearted customer service." Jo******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Great as always!" St******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Delicious and rich" Jo******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Great as always!" Ro******, GERMANY"One of the best tea resellers currently available for international (and, in particular, EU) customers. Literally, only the positive experience!" St******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"The taste of spring in a cup" Al******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"great service" Ap******, ISRAEL"Szazen service was great and the range of matcha tea is very nice!" St******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"The best culinary matcha - tastes like Kyoto" ha******, CANADA"Agnes was very helpful and patient. Upon request, she sent me pictures of available teapots, and I was able to pick one with a color variation that I liked. Received it 3 days later and made a tea right away.... thank you Sazen ream!" GA******, MALAYSIA"Thank you Sazen. Top quality packing and speed delivery." Wi******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Exceptional matcha selection" Sz******, ROMANIA"Great service fast shipping, only the description should be more accurate instead of 350 ml capacity correct it to 280 ml and no problem, this is too big of a size difference." Tu******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Quick to respond, very knowledgeable staff" Da******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Sazen service is always top notch." GA******, MALAYSIA"Thank you Sazen. Top quality packing and speed delivery." Da******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Always perfect!" Pa******, ARGENTINA"Agnes is very responsive and works out any problem you might have." Je******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Sazen continues to deliver faster than expected and without any issues. Thanks Sazen!!!" Sa******, ISRAEL"Sazen services and products are perfect like everytime ! Thanks for everything :-)" Ja******, PERU"Excellent as always" Vi******, ISRAEL"The product has arrived in excellent condition. It was packed with care." GA******, MALAYSIA"Thank you sazen for brings up this wonderful platform for tea lovers" Ka******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Great service! The tea and other items I ordered were well packaged and arrived quickly (within 1 week of ordering) despite COVID-19 and being shipped to GA, USA." Jo******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Great as always!" Wi******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Amazing service as always" Ta******, CANADA"packed perfectly with care and arrived quickly as always :) worlds best online tea shop." Ba******, PHILIPPINES"Again, excellent service Sazen!" Ch******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Great as usual" Ja******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"I can't believe how fast this arrived to Florida from Japan! Everything was in perfect shape and packed with much love and care." KE******, NEW ZEALAND"Thanks for the safe packaging." Da******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Perfect as always!" Ar******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Splendid" Da******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Consistent perfection!" Jo******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Good as always!" Vl******, UKRAINE"Very fast delivery, Japan-Ukraine (7 days), every time gifts, very comfortable site and track information! Thank you!" Al******, UKRAINE"Fast delivery" Ma******, NORWAY"Very impressed with my first order from your store. Good job!" No******, CANADA"Very fast shipping and delivery. Shipping is very expensive." Ju******, JAPAN"Fast and neat service! Packaging was also nice and I got a small bag of service matcha." LE******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"SUPERIOR SERVICE !" Os******, MEXICO"Congratulations to Sazen for his top quality service." Da******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Perfect!" Fa******, INDONESIA"Prompt delivery and good customer service. Products are wll packed." Wi******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"As always, service was fantastic and delivery quick." or******, ISRAEL"great company changed my life forever gave me the opportunity to the best matcha test but more important the matcha effect of energy realax and focus very good service for example i asked for usucha info the contact sent me info but immediately update iinfo in the website witch mean he think about every costumer shopping on this store" BL******, MALAYSIA"I feel the product is a little short of info. I hope to know more about the ingredients used. Is it natural essential oil or synthetic. Was it hand made or machine made and etc. Cheers" th******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Ordered on a Saturday and had tea on hand in Georgia, USA by Wed- Amazingly fast. Included sample was appreciated and excellent." Sa******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Fast and professional" Da******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Excellent! Corrected original review from 194C to 194F." Jo******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Good as always!" Ar******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Packaging and timing is good as always, you guys are such a quality service." Fa******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Professional they truly are. It was a very satisfying experience." Je******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Super fast shipping and accurate!" Jo******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Good as always!" Ro******, GERMANY"Top service!" To******, POLAND"The order came really very carefully packed in a nice coolbox. I received 2 tea samples with my order for which I am also very grateful. This was my first order from Sazen, but I already know that it will definitely not be the last." Hu******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Fast shipping and enjoyed the kind words with the packaging. Products were shipped with care." Ta******, CANADA"This has to be the best customer service I've ever found in a Tea company, and the packaging is always so secure and safe! I am always surprised at how fast I recieve these precious goods, usually taking just one week, counting the exact day of purchase. I cannot be more pleased with my buying experience here on this website." To******, GEORGIA"My favourite and trusty tea enterprise. Long live" Ia******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Arrived promptly and the sample was delicious." Ky******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Always wonderful service from the sazen team. The samples they provide are always wonderful and bring me to my next tea choice" Ma******, ITALY"Happy, when someone make his job in professional way is always repaid ! Will order again and again !" Ch******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Great as usual" Is******, "Great service from Sazen, but it seems that they're not shipping to Spain anymore :( Hoping they will resume shipping soon." Er******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"The shipping to USA is pricey, but that’s no fault of Sazen’s. They always include a sample of one of their high quality teas (sometimes even better quality than the ones I ordered) to pique one’s interest." Ja******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Amazing and caring will 100% order from again!" Na******, THAILAND"Amazing! Would give it 6 stars!!" Ri******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Fast shipping. Nice original packaging and sazen sticker with details of tea." Ja******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Service was fast all the way from Kyoto to Florida. Everything was safely packaged and you can tell they care about their customers and encouraging the way of tea." Ch******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"From prompt shipping to samples in the package I keep coming to Sazen for my tea because the service is the best!" Ri******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Thanks so much for your incredible service again. I try not to look at how much money I spend on tea from Sazen, but there's a reason I've returned for orders every few months. I've found no tea company across the world that balances excellent customer service, selection, and value the way Sazen does." Ma******, ITALY"Professional and serious" Sa******, ISRAEL"Like everytime, service's from Sazen is just at perfection, Thank You :)" Ma******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Thank you." LE******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Would be nice if there is a writing in english...." Sz******, ROMANIA"Excellent service, highly recommended to any tea lover." Ni******, BULGARIA"My favorite cup. I wish they had 45ml version of this! :( The 25ml ones are too small and this is too big. For me the perfect size is 50ml to the edge (35ml filled). But it's perfect for its size - I don't need a pitcher for my 60ml shibo which is awesome. Sazen's service is awesome - everything was packaged nicely and safely." LE******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"EXCELLENT, ALWAYS ON TIME" Ol******, CANADA"Sazen's staff shows high standards of promptness and efficiency. I ordered on the 7th of August and received them six days later, on the 13th. Everything was well packed." Je******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Sazen is the best! Super fast shipping and great packaging!" To******, GEORGIA"swift to respond, friendly and professional" Yu******, ISRAEL"Service is ok, but I after paying everything on site Fedex requested for me to pay 60$ more on arrival..." Ar******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Amazing service and packaging as always, always arrives earlier than expected. Beautiful and neat." Jo******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Great, as always!" Jo******, PHILIPPINES"thanks for the freebies i apperciate the oriental beauty and the cui feng oolong :) i am really curious with the dong fang mei ren tea then sent it to me :)) thank you" Ke******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Secured site, fast shipping, and good quality products! Repurchasing my second match powder 5 months later." Sa******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Great! Arrived very fast" Ri******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"If it weren't for Sazen, I wouldn't be able to discover the amazing world of matcha. The quality and price point is way better than anything offered in the U.S." Be******, SINGAPORE"Fast delivery. Item received in good order and well-packed. A free gift was included. Nice gesture" Je******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Super fast as always and well packaged!" mi******, ROMANIA"Top Notch Quality !" Ro******, GERMANY"Best tea shop! A+++" Da******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Excellent customer service!" To******, POLAND"Just 5 stars, perfect service really." Ri******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Great communication with fast and safe shipping." Sa******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Lovely customer service" Ag******, JAPAN"You are amazing guys! Perfect Customer Service ?" Lá******, HUNGARY"Fast shipping, excellent packaging and lovely staff service." Ro******, GERMANY"Best team!" ar******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Sazen has never let me down - even from Japan the package arrives faster than other suppliers within the US - and the packaging is so nice - quality all the way. I don't buy from anyone else if I can help it..." Ma******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Sazen's service, packaging and shipping as per usual is top rate. Thank you." G******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"The only place I but matcha. Trustworthy and great service." Ja******, UNITED KINGDOM"Delivery, packaging, amazing and fast 3 stars because it was through the advice from you I baught this don't like it at all. Everything else 10/10" Ta******, HUNGARY"The best service as always" An******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Thanks for your great service. Carman, Agnes who helped me to select the right matcha for me:(GIN) and promptly answered all my question. Much appreciated your help. Also thanks for the sample of match Ogurayama, delicious." Je******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Sazen has never let me down! Super fast shipping (faster arriving in US from Japan than some companies shipping inside US!!!), excellent packaging, can't say enough great things!" Iv******, CROATIA"Packed excellently" So******, UNITED KINGDOM"Thank you Sazen! I am enjoying the chigi no shiro cha. Also thanks for the great communication and information on your website and everything that you sent me ???? It's very interesting learning about different cultivars and tea varieties." Ki******, SINGAPORE"Very fast delivery, did not expect that." Jo******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Sazentea’s service was as good for this order as it’s always been. Shipping is pricey, but I understand why, and their free shipping on $200+ orders is reasonable considering where it’s coming from and how quickly they get it to me. The fact I live in a day & age where I can get products from Japan in one week is great, but I know this wouldn’t be possible if Sazen wasn’t on top of their game." Da******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Perfect as always!" Er******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Packed very securely with lots of material keeping it from getting smashed." Ga******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"prompt, professional shipping as usual" Al******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Best prices for matcha and my favorite place to shop." Wa******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Sazen has excellent service and a wide selection of teaware at very competitive prices." G******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"As always Sazen service is excellent!" Lu******, CZECH REPUBLIC"Excellent support with the opportunity to choose my own items" To******, POLAND"Great service, fast delivery, well packed. Nothing to complain, just to praise!" Da******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Perfect!" Jo******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Good as always :)" Mi******, SWITZERLAND"Perfect." Ch******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Fantastic shipping and everything came packed nicely, I didn't even know a package could go from Japan to America this quickly. The signatures and sample of Ogurayama were greatly appreciated too, will definitely be ordering from here again." Ph******, CANADA"Efficient and speedy service. Tea nicely packaged in box. Will purchase from seller again. Very satisfied." Ol******, CANADA"Great service and efficiency" Ta******, CANADA"I was notified of a capacity change before delivery, and I really appreciated that." Au******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Great tea and teaware :)" Ri******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Great communication and the same price as the Marukyu vendor in Japan so there is no mark up for international customers which I have experienced while purchasing Marukyu products from local vendors in my country. Very fast shipping." So******, UNITED KINGDOM"Thank you so much for stocking this. Please keep it forever! :)" Ma******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Always a great pleasure purchasing from Sazen - their service, packing, products and shipping is unsurpassed. Thank you." Da******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Excellent, very safe packaging and delivered 2 days early. Received exactly what I asked for." Sa******, ISRAEL"Like everytime, service's from Sazen is just at perfection, Thank You :)" Sv******, ISRAEL"Pleasant and courteous service. Always send a sample of tea. Thank you" Se******, AZERBAIDJAN"My favorite online source for the best tea" Va******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Great Service ! Well packed and super fast shipping ! Happy New Year" Da******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Always perfect!" Wi******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Sazen is wonderful , my orders are perfect everytime" Sh******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Very fast shipping. Sazen has been reliable over the years." Al******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"The kyusu is larger than originally advertised. If it had been accurate I wouldn?t have purchased it. I was told they took the maker for their word and it was likely measured originally for 80% full. This is a very common issue with teapots so I think it?s lazy to not have double checked yourself." Da******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Sazen is always great." Ma******, ITALY"I took time to realize that Sazen is one of the best around . Prompt service, accuracy , I am very proud I have now all I need on a palm of a hand. Thank you for to be so professional." Al******, PHILIPPINES"No reply from claim email yet." Ju******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"The best I ever had!!!" Sa******, ISRAEL"Like everytime, service's from Sazen is just at perfection, Thank You :)" Je******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Sazen delivers earlier than expected! Thank you Sazen for your hard work!" Al******, ROMANIA"Prompt service and I have strong confidence in all your products!" An******, NETHERLANDS"Great website, fast delivery, huge tea, and teaware selection" Sa******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"World-class. Outstanding."Uw******, GERMANY"The only one shop in Japan I order my tea direkt. Very fast and best teas!!!! Trustfull" Da******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Always fast delivery, good packaging, and reasonable prices. They will work with you personally on more complicated orders." Wi******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"I love sazen tea , very good value" Da******, CZECH REPUBLIC"Perfect packaging, quick delivery, great service. Thank you" LE******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"BEST SERVICE, ESPECIALLY SHIPPING WITHIN A FEW DAYS!" Jo******, PUERTO RICO"Great Service, fast shipping!" mi******, ROMANIA"Superb tea and service, thank you." Ma******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"SAZEN's service is always stellar. Their shipping is very fast and they get your goods out to you in less than a week from the date of your order. packing of fragile items are really thought out, secure and arrives intact and safely. Thank you for the attention to details as week." On******, CZECH REPUBLIC"Insanely fast shipping in comparison to my experiences with other stores." Ma******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Excellent service and shipping time. Thank you also for always including samples. I get to share the samples with my colleagues at work and they are always so appreciative of them, as I am." Ap******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Your service feels like home! It is an honor to do business with you!" Mo******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Thanks for the amazing service!" Xi******, GERMANY"Fast, reliable shipping as always!" Ch******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"The best, and the lunar new years treats were great!" Ju******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"I love it!!!" G******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"As always sazen service is great." Le******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Perfect, arrived much earlier than expected and in perfect condition." Ji******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Sazen has great prices, great products and AMAZING shipping. Somehow my orders show up at my house in days, I order late on Tuesday and it has arrived by Friday afternoon. No need to monitor my can volume because I know I can order last minute and receive this wonderful product in no time. Items are carefully packaged, arrive undamaged and a small free gift is included." Da******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Sazen service - from their email replies to how they pack and ship their boxes - is always superb. Seriously when you get a box via DHL or FedEx (I prefer DHL now for US deliveries) take note of even how perfectly the box is packed and taped. This is a Japanese company doing every step mindfully it seems." Sz******, ROMANIA"Great service, fast and precise." Al******, "Reliable and quality packaging. Outstanding customer service." Mi******, SWITZERLAND"Perfect." Ch******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"As always the shipping is perfect and the packaging is the best. I keep coming back because the tea is good and the teawares are some of the best." Ro******, GERMANY"Top service!" To******, POLAND"5/5 as always, 0 issues" Ma******, NETHERLANDS"Thank you for all the support to ship this item to Europe" Ba******, PHILIPPINES"Excellent as always." Sa******, ISRAEL"Sazen keep only A+ grade products, the service's is a perfection. Thank You :)" To******, POLAND"Perfect service as always" Ri******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Fast shipping. Nice original packaging and sazen sticker with details of tea." Je******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Super fast & accurate!" Da******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Always top quality service!" Wa******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Very fast ship, very well packed." Br******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Customer service and shipping was above and beyond! Thank you!" Sa******, ISRAEL"Like everytime, service's from Sazen is just at perfection, Thank You :)" Jo******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Great as always!" Je******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Super fast & accurate!" Ba******, PHILIPPINES"Excellent service, as always!" Gl******, JAPAN"Sazen is always a perfect quality service preparing orders and answering to customers." Al******, JAPAN"as one get used to it it become more and more enjoyable and can appreciate its subtle taste" Da******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"I was amazed how fast a package could travel from Japan to the USA without paying a huge shipping rate. And the products are top quality." Mo******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"excellent service from Sazen as always." Je******, JAPAN"Excellent service as usual :)" Ma******, SINGAPORE"Very fast n quick delivery by dhl n good service. Reasonable prices." To******, POLAND"Perfect service, nothing to complain as always!" Da******, GERMANY"Great communication and fast shipment!" Ca******, PHILIPPINES"Thank you for the freebie tea and for fast shipping" Da******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"This was my first purchase from SAZEN and I am extremely pleased. I will definitely be using them again to buy more teas." Na******, SWITZERLAND"Very fast shipping and delivery." To******, POLAND"excellent" Ri******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Great description. Fast shipping. Nice original packaging" Fe******, "???????? ? ??????? ?? 3 ???!" Ha******, MALAYSIA"Excellent service, fast delivery, well packing and thanks a lot for the free gift. Would like to purchase more in the future." Fe******, ITALY"Simply amazing. First time I tried a thencha and wanted to start with a really good one. I followed the brewing suggestion given by Sazen and the result is that I am in love with this tea. Thank you" An******, GERMANY"Simply perfect!" Na******, CANADA"Exceptional. Friendly and caring service. Feeling grateful." ha******, CANADA"very speedy delivery" Wi******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Great service, willing to work with me when I made an error in my order. Arrived quickly and was well packed." Ky******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Sazen is a great company, I just wish that there were more member perks -- Ideally a spend x amount, and get free shipping perk.. or after spending x amount, get free shipping for a year or something. Matcha is a delicate thing, and I like to order it every month or 2 so I know it's fresh... the shipping costs are killer.." Da******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Perfect, AAA+++" Al******, "??????????????????????????????????????????????????? Perfect deal! Very efficient and friendly staff. Very good and fast service! I will keep buying in your store." Am******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Delivered very fresh with nice packaging. Good price and convenient delivery. Excellent service." mi******, ROMANIA"super service !" Ma******, CANADA"My teapot was very carefully packed, thank you." Sa******, HUNGARY"Outstanding. Fast processing, fast delivery, excellent packaging, and beautiful products. I have been wanting to order from Sazen for a while, and I am so glad I finally did. I will likely be ordering most of my tea from Sazen from now on." LE******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Would be nice if there is a writing in english...." Da******, THAILAND"I truly appreciate the packaging of each individual product and of the delivering parcel. The preparation might be a bit longer than expected but it's acceptable." To******, GEORGIA"Always impeccable" Sz******, ROMANIA"Stellar services." Jo******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Always excellent packaging." Je******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"I had been disappointed by another company in Japan selling matcha. Sazen NEVER disappoints!!! Thank you Sazen!!!" LE******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"I wish you offer in a cans as well, i love them." Sz******, SINGAPORE"Ordered on Sunday night, received on Thursday night (Singapore)" Ma******, POLAND"It was nice to shop with Sazentea. great customer service, Agnes is very kind and answears all your questions, I got a lot of samples and a handwritten note :-)" Ni******, CANADA"Very fast shipping that was carefully packaged. Look forward to shopping with new tea friends at Sazen again soon." Mi******, SWITZERLAND"So well packed, thank you." Da******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Always perfect!" Xi******, SINGAPORE"Excellent! Steps were taken to ensure that the matcha cans were delivered intact and met my expectation." Sa******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Fast and so professional. Thank you!" Ca******, KENYA"Excellent" Da******, GERMANY"Perfect, as always - thanks a lot!" Vo******, UKRAINE"Thank you" An******, GERMANY"Brilliant!!!" An******, AUSTRALIA"Excellent service Thank you very much" Ni******, SWEDEN"Great service! Good recommendations and taking time to make it personal was very appreciated." Ps******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"best made with room temperature water and no more than 50 ml water steeped for 15 minutes" Sa******, "Excelente servicio y profesionalidad. ?Muchas gracias!" Ak******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Speedy shipping, and great customer service communication/ problem solving" Ar******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Amazing as always" Mi******, SWITZERLAND"Perfect." NI******, THAILAND"smart and fast delivery" Wi******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Extremely fast shipping, great service." St******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Gorgeous matcha" Er******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Everything came perfectly packaged, with no scratches or dents." Ja******, UNITED KINGDOM"As always fast, efficient and high standards" AN******, "I received the package in 10 days as it was written. Thank you very much, I am happy for the gift, the free sample , it was a nice surprise..Also the packaging was fine for safe delivery of the products. Thank you so much!" Xi******, GERMANY"Absolutely masterpiece! Elegant and lasting design. Bought two some months ago and here I am again stocking three more!" Ma******, CANADA"Shipping is fast and carefully packed." Me******, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"Tea is good and customer service is even better" Ja******, UNITED KINGDOM"Fresh fast and still cannot figure out how such successful and fresh well packaged products can make it to the UK so fast amazing keep it up" Ol******, CANADA"Perfect customer service with update throughout the process and speedy delivery through DHL services." Al******, UKRAINE"Fast shipping, safe packaging" AN******, "In Greece shops usually give a small gift to costumers to thank them for buying from them. You did something like that which i appreciated. I suggest just have a little more amount in gifts. Thank you"

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How to Brew Gyokuro Tea: A Delicate Indulgence

How to Brew Gyokuro Tea: A Delicate Indulgence

Gyokuro, is a wonderful entry into the world of Japanese green tea. Whether you have tasted it while touring Japan or sampled it at a neighborhood tearoom, once have experienced gyokuro, you will never look at green tea the same way again. Fortunately, it is quite easy to obtain gyokuro online, however if you want to relive your first experience—your first sip—you must also study the art of preparing this somewhat finicky tea.

Why Is Gyokuro Tea Challenging to Brew?

Why Is Gyokuro Tea Challenging to Brew?

The greater the challenge, the greater the reward! In order to enjoy gyokuro tea to its fullest potential, there are three important elements.

  1. High-Quality Tea:
    Tea quality is the keystone of gyokuro. If the quality is low or moderate, it is unlikely that you will be able to brew a good cup.
  2. Correct-Sized Tea Set:
    Having the correct-sized teapot and teacups can reduce difficulties when preparing and serving gyokuro tea.
  3. Methodical Preparation:
    Understanding and practicing the almost ritual-like steps given below will bring out the tea’s sublime character profile.

High-Quality Gyokuro Tea

There are many gyokuro tea brands available online, however, often they are so inferior in quality that whether or not you have the proper teaware or experience, you cannot obtain a satisfactory brewing.

At Sazen Tea, we pride ourselves on providing only the highest quality gyokuro tea produced by trusted tea farms in Japan. If you are new to gyokuro and need assistance with choosing your first purchase, we suggest trying our Uji Premium Gyokuro, which will offer a truly revelatory experience in the world of green tea.

Correct-Sized Gyokuro Tea Set

Though there is no hard rule with which teapot and teacups to use when preparing gyokuro tea, because it has a unique brewing method compared with other green teas, owning the correct teaware can improve the overall experience.

What makes a Gyokuro Tea Set Unique?

What makes a Gyokuro Tea Set Unique?

Hohin
A hohin is a unique teapot that is meant specifically for brewing gyokuro. It does not have a handle, so you must hold the teapot in your hand. A good rule of thumb is that if the water temperature is cool enough to allow you to hold the hohin comfortably in your hand, then it’s the optimal temperature for gyokuro. Because of this, the hohin serves as both a teapot and thermometer.

Yuzamashi
While a yuzamashi looks similar to a Japanese teapot without a lid, it plays a different role when brewing gyokuro tea. Water temperature is crucial in preparation of this tea variety, and a yuzamashi can help regulate the temperature for optimal flavor, color and aroma.

Gyokuro teacups
To accommodate the serving size of gyokuro, gyokuro teacups are much smaller in size than other teacups. These perfect-sized teacups come in handy to gauge how much hot water is needed for the first brewing process. They can become useful tools when lowering the temperature of hot water as well.

Gyokuro Tea: 1st Brewing

STEP 1 Prepare your tools and tea leaves.

Prepare your tools and tea leaves. The first step in brewing gyokuro tea is to make sure that your tools and ingredients are ready for use.

It’s also important to consider the following measurements as changing any of them will affect the tea’s flavor, aroma, and color.

There are varying ways to brew gyokuro tea. At Sazen Tea we prefer the following formula for gyokuro tea available at our online marketplace. Our gyokuro brewing formula retains the wonderful flavor and aroma of the standard formula while slightly reducing the tea’s potency for a more enjoyable experience.

Sazen Tea: Gyokuro Brewing Formula

Sazen Tea: Gyokuro Brewing Formula

STEP 2 Cool the heated water to about 40–50°C (104–122°F).

Cool the heated water to about 40–50°C (104–122°F). The temperature of the water is crucial when brewing the perfect cup of gyokuro tea, because water at this temperature helps the amino acids (a chemical component connected to umami) be extracted from the leaf. At the same time, this low temperature can help prevent catechin (a component of the tea leaf that causes bitterness) from being extracted.

While there are many methods developed for cooling the water to a desired temperature, the following two methods are well-established within Japan’s traditional tea drinking culture.

Cooling Water with a Yuzamashi

  1. Pour 100 cc of the just-boiled water into the yuzamashi.
  2. Evenly divide 100 cc of the water into each cup that you are preparing; typically one cup can hold between 20–40cc.
  3. Pour out any remaining water from the teapot; you will not need it.
  4. Pour the water from each of the teacups back into the yuzamashi and wait until the temperature drops to around 40°C.

Cooling Water without a Yuzamasi

  1. Place 2–3 empty teacups in front of you.
  2. Pour hot water into one teacup. Then, immediately pour the hot water into the next cup. Repeat until the water cools to the desired temperature.
  3. Pour out the remaining water in the teapot; you will not need it.

STEP 3 Add the gyokuro tea leaves into the teapot.

Make sure to add enough tea leaves; about 6 grams.

STEP 4 Gently pour the heated water over the tea leaves.

STEP 5 Wait 2 minutes for the leaves to steep.

It is best not to disturb the teapot as any unnecessary movement to the tea leaves can affect the taste and flavor.

STEP 6 Evenly pour the tea into each cup and serve.

Evenly pour the tea into each cup and serve. If you are serving multiple guests, make sure not to fill one teacup at a time, but rather, line all teacups in a row and fill each little by little, going back and forth. This ensures that each cup of gyokuro tea tastes the same.

Also, it’s important to serve all the tea in a teapot until the last drop. This way, you can enjoy a second and third brewing using the same leaves.

You may notice that after you have poured the gyokuro into the teacups that there is less liquid than was first poured into the cups when cooling the just-boiled water. This is because during the steeping process, the tea leaves soak up about 15 percent of the water in the teapot. For the second and third brewing you will likely notice this less as the tea leaves are already hydrated.

Enjoying Gyokuro Tea Beyond the First Brewing

Like sencha, gyokuro can be enjoyed multiple times using the same leaves.
For the second and third servings, use the following formulas:

Gyokuro Tea: 2nd Brewing

Sazen Tea: Gyokuro Brewing Formula

Gyokuro Tea: 3rd Brewing

Sazen Tea: Gyokuro Brewing Formula

The third serving, in particular, will pleasantly surprise you with differing flavors and aromas from the first serving with more pronounced bitterness and seaweed-like aroma.

Savoring Gyokuro Tea

Gyokuro is not a tea to quench your thirst but a tea that should be savored. By taking these diligent steps in brewing the perfect cup of tea, combined with a bit of patience, you can savor the rich umami flavor and aroma that only can be found with high-quality gyokuro tea.

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