Bamboo Charcoal; 4 pieces, size: about 12cm x 3cm to 14cm x 5cm each (4.7in x 1.2in to 5.5in x 2in)
Tea Container; capacity: 175g tea leaves
This is limited edition only available winter season, agricultural off-season.
It is said that Bamboo Charcoal works to give water a pure flavor. Indeed, Bamboo Charcoal is frequently used not only by tea connoisseurs but also at RYOH TEI high-class Japanese restaurants.
Bamboo Charcoal gives water a fine and fresh flavor, actually changing the composition of the water on a molecular level to reduce the size of the water cluster structures, add minerals, and remove impurities. It infuses the water with calcium, potassium and magnesium. One piece of Bamboo Charcoal may be used in this way for approximately 6 to 8 months. It depends on usage conditions.
Bamboo Charcoal can also absorb the chlorine smell and taste of tap water. For removing the smell and taste of chlorine, a piece of Bamboo Charcoal may be used for approximately 1 to 3 months.
Bamboo Charcoal is also frequently used as deodorizer for refrigerator or rooms. For removing the smell in refrigerator, 1 to 3 pieces of Bamboo Charcoal may be used for approximately 1 to 3 months. It can recover the function of absorbing smell 4 to 8 times by boiling and drying. Bamboo Charcoal can release organic substances from air holes by boiling and drying.
In Japan, Bamboo Charcoal powder is also taken internally (usually mixed into foods) for wellness and to improve digestion.
This Bamboo Charcoal is made by tea farmers in our local cooperative during winter, which is the agricultural off-season. So, this is limited edition only available winter season. This Bamboo Charcoal is burnt by relatively high temperature (approximately 900C to 1,000C / 1,652F to 1,832F) for about 2 weeks, so that surface area of air holes is large. This provides a high water purification function and water flavor improving function.
Tea connoisseurs understand that good water makes good tea. We believe this method of purifying and improving the water flavor is very simple and healthful. In addition, it supports our local tea farmers. Of course, the container, in which this Bamboo Charcoal is packaged, can be used for preserving tea leaves.
Made in Kyoto, Japan.
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