Gyokuro green teas are the highest grade of Japanese, steamed greens and are often used in traditional Japanese tea ceremony. This tea was shaded for 4 weeks before harvest at natural gardens in the hilly area below the Kirishima volcano. The shading of the tea plants encourages the leaves to maintain their stores of amino acids, and thus the umami or ‘savoury’ flavours. This gyokuro has a brilliant, bright green colour and is light and sweet with a round umami taste and a pleasant, milky texture.
Flavour profile: light, fresh, round, sweet, milky
location Makizono, Kirishima, Kagoshima prefecture, Japan
harvest Ichibancha (Spring) 2022
time 1m – 90s – 3m +
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