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Kurihara Tea #16: Competition Grade Saemidori Heritage Gyokuro Green Tea

Kurihara Tea #16: Competition Grade Saemidori Heritage Gyokuro Green Tea - 1
Kurihara Tea #16: Competition Grade Saemidori Heritage Gyokuro Green Tea
US$80.00
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Gyokuro tea is grown beneath shading, cutting out some 85% of the sunlight. This allows the leaves to mature without obtaining bitterness. The results is an ultra delicate green tea with an extremely sweet taste profile. The Kurihara family's Heritage Gyokuro is grown beneath traditional, handmade bamboo and/or straw shading. The moisture that drips from this natural shading flavors the tea -- a return to the past with this gourmet tea.

FLAVOR GUIDE 

SAVORINESS (umami)
★★★★★
SWEETNESS (amami)
★★★★★
ASTRINGENCY (shibumi)
FRAGANCE
Fills the air with umami.
BREWED LEAVES
Great for salads! Used leaves should be steeped 3-4 times before using eating. Top with soy sauce and bonito flakes, or your own salad dressing.

 

PRODUCT INFO

NAME
Competition Grade Saemidori Heritage Gyokuro Tea
INGREDIENTS
100% Yamecha green tea leaves from Fukuoka Prefecture in Southern Japan
HARVEST PERIOD
Late Spring (June)
CULTIVATION NOTES
Shaded for about 20 days before harvesting.
PROCESSING NOTES
New spring leaves are steamed, rolled, and dried immediately after harvesting.
PRODUCER
Kurihara Seicha Ltd.

 

SUPPLIER INFO

 

NAME
Kurihara Seicha Ltd.
LOCATION
4236 Kita Yabe, Yabe-mura, Yame-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture 834-1401, JAPAN
SIZE / # of FIELDS
About 3 hectares
ALTITUDE
300 - 700 meters
MORE INFO
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