Kurihara Tea #02: Den 伝 (Tradition) - Heritage Gyokuro Green Tea

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Size: 20g / 0.7 oz / Spring 2021
Price:
JPY ¥1,200

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Description

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.

Our 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
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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: Heritage Gyokuro Tea
  • Japanese name: 伝統本玉露
  • Ingredients: Green tea
  • Harvest: Spring.
  • Region: Yabemura village, Yame, Fukuoka
  • Notes: Shaded for 3 weeks before harvest under canopy shading, machine cut, medium steaming used but leaves are young and delicate so the results is close to a deep steaming (fukamushi)

Vendor Info

  • NameKurihara Seicha Ltd.
  • Members: Kippei, Yuji, and Akio Kurihara (Father and sons)
  • Location: Yabe Village, Yame City, Fukuoka
  • Size of fields: About 3 hectares
  • Altitude of fields300 - 700 meters

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