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

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Kurihara Tea Farm

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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 and complex 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.


Fills the air with umami.
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 Green Tea
  • Japanese name: 出品茶さえみどり伝統本玉露
  • Ingredients: Green tea
  • Net weight: 100 grams / 3.52 oz, 10 grams / 0.35 oz
  • Cultivar: Saemidori
  • Harvest: June
  • Region: Yabemura Village, Yame City, Fukuoka


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