The gokou variety (cultivar) of tea plant was developed especially for the climate and soil of the Kyoto region (it is unregistered but pretty common in Kyoto prefecture) and produces a matcha that is creamier in comparison to your typical matcha. This cultivar is well-suited for shading and therefore makes a high quality matcha. It's distinct characteristic is the unique aroma that may remind you of earth. We hope this gokou matcha from Obubu Tea Farms delights you with a sensational experience!
- Name: Gokou Matcha
- Ingredients: Green tea
- Cultivar: Gokou
- Harvest: Spring
- Cultivation & processing notes: Shaded for 3-4 weeks prior to harvest, steamed and dried without rolling to make tencha leaves. Refined tencha leaves are then ground by stone mill into matcha powder.
- Packaging: Yunomi packaging (resealable bag).
- Name: Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms
- President / farmer: Akihiro Kita
- Location: Wazuka, Kyoto
Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms, is a Japanese tea brand owned and operated by tea farmers in the town of Wazuka, Kyoto. Started by Akihiro Kita and Yasuharu Matsumoto in 2004, the company began as an agricultural social venture. Akky and Matsu's aim was and still is, to teach tea lovers both in Japan and overseas about the value of tea farming, and to contribute to society through tea.
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