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Uji Gyokuro from Uji-Tawara, "Shimooka" Gokô

Type of tea : Gyokuro
Origin : Tachikawa, Uji-Tawara Community, Tsuzuki District, Kyôto Prefecture
Cultivar : Gokô
Harvest : May 21, 2018, handpicked
Uji Gyokuro from Uji-Tawara, "Shimooka" Gokô

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Uji-Tawara is one of the famous “Uji tea” production areas in Kyôto Prefecture. Sencha, kabuse-cha, and of course gyokuro are produced there.
This is a “true” gyokuro, handpicked from unpruned tea trees on Mr. Shimooka’s shaded plantation. We find the aromatic power of the famous Gokô cultivar, with strong umami flavour, in both the nose and the mouth. Fruity fragrances, mainly of red fruit, give depth to the dense, rich liquor. The aftertaste is powerful, with great length in the mouth.
This is a perfect “gateway” tea into the world of authentic Uji gyokuros.

Brewing suggestion
  • Quantity of leaves: 4g / 1.3 tsp
  • Quantity of water : 30-40ml / 1/8 cup
  • Water temperature : 50°C / 122°F
  • Brewing time : 80s

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Uji Gyokuro from Uji-Tawara, "Shimooka" Gokô

USD $26.00  / 50g

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