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Uji gyokuro from Kyô-Tanabe, Gokô cultivar

Type of tea : Gyokuro
Origin : Inooka, Kyô-Tanabe Town, Kyôto Prefecture
Cultivar : Gokô
Harvest : May 18, 2017, handpicked
Uji gyokuro from Kyô-Tanabe, Gokô cultivar

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Today, Kyô-Tanabe is probably the most reputed Uji gyokuro production area, especially with respect to premium gyokuros. Even among the teas produced in Kyô-Tanabe, this gyokuo by Mr. Yoneta, handpicked from unpruned tea trees, shaded for 30 days, is at the top of its class.
The Gokô cultivar is one of the most representative of premium gyokuros.
The infusion reveals a subtle fragrance, a mixture of umami and fruity flavours. In the mouth, the liquor is extremely dense and powerful. Umami dominates but it remains very delicate. This is a silky gyokuro, with no aggressiveness. We also find subtle aromas of ripe fruit and, especially in the aftertaste, a touch of bean shares the stage with sweet umami.
A very great gyokuro from Kyô-tanabe, representative of both Uji teas and the Gokô cultivar.

Brewing suggestion
  • Quantity of leaves: 5g / 1.5 tsp
  • Quantity of water : 30ml / 1/8 cup
  • Water temperature : 50°C / 122°F
  • Brewing time : 100s

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Uji gyokuro from Kyô-Tanabe, Gokô cultivar

USD $38.67  / 50g

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