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Traditional gyokuro from Yame, Hoshino, Saemidori cultivar

Type of tea : gyokuro
Origin : Hoshino Village, Yame City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Cultivar : Saemidori
Harvest : May 2017, handpicked
Traditional gyokuro from Yame, Hoshino, Saemidori cultivar

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In the mountains of Hoshino Village in Yame, Mr. Takaki grows sencha, kabuse-cha and traditional gyokuro with great care. Shading with arbours covered in straw (not synthetic fibres), unpruned bushes and hand picking are conditions sine qua non for being called “traditional” gyokuro. He also makes very restrained use of fertilizers.


Brewing suggestion
  • Quantity of leaves: 5 g (1.5 tsp)
  • Quantity of water : 30 ml / 1/8 cup
  • Water temperature : 40°C (104°F)
  • Brewing time : 120 seconds

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Traditional gyokuro from Yame, Hoshino, Saemidori cultivar
GYR-34-004-050

USD $32.67  / 50g





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