HIKARU

Premium Gyokuro

HIKARU
HIKARU
HIKARU
HIKARU
HIKARU
HIKARU
HIKARU
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A dento-hon gyokuro from Yame with a full-bodied liquor with notes of nori, steamed artichoke hearts, and dried lily.

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Description

First harvest 2024

HIKARU is a vibrant and rich dento-hon gyokuro made exclusively with the Yamakai cultivar by Takaki san in Yame. This emerald, needle-shaped tea embodies the wonders of Yame. It has a coating, full-bodied liquor with notes of nori, steamed artichoke hearts, and dried lily. This gyokuro should be steeped, and re-steeped, with care so that you can experience its depth and quality.

Hand-picked and following the traditional covering technique with natural rice straw mats called "sumaki" this Gyokuro is a must-have for all Gyokuro enthusiasts and a wonderful way to start for newcomers on the Gyokuro journey.

Please take extra care with the brewing instructions, as it has to be prepared with a low temperature over a long period of time (2 minutes and half). Can be re-brewed several times like all of our teas with slightly higher temperatures (60C then 70C for a third brew).


Information

Net Weight: 50g
Harvest: 2024
Origin: 100% Japanese tea from Yame
Quality and type: Premium Gyokuro
Organic: No
Cultivars: Yamakai
Conservation: 8 months unopened
Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening

Brewing Instructions



tea leaves Tea for 2
10g / 0.35 oz

water dosimeter Water
100ml / ~ 3.38 fl oz

tea spoons Temperature
40C / 104F

time iconTime
180s


Tasting Guide

Aromatic Profiles

AKIHITO TAKAKI


Takaki san was born in 1973 in Hoshino Village, Yame (Fukuoka prefecture). He graduated from Yame High School and studied business and management for 7 years at Vancouver, Canada. As the first son of Takaki Green Tea Farm he naturally took over his family business in 1999 from his father.

His dynamism, the excellence of his products and love of his area have raised Takaki san to the position of leading voice among young tea producers in the Yame area. His green tea has won some of the highest national awards during the recent years and many will follow in the coming years we are sure of that !


What Customers say

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JW
04/08/2024
Jong W.
Singapore

The Gyokuro I Love

I tried a few Gyokuro but I only go back to Hikaru for its freshness and umami after taste feeling. I even enjoy eating the leftover leaves after the cold steeping. So much value to extract from this tea leaves. Highly recommend!

A Ikkyu Tea Customer
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03/29/2024
Igor
United States United States

This one is sooo good!

Very rich, "yellowish", "golden" flavour!

M
07/08/2022
MarekD

HIKARU

Outstanding tea with very deep and rich flavour. It's almost like you drink a very tasty soup.

SH
03/06/2022
Samed H.

HIKARU

This tea is so sweet and full of umami ... great !

MU
09/22/2021
Mikhail U.

HIKARU

Takaki san made another gem. Worth every penny.

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