First harvest 2023
This competition-grade dento hon gyokuro from Yame is a precious and rare jewel that should be treated with great care.
Winner of multiple national awards, this elegant gyokuro combines extraordinary sweetness and umami for an unforgettable experience, and maybe encapsulate the very soul of green tea.Hand-picked at the end of May and the result of years of work for the tea masters of Koga cha gyo, this fine tea takes you to a wonderful journey deep in the mountains and tea fields of Yame.
You can brew for two cups, starting at 20ml each, then increase the temperature and water quantity for the next brewings. Can be easily brewed 3 times !
InformationNet Weight: 10g/50gHarvest: 2023Origin: 100% Japanese tea from YameQuality and type: Competition Gyokuro Organic: No Cultivars: Sae-Midori Conservation: 8 months unopened Optimal tasting: within 3 weeks after opening
|Tea for 2 5g / 0.17 oz|
|Water40ml / ~ 1.35 fl oz|
|Temperature50C / 122F|
|Time1 min. 40 - 2 min.|
Koga Kumiko san represents the fourth generation at her family business KOGACHA GYO in Yame, Fukuoka. Working alongside her mother, president of the company, and her father, director of operations, she is a tea instructor.Dedicated to lead her company through the challenges of the green tea industry in the 21st century, she is in charge of overseas sales. She also travels around the world to give tea seminars to introduce Yame green tea to foreign tea lovers.
What Customers say
Best Tea I have ever tasted
First I tried warm brewing this Tea. It was really good, high tier and one of the best, but it didn't blow me away. But when I tried ice brewing this Tea, it really cemented itself as the best Tea for me personally by far. Even just a few drops were enough to cause an explosion of taste in my mouth. The taste has many layers and notes, but the most profound notes of this tea is the floral ones. The umami isn't as strong as with other gyokuros I tried, but it's not a weakness, it's a strength, because theres many other layers of taste that make up for it. Because of that it provides a more balanced, wider and interesting experience than just purely overwhelming you with umami. I can highly recommend this tea for special occasions, every drop is enjoyable!
Again as mentioned before, a must try Gyokuro. You won’t regret it!
To be honest, after trying almost 200 (and counting) Japanese teas from all over Japan and from all quality types and prices ..... this is by far the best Gyokuro I've tried so far. If you brew it indeed using 5grams, 40ml of water and for 2mins you'll get a stunning cup of umami and flavour. Certainly a must try for everyone who appreciates a umami and flavour bomb.
Very rich and sweet taste, good contrast. I brewed for up to 5 times and it was still very pleasant, would recommend.
This is the most expensive gyokuro I have tried, It has a delicate savoury umami taste and very refreshing. Glad to have sample package to indulge myself once a while.