YOHEI

Competition Gyokuro

YOHEI
YOHEI
YOHEI
YOHEI
YOHEI
YOHEI
YOHEI
YOHEI
YOHEI
YOHEI
YOHEI
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The beautiful liquor of this competition-grade dento hon gyokuro offers an extraordinary tasting experience with a full flavor, low astringency, and rich color. High levels of caffeine round out this umami-filled blend, making it a fragrant delight to drink.

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Description

The fresh leaves of this competition-grade dento gyokuro were selected in tea fields in the Hoshino, Kuroki and Joyo districts of Yame by the skilled tea masters of Koga Seicha, strong with the experience of their 200-year history.

Its beautiful liquor offers an extraordinary tasting experience with a full flavor, low astringency, and rich color. High levels of caffeine round out this umami-filled blend, making it a fragrant delight to drink.

This exclusive Gyokuro, will develop distinct and complex notes at each brew. Starting from dark leafy greens and fresh nori intertwined with hints of toasted slivered almonds, to the fragrance of white spring flowers. The Umami will balance through out all steeps. 

IKKYU is delighted to launch this extraordinary new product right in time for the official start of the 600th anniversary of the Yame tea area.

YOHEI dento gyokuro is sold in 100g, in the original washi packaging of Koga Seicha, with a IKKYU tasting note and information sheet.

Only sold at IKKYU.

For additional brewing tips, please read our full review by Alex Ahearn on our "Tasting Corner" page. 



Information

Net Weight: 100g
Harvest: 2023
Origin: 100% Japanese tea from Yame
Quality and type: Competition Gyokuro
Organic: No
Cultivars: Yabukita
Conservation: 1 year unopened
Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening

Brewing Instructions



tea leaves Tea for 2
8g / 0.28 oz

water dosimeter Water
150ml / ~5 fl oz

tea spoons Temperature
60C / 140F

time iconTime
60s


Tasting Guide

Aromatic Profiles

KOGA YOSHINOBU


Koga Seicha has some of the deepest roots in the Yame tea world, which in itself is renowned as the tea of choice for gifts for the Tokugawa Shogun. Founded in 1819, Koga Seicha pride themselves in using 200 years worth of development history in conjunction with modern machinery to create high-quality tea.

Koga Seicha is currently headed by ninth-generation president Koga Yoshinobu (古賀善信), a 5th Dan in National Tea Judging. His focus is on high quality tea, no matter what changes they incorporate into a long-standing tradition of tea production.


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