GYOKURO - LIMITED BOX
This limited edition, competition-grade dento hon gyokuro gift box is the precious jewel of Kiya san, in the town of Hoshino in Yame where growing gyokuro is a long-established tradition.
This year, Kiya san prepared a blend made with mostly Sae midori cultivar shaded with straw mats, it is hand-picked during the first harvest and produced in very small quantities. Its beautiful leaves are shaped like perfect long needles.
The first brew is done at very low temperatures. It yields a concentration of elegance and sweetness typical of gyokuro. Its round and rich taste swirls around the mouth and leaves a long and delicious lingering feeling.
An exceptional and rare tea for the most demanding green tea connoisseurs. The leaves can be re-brewed up to four or five times, like a sencha, and make for a delicious snack with a little pinch of salt, or ponzu sauce. Sold in five bags of eight grams each, in a beautiful wooden box signed by Kiya san.
This gyokuro enjoys the exclusive Japan Geographical Indication "GI" mark, proving that it was grown and processed according to Yame dento hon gyokuro traditions.
InformationNet Weight: 5x8gHarvest: 2023Origin: 100% Japanese tea from YameQuality and type: Competition Gyokuro Organic: No Cultivars: Sae-midori and others Conservation: 6 months unopened Optimal tasting: within 20 days after opening
|Tea for 2 3g / 0.10 oz
|Water40ml / ~ 1.35 fl oz
|Temperature40C / 104F
Kiya Yasuhiko the Third (heir and third owner of Kiya-Hoyuen) is a certified Japanese Tea Appraiser (out of a total of 39 in Japan). He works to spread new ideas and concepts about Japanese tea and promote Yame tea, gyokuro and tea culture in general.We are honored to propose Kiya san’s incredible teas and be able to collaborate together on new ways to enjoy green tea by going beyond the traditional approach. Kiya san has developed exclusive teas for IKKYU. His deep and unique knowledge of tea along with the quality of Kiya san’s products will lift you to the highest levels of Japanese green tea.