Gyokuro green tea leaves

SATORI

Competition Gyokuro

SATORI
SATORI
SATORI
SATORI
SATORI
SATORI
SATORI
Prix régulier $48.00
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A stunning premium Yame dento hon gyokuro blending Sae midori and Kirari 31 cultivars, with notes of miso and nori with hints of citrus and nasturtium.

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Description

First flush 2023 (shincha)

SATORI is an exclusive and stunning dento hon gyokuro blend prepared exclusively for IKKYU by Kiya san, combining the exquisite Sae midori and Kirari 31 cultivars.

This gyokuro reflects the remarkable attention to detail of Kiya-san. The rich and invigorating tea has been shaded with natural rice straw “sumaki,” which blocks at least 95% of the sunlight. Once one or more leaves appear from the new buds, the tea bushes are covered to block out sunlight.

Careful attention in preparation of this special tea, especially in relation to water temperature control, will bring out complex and enveloping notes of miso and nori with hints of citrus and nasturtium. You will be rewarded with a savory and umami-rich cup. Brewed at only 40C, SATORI yields great notes of iodine and fresh grass that will stay on your palate long after you have finished your cup.

Read the review of SATORI made by award-winning tea blogger Nicole at Tea for Me Please.

 


Information

Net Weight:
Harvest: 2023
Origin: 100% Japanese tea from Yame
Quality and type: Competition Gyokuro
Organic: No
Cultivars: Sae midori, Kirari 31
Conservation: 8 months unopened
Optimal tasting: within 3 weeks after opening

Brewing Instructions



tea leaves Tea for 2
4g / 0.14 oz

water dosimeter Water
40ml / ~ 1.35 fl oz

tea spoons Temperature
40C / 104F

time iconTime
120s


Tasting Guide

Aromatic Profiles

KIYA YASUHIKO


Kiya Yasuhiko the Third (heir and third owner of Kiya-horyouen) 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.


What Customers say

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Filter Reviews:
JB
03/02/2024
José B.
Portugal

great gyokuro

exquisite unami taste

A Ikkyu Tea Customer
B
08/08/2023
Bennett
United States United States

The best

Having lived in Fukuoka and trying many teas before moving back to the U.S., I have to say this is the best gyokuro I have ever tasted. It is a work of art.

RL
03/08/2023
Robert L.
United States United States

Satori Review

Superb tea. I cannot say enough for the quality of teas IKKYU offers. They have a very satisfied customer enjoying their tea as I write this.

LG
07/11/2022
LC G.

SATORI

This is my all time favourite from Ikkyu. Just ordered this for the third time. I love how its light and refreshing on the first steep, but as I steep longer, there is a rich unami-filled flavour.

M
03/20/2022
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SATORI

This tea definitely deserves to be called "umami bomb". As soon as you take it in, you can not only taste but also feel the umami all over your tongue, it has a very thick feeling. It's very long lasting and very intense. This tea can also be rebrewed many times, even after 5 rebrews the taste was still delicious and after each rebrew the taste slightly shifts. Would recommend this tea to anyone that seeks an intense and flavorful experience!

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