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Description

A blend of asatsuyu and yabukita, you will enjoy the discreet umami of this organic gyokuro, its unique and original floral and honey aftertaste and woody notes.

 
The fact it is pesticide and chemical free makes this gyokuro extremely rare and precious. Organic gyokuro is as hard to find as a white elephant, because it requires even more hard work than normal gyokuro, which is already one of the most demanding green teas.
 
Tsuru san and his son look over their tea trees like dotting parents take care of their children. 
 
This patience and dedication is expressed in the way their teas reflect the beautiful nature in which they grow, where bees, wild flowers and a rich, nutrient-packed soil contribute to confer to the tea leaves a unique and distinctive touch.
 
Please take the time to read our visit to Tsuru san this summer and his complete profile to get even more information.
 
 
 

Producer

TSURU KAZUYUKI
Origin
100% Japanese tea from Saga
Quality and Type
Premium Gyokuro
Organic
Yes, Special Farming Products Certification from Saga prefecture
Cultivars
Asatsuyu, Yabukita
Altitude
300m

Tasting Notes

Packing
Aluminium bag with neutral gaz for best preservation.

Conservation

Unopened
12 months

Opened
6 weeks

Preparation for two cups

Tea quantity
6g to 8g (0.21 – 0.25oz)

Water quantity
180ml (6.08oz)

Temperature
60C / 140F

Brewing time
2 minutes for the first brew, and 1 minute for the second

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Tasting Guide

sweetness

A sweet-tasting tea is a very light tea that leaves a sensation of natural sweetness in the mouth.

UMami

Although there is no official translation of the word “umami”, some call it “savory taste”: it leaves a mild and lasting pleasant brothy after taste and is recognized as one of the five basic tastes (together with sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and saltiness). It also induces salivation and a furriness sensation on the tongue, stimulating the throat, the roof and the back of the mouth.

BITTERNESS

The natural bitterness of green tea comes from the way it is made. Unlike black and oolong teas, green teas are made from the unfermented leaves of the tea plant, which keeps the antioxidants intact, but also gives them the bitter taste. This bitterness can be regulated with the water temperature : the higher the more bitter and vice-versa.

CAFFEINE

Caffeine is a naturally-occurring stimulant, found in several plants. Caffeine is water soluble, and is extracted into the brewed cup when preparing tea. In most cases, tea has much less caffeine than coffee.

CATECHINS

Catechins are a type of polyphenol (EGCG) and are the main astringency component in green tea, long known as tannins. In order to release more catechins you will need higher brewing temperature at around 80 but this will also increase the astringency and bitterness of your tea because of the caffeine. Dont use such temperatures for Gyokuro.

THEANINE

L-theanine (here referred to as theanine) is an amino acid that has a relaxing, but not sedating, effect. It is renowned for its ability to put you in the ideal state of calm attentiveness. It can sharpen focus, while reducing stress and enhancing overall well-being. Theanine can interact with caffeine, allowing a smaller dose of caffeine to have a stronger effect in terms of boosting concentration and alertness.

ASTRINGENCY

L-theanine (here referred to as theanine) is an amino acid that has a relaxing, but not sedating, effect. It is renowned for its ability to put you in the ideal state of calm attentiveness. It can sharpen focus, while reducing stress and enhancing overall well-being. Theanine can interact with caffeine, allowing a smaller dose of caffeine to have a stronger effect in terms of boosting concentration and alertness.

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KAZUHIRO

$29$32

Clear

Description

A blend of asatsuyu and yabukita, you will enjoy the discreet umami of this organic gyokuro, its unique and original floral and honey aftertaste and woody notes.

 
The fact it is pesticide and chemical free makes this gyokuro extremely rare and precious. Organic gyokuro is as hard to find as a white elephant, because it requires even more hard work than normal gyokuro, which is already one of the most demanding green teas.
 
Tsuru san and his son look over their tea trees like dotting parents take care of their children. 
 
This patience and dedication is expressed in the way their teas reflect the beautiful nature in which they grow, where bees, wild flowers and a rich, nutrient-packed soil contribute to confer to the tea leaves a unique and distinctive touch.
 
Please take the time to read our visit to Tsuru san this summer and his complete profile to get even more information.
 
 
 

Producer

TSURU KAZUYUKI
Origin
100% Japanese tea from Saga
Quality and Type
Premium Gyokuro
Organic
Yes, Special Farming Products Certification from Saga prefecture
Cultivars
Asatsuyu, Yabukita
Altitude
300m

Tasting Notes

Packing
Aluminium bag with neutral gaz for best preservation.

Conservation

Unopened
12 months

Opened
6 weeks

Preparation for two cups

Tea quantity
6g to 8g (0.21 – 0.25oz)

Water quantity
180ml (6.08oz)

Temperature
60C / 140F

Brewing time
2 minutes for the first brew, and 1 minute for the second

 

 

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Then you drink it properly.
That is all you need to know."
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