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This rare premium dento hon gyokuro is hand-picked at the end of May in Yame, Fukuoka. Made from the sweet sae midori cultivar,  its scent is refreshing and it has next to bitterness. What makes it stand apart, however, is its incredible umami that will leave a round and rich feeling on your palate. After the first, more delicate brew at low temperatures, the leaves can be easily brewed up to three times, like a sencha.

Packed with caffeine and with a beautiful light gold color, this premium dento hon gyokuro should be enjoyed in the late morning or early afternoon. 

An extraordinary example of the excellency of Yame tea masters, and one of the jewels of Koga cha gyo.

Producer

KOGA CHA GYOU
Origin
100% Japanese tea from Yame
Quality and Type
Premium Gyokuro
Organic
No
Cultivars
Sae midori

Tasting Notes

Packing
Aluminium bag with neutral gaz for best preservation.

Conservation

Unopened
8 months

Opened
3 weeks

Preparation for two cups

Tea quantity
6g /0.21oz

Water quantity
40ml /1.35oz

Temperature
60C / 140F

Brewing time
1 min. 40 sec.

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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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MIYA

$31$34

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Description
This rare premium dento hon gyokuro is hand-picked at the end of May in Yame, Fukuoka. Made from the sweet sae midori cultivar,  its scent is refreshing and it has next to bitterness. What makes it stand apart, however, is its incredible umami that will leave a round and rich feeling on your palate. After the first, more delicate brew at low temperatures, the leaves can be easily brewed up to three times, like a sencha.

Packed with caffeine and with a beautiful light gold color, this premium dento hon gyokuro should be enjoyed in the late morning or early afternoon. 

An extraordinary example of the excellency of Yame tea masters, and one of the jewels of Koga cha gyo.

Producer

KOGA CHA GYOU
Origin
100% Japanese tea from Yame
Quality and Type
Premium Gyokuro
Organic
No
Cultivars
Sae midori

Tasting Notes

Packing
Aluminium bag with neutral gaz for best preservation.

Conservation

Unopened
8 months

Opened
3 weeks

Preparation for two cups

Tea quantity
6g /0.21oz

Water quantity
40ml /1.35oz

Temperature
60C / 140F

Brewing time
1 min. 40 sec.

 

 

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