MIYAKO

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$9

1 in stock (can be backordered)

Net weight : 5g / 0.17oz
Description

This competition-grade dento hon gyokuro from Yame is a precious and rare jewel that should be treated with great care. Winner of multiple national awards, this elegant gyokuro combines extraordinary sweetness and umami for an unforgettable experience, and maybe encapsulate the very soul of green tea.  

Hand-picked at the end of May and the result of years of work for the tea masters of Koga cha gyo, this fine tea takes you to a wonderful journey deep in the mountains and tea fields of Yame. 

Please note this is a single serving quantity. You can brew for two cups, starting at 20ml each, then increase the temperature and water quantity for the next brewings. Can be easily brewed 3 times ! 

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

Tea quantity
5g /0.17oz

Water quantity
40ml /1.35oz

Temperature
50-60C / 122-140F

Brewing time
1 min. 40 – 2 min.

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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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MIYAKO

$9

1 in stock (can be backordered)

Net weight : 5g / 0.17oz
Description

This competition-grade dento hon gyokuro from Yame is a precious and rare jewel that should be treated with great care. Winner of multiple national awards, this elegant gyokuro combines extraordinary sweetness and umami for an unforgettable experience, and maybe encapsulate the very soul of green tea.  

Hand-picked at the end of May and the result of years of work for the tea masters of Koga cha gyo, this fine tea takes you to a wonderful journey deep in the mountains and tea fields of Yame. 

Please note this is a single serving quantity. You can brew for two cups, starting at 20ml each, then increase the temperature and water quantity for the next brewings. Can be easily brewed 3 times ! 

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

Tea quantity
5g /0.17oz

Water quantity
40ml /1.35oz

Temperature
50-60C / 122-140F

Brewing time
1 min. 40 – 2 min.

 

 

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then you make the tea.
Then you drink it properly.
That is all you need to know."
Sen no Rikyu

 

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