2022 Grand prize gyokuro
Japan's Finest Gyokuro
From Shinki Yamashita
2022 Grand Prize Gyokuro 10g - Shinki Yamashita, Kyotanabe, Uji
This is the only second time in 24 years that Uji has bested Yame and come out on top. Ironically, it is largely due to the fact that in addition to Uji's prowess for garden management and strict development of the tea garden, it has been studying more closely Yame's famed leaf processing methods - and it has seemed to work.
This Gyokuro is a remarkable achievement as it exudes the classic rich, unctuous umami one wold expect with a piercing freshness of the fresh just picked leaf. This is due to the fact that the tea undergoes minimal post processing and achieves the bulk of its sweetness unassisted by hiire firing meaning a naturally fragrant steep. In short, this tea brings a very different experience than the last several years of winners from Yame who do derive fragrance and balanced sweetness from post firing.
10g (5g x 2)
Type: Green Tea
Cultivar: Uji Hikari
Production Area: Kyotanabe, Yamashiro, Uji
Production Year: 2022
Producer: Multi farmer
Always use fresh filtered water
Water: 60cc / 2 oz (150F)
Leaf Amount: 6g / 2 teaspoons
Brew Time: 2 minutes
HOW DO WE DESCRIBE Tenkuu Gyokuro?
MAXIMUM UMAMI + GENTLE MARINE SALINITY
This Hinpyoukai Gyokuro was crafted for the national tea fair. Tenkuu is highest grade blended Gyokuro in our catalog.
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