Shinki Yamashita Saemidori Competition Gyokuro | 25g

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This is Shinki Yamashita's Hinpyoukai Gyokuro - his competition level Saemidori and the crown jewel of his offerings.

: The name Yamashita is to gyokuro as Domaine Leflaive is to Chardonnay or Domainee de la Romanee-Conti is to Pinot Noir. It is a name that carries significant influence and respect in the industry. Shinki Yamashita, who produced this stunning 2023 gyokuro is tending the same plants he inherited from his grandfather, the legendary Toshikazu Yamashita. It is hard to understate Toshikazu san's influence on the industry of gyokuro - he has won the National prize more than any other producer and his teas was bestowed the "Order of the sacred treasure" by the Prime Minister of Japan as well as "Master craftsman of Japan" by the Japanese Ministry of Labor. Shinki san has been guided by his grandfather and is now producing top tier, prize-winning gyokuro of his own. We are proud to be the sole supplier of his unblended, 100% Saemidori gyokuro.

Type: Green Tea

Cultivar: Saemidori

Production Area: Kyotanabe, Uji

Production Year: 2023

Producer: Yamashita Family

Always use fresh filtered water

Water: 60-70cc / 2-2.5 oz (140F)

Leaf Amount: 6-7g / 2 teaspoons

Brew Time: 2 minutes

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HOW DO WE DESCRIBE Saemidori Gyokuro?

Rich texture + Decadent umami

A once in a lifetime Gyokuro from Japan's #1 producer. Ultra rich and luxurious with a lasting sweetness.