Shirakawa Gokou Matcha | 白川ごこう
Description: A single cultivar 100% Gokou matcha from Shirakawa, Uji. This is a wonderful chance to try unblended Gokou Matcha - made from one of Uji's most celebrated local culitvars. Gokou has an intoxicating aroma with a balanced, full bodied finish. Made by a true living legend.
What is so special about this tea? This matcha hails from unarguably the most revered tencha garden in all of Uji - The gardens of Mr. Kiyoharu Tsuji. Gokou is one of the more uniquely fragranced Matcha from Tsuji san with a notable Gyokuro like "shaded aroma" quality. Tsuji san has mastered the production of a handful of cultivars - Gokou among them. With more #1 showings at Japan's all national tea fair, it is safe to say his name is etched in the history of Uji tea production. His teas exude a notable power from intensive garden management and fertilization as well as the deep red clay soil of Shirakawa. The L-Theanine and amino acid levels of his teas are some of the highest recorded - and this comes through on the palate. We recommend using slightly cooler water to bring out that umami.
Recommended for: A pinnacle grade matcha experience - a matcha with a lot of character
How do we describe Gokou matcha?
silky + aromatic
Made from 100% Gokou cultivar from a single garden. Produced by the famed Kiyoharu Tsuji and finished by hand. Gokou is a fascinating and rewarding tea especially helpful in helping to understand the unique qualities of single cultivar tea.