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Shirakawa Gokou Matcha | ごこう抹茶



Packaging Size: 20g Tin

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About Shirakawa Gokou Matcha | ごこう抹茶

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



Notes on Production

Single Grower | Single Producer | Single Cultivar

A single 100% single cultivar Gokou matcha - shaded 25 days, hand picked and gently stone milled.

Cultivars: Gokou



Tasting Notes

Intense Umami | Floral | Powerful Finish


Origin

Uji, Japan



Brewing Instructions


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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
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Rajiv Ragu

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Ana
Second purchase!

I love matcha. I have 7 different types at home. This one is my favorite to drink pure.

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Jennifer
Smooth and Green

I’ve tried several different brands of matcha and this is by far the best I’ve ever had. It’s smooth, fresh green in color and tastes wonderful. I’m hooked.

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Will

This one isn't my favourite out of the matcha I've had from kettl, but that boils down to personal preference. I find this matcha to be more astringent and more bitter compared to the Shinme, Kiwami, and Hibiki. However, it is still a great matcha, and should be enjoyed for what it is. I feel like this is more "traditional" matcha, as these slightly bitter, astringent flavours are what I was used to before I tried the more soft, creamy matchas.

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Elliot Sabag

Shirakawa Gokou Matcha |

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
82%
(9)
18%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
R
Rajiv Ragu

Shirakawa Gokou Matcha |

A
Ana
Second purchase!

I love matcha. I have 7 different types at home. This one is my favorite to drink pure.

J
Jennifer
Smooth and Green

I’ve tried several different brands of matcha and this is by far the best I’ve ever had. It’s smooth, fresh green in color and tastes wonderful. I’m hooked.

W
Will

This one isn't my favourite out of the matcha I've had from kettl, but that boils down to personal preference. I find this matcha to be more astringent and more bitter compared to the Shinme, Kiwami, and Hibiki. However, it is still a great matcha, and should be enjoyed for what it is. I feel like this is more "traditional" matcha, as these slightly bitter, astringent flavours are what I was used to before I tried the more soft, creamy matchas.

E
Elliot Sabag

Shirakawa Gokou Matcha |