Saemidori Competition Gyokuro

The Crowned Jewel of Gyokuro

From Shinki Yamashita

Shinki Yamashita Saemidori Competition Gyokuro | 25g

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This is Shinki Yamashita's Hinpyoukai Gyokuro - his competition level Saemidori and the crown in the Jewel of his offerings.
This is very limited and will be available on a first come first served basis

: 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" but 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, Yamashiro, Uji

Production Year: 2023

Producer: Shinki Yamashita

Always use fresh filtered water

Water: 60cc / 2 oz (150F)

Leaf Amount: 6g / 2 teaspoons

Brew Time: 2 minutes

HOW DO WE DESCRIBE Saemidori Competition Gyokuro?

Maximum Umami + Soft Floral Finish

This Hinpyoukai Gyokuro was crafted for the national tea fair. Saemidori represents the absolute pinnace of Gyokuro from the master Shinmi Yamashita.